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Rubik's Cube sightings in media

holypasta

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a teenage guy in my area recently broke the WR for most cubes solved in an hour. i can't find coverage of it online, but it was on a local TV news station. he was only able to do 64. i couldn't believe that so little was the WR, so i did some research and found this site.

so....... are those just unofficial?

i'm confused.
There's WCA records, which everyone respects, unofficial speedcubing.com, which most people take with a grain of salt, and then there's Guiness records, which are a joke and regulated with standards that make no sense. This guy got the third one.
thank you.
 

Hadley4000

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Not too recent, but...
On the Simpsons 5 times that I can remember off the top of my head.
South Park
King of the Hill
Seinfeld
The 11 o'clock news(Showing me :))


A bunch more. I mean, it's one of the most recognized "Toys" in the world.
 

abr71310

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I'm pretty sure I saw a Family guy or a Simpsons episode where the main fat guy (hehe) was just solving cubes mindlessly because he had nothing better to do...

Now if only I was actually even half-awake today, I could search it up on YouTube.
 

Ellis

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Recent? No. But definitely interesting. I had never seen this particular segment until a few days ago.

Skip to around 4:50-


Someone needs to to teach him classic pochmann or 3OP or something, and he can have the UWR for blindfold solve inside stomach, with likely no challengers ever.
 
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imaghost

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I'm pretty sure I saw a Family guy or a Simpsons episode where the main fat guy (hehe) was just solving cubes mindlessly because he had nothing better to do...

Now if only I was actually even half-awake today, I could search it up on YouTube.
It was The Simpsons, he had a crayon stuck in his brain and he had it removed and he became smart and he just solved like 100 cubes. Apparently you have to be smart to solve a cube.
 

d4m4s74

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on the series Malcolm in the Middle (a very old episode) the father (I'm bad with names) tried to get a new job, and part of the application was solving rubik's cube upside down with fire crackers being thrown at him
 

Thieflordz5

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on the series Malcolm in the Middle (a very old episode) the father (I'm bad with names) tried to get a new job, and part of the application was solving rubik's cube upside down with fire crackers being thrown at him
LOL, I remember that... The father's name was Hal, and I think he was trying to work for some strange company...
I would be able to do that :p

No you don't, each and every one of us on this forum is a living example of my point. :p
No, I figured it out on my own... took me WAY too long though... Then I decided that it was just easier to learn O/PLL and stuff...
 
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