Wisdom of the Day - Rubik's Cube

It was the year 1974 when the first hands put fingers on the Rubik's Cube. Since then, I am sure, everybody of us has wondered how many moves it will take to solve it. In 1981, it was Morwen Thistlethwaite who thought he found the answer that a minimum of 52 moves from any given position will solve the Cube's colorful puzzle. But now thanks to a team around Google's supercomputer and researches from Germany and the States, we have what they call now "God's Number" - the most efficient strategy of them all. And who would have thought the new Number of God is 20 - at least for all the Rubik Cube nerds out there. One of them certainly is Feliks Zemdegs who holds currently the record of the fastest man to solve the Rubik's Cube in exactly 5.66 seconds. An impressive time indeed; Here is his video:

However, he only holds this record in the mortal world. CubeStormer II a robot solved the cube in 5,27 seconds. But Felik is still not far off. If you now got the taste to train for the next Cube Championship and see no way you will ever solve a cube so fast, you should not worry than you will only need 31.56 seconds if you want to beat the record for solving a Rubik's Cube with the feet.


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