My young friend Noah is into the hard stuff, and that’s a little surprising for a 10-year-old. To be clear, I’m referring to Rubik’s Cube puzzles, not the hard stuff that leaves you with a hangover the next day.
Some of these are really complicated!
The regular cubes-
those that leave me scratching my head are child’s play for Noah.
Would you care to try the Rubik’s Snake Cobra, or the Triple Two by Two? Here’s a guaranteed headache – there’s a Chinese version that has a thousand cubes and they’re all the same color. What?? (They do have tiny braille-like designs on each square.)
Noah recently attended a Cube convention, and his fan club came along to cheer him on.
In case you hadn’t heard, there are Speed Clubs and Rubik’s competitions everywhere these days. Some are casual, low-stress events, while others are high stakes tournaments where “speed cubers” are flown around the world. These celebrities of the puzzle world are so good it makes your eyes spin. Catch this video of a boy in China who can solve three puzzles at once. Two with his hands and another with his feet.