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Hahaha, Maplestory. Fun times. Got to level 50 on the Beta version. And then the official one got released, never really got back into it.

I play bassoon in band. Football and Ultimate Frisbee with friends. And the always fun, Super Smash Bros. Melee.
 
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I used to like sportstacking but then my cups broke :( I also play DS games like Mario Kart, Pokemon Diamond, and Brain Age. I also enjoy reading about memory sports. TV is good once in a while, but cubing is much better :p I'll post more when I think of more of my hobbies.
 
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Other than cubing I enjoy-
-playing football(soccer)
-programming using C++
-playing the Bass Clarinet
-watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
-juggling
-memory sports(just started)
-watching Looney Tunes, Flinstones, the Jetsons, and Top Cat and all of the other old cartoon network stuff
-shooting pool(billiards)
 

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Other things I like to do:
- doing things with my beautiful wife and 3 daughters (I'm an old guy - 45 years old!)
- playing keyboard instruments (piano, organ, synths, etc.)
- juggling (my personal bests juggling: http://www.jugglingdb.com/records/member.php?user=993)

I was really into videogames many years ago. I'm the originator of the KLOV (http://www.klov.com/), and I wrote a few games for the TRS-80 color computer about 20 years ago.

I've also messed around with memorizing pi. I had about 950 digits at one time, but I probably don't remember more than about 200 right now. My silliest achievement - reciting 660 digits of pi while juggling 5 balls. :)
 

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Hi Mike,

Being 45 IS really old :)

But you get everyones respect for being able to juggle 8 balls, being geeky enough to admit your involvement with KLOV and recently your amazing results on blindfolded solves! You are living prove that you don't need a 14 year old flexible/trained brain to be able to memorize a 4x4x4!
 
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I like to travel.
I am currently learning to play the guitar and also the Korean language. I find this last one particularly interesting and funny. :)
 

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Hi Mike,

Being 45 IS really old :)

But you get everyones respect for being able to juggle 8 balls, being geeky enough to admit your involvement with KLOV and recently your amazing results on blindfolded solves! You are living prove that you don't need a 14 year old flexible/trained brain to be able to memorize a 4x4x4!
Thanks, Arnaud. I think I definitely qualify as being geeky, yes. :)
 

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Ok, here are my hobbies besides cubing :):

- playing footbag
- riding my bicycle
- programming
- enjoying nature
- juggling (i'm very bad at it, only three balls and almost no tricks :))
 
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My other hobbies besides Cubing are:
1.Programming in C++
2.Philately
3.Robotics(My current project is building a Cube-solving robot)
4.Physics
5.Started memorizing pi(After seeing the previous posts :D)

I dont understand why so many cubers are into Juggling??!!:confused:
Maybe I should give it a try.
 

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I dont understand why so many cubers are into Juggling??!!:confused:
Maybe I should give it a try.
Yes - you should! It's fun!

There's obviously some sort of connection between juggling and cubing. It's probably just that it's object manipulation that can get you noticed. :)

On the juggling forums that I've spent some time on, several people have brought up the question of cubing, and there were a lot of jugglers out there who had at least gotten down to a minute or less on the 3x3x3. In fact, it was one of these threads on the juggling forums that led me to decide I should give speedcubing a try.

Interestingly, another topic that has come up on the juggling forums is memorizing pi - that is also common among jugglers. Definitely a bizarre connection.
 
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So far I've only memorized a few digits of pi: 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944
(This is all I know)

I also like playing real time strategy games such as Starcraft and Warcraft.
 
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I'm also a juggler, and I can remember pi to about 300 places. I enjoy playing the piano, maths, running, ping pong, monty python, philosophy, chess, P G Wodehouse, cooking, art, and physics.

I did my A level maths 3 years early and got one of the highest marks recorded, so I'm definitely a maths buff. I found a test I'll put up here, on another thread.

It determines 'mathmo'-ness, but is relevant to our neck of the woods, so, have a look.
 
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#39
lol everybody here juggles..

I juggle as well, I can do 3 balls solid and 4 balls somewhat
Other than that I guess listening to music, real time strategy games, and magic (though I need to brush up on that)
 
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