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Rubik's Cube sightings in media

badmephisto

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To my surprise I found cubes in the biggest Toronto newspaper today (Metro), on page #2. Millions of people here read it. Thats the exposure that we need! :D
pic:
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/842/metrocubeee7.jpg

It got me wondering about exactly how much exposure it is getting elsewhere. Did anyone see it in the media recently? I wish we had a thread dedicated just for this. It is exciting and interesting to see whats written about us, the "speed cubers".
 

van21691

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wow, but Philippine is even better because during the Rubik's Cube Philippine Open 2007, there was a media recording the competition and then later broadcast it. A lot of tv appearance getting a lot of attentions to all filipinos. Wow.
 

genwin

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maybe the speedcubers here can come up with a "record" attempt on the next world championships.. hopefully the media can cover some of that..(guiness record??)

i don't watch a lot of ESPN but i have seen speedstacking a couple of times but never a speedcubing event...True??
 

jonny guitar

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Not speedcubing but there is a commmercial on TV right now with some lady designer her loft and turning a rubiks cube with pictures of her fancy pad on it.
 

pjk

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There was a clue on Jeopardy yesterday that said:
"This world famous cube puzzle was made by a Hungarian"

It was only a $400 clue. This is the second time I've seen a Rubik's clue on Jeopardy. The other one was a couple months after Leyan Lo broke the WR, and it said something like "Leyan Lo solved this puzzle in 11.13 seconds as a new WR".
 

Theron Rabe

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Well, there was a recent article in the local newspaper about the Minnesota Open. Apart from that, I don't think I've seen much of anything.

It's nice to see that it's at least getting a little media coverage, though!
 

JBCM627

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the Cincinnati Open had a short news blurb on Fox 19... I can send this to someone if they want to put it on youtube (I don't have an account)
 
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