Rubik's Cube sightings in media

newtonbase

A really weird got talent audition. Read the top comment! It says that they think self-solving cubes exist
I saw that the other day and that comment is hilarious. The cube is stickered with just one scrambled side (I think).

ruwix

Member
I keep getting a Hostgator ad on YouTube which starts with a guy playing with a cube so I was looking for other ads featuring the Rubik's Cube. I've found a few ads but do you know about any other examples?

This Playstation 3 ad from 2007:

Some Turkish company:

Douf

Member
CBC article about Atlantic Open 2017

Not a terrible article overall, but it does has some gems of mistakes (citing Guinness to say that Louis Cormier has the Megaminx WR, as well as not being able to decide if Emily's last name is Wang or Wong).
Yes, Guinness is not the be all end all to world records. They are poor at keeping their records updated. Unfortunately after all that research, the journalist didn't choose to look at WCA to get accurate information.

Brest

Super Reconstructor
Staff member

Chris Pratt - 3:13.48 3x3 solve (unofficial)

L' R2 D2 U' L R2 B F2 D2 L2 F2 L B2 R B F' z

y' z x' // inspection
r2 L2' U y x2 L2 R2' x' y L' // WO
z' R2 U y' R2' // WB
y2' F2 U' y U' R' F R // WG
B U' y' L' U' R' F R // WR
y' R U R' U' R' U2 R y' U L' U L // wGO
U' R' U2 R y2 U2' L' U L // wRB
U R U R' U' y' R' U2 R L' U L // wOB
y U R U' R' U R U R' // wGR
(R y R U R' d' L')3 // EO
y2 U' R U R' U R U2 R' y2 R U R' U R U' R' U R U2 R' // EP
y R' U L U' R U L' U' y' R' U L U' R U L' U' // CP
y' z' x' (U' R' U R)2 L' (U' R' U R)2 L' (U' R' U R)2 L2' // CO
View at alg.cubing.net
Code:
[B]Step	Time	STM	stps	ETM	etps[/B]
[COLOR="red"]Total	3:13.48	127	0.66	183	0.95	[/COLOR]	[B][SIZE="4"]%[/SIZE]
Step		Time	STM	ETM[/B]
Cross+1	56.24	9	0.16	16	0.28		Cross+1/F2L	52.6%	14.8%	16.0%
F2L	1:46.96	61	0.57	100	0.93		F2L/Total	55.3%	48.0%	54.6
LL	1:26.52	66	0.76	83	0.96		LL/Total	44.7%	52.0%	45.4%

timed from frame before first move to frame after last move
L' R2 D2 U' L R2 B F2 D2 L2 F2 L B2 R B F' z

y' z x' // inspection
r2 L' L' U y x (L r) R2' x' y L' // WO
z' R2 U y' R2' // WB
y' y' x U U x' U' y U' l' U R // WG
x' x' U x U' y' L' U' l' U l // WR
y' R U R' U' R' U U R y U' y U' y U' L' U L // wGO
U' R' U U R y U' y U' L' U L // wRB
U R U R' U' U' U y' R' U U R L' U L // wOB
U' y U' U U' U' R U' R2' R y U y' R U R' // wGR
(R y R U R' d' L')3 // EO
U' U' y' U y y y R U R' U R U2 R' y2 R U R' U R U2 R' R U R' U R U2 R' // EP
y y y y y R' U L U' R U L' U' y y2 R' U L U' R U L' U' // CP
y' z' x' (U' R' U R)2 L' (U' R' U R)2 L' (U' R' U R)2 (L' r') // CO
View at alg.cubing.net

pglewis

Member
I didn't go through the history to see if this had been shared yet, but Rubik's Cube is such a perfect fit for volumetric display demos (cube first shows up around :30)

newtonbase

I didn't go through the history to see if this had been shared yet, but Rubik's Cube is such a perfect fit for volumetric display demos (cube first shows up around :30)

Impressive tech. Dodgy colour scheme.

Loiloiloi

Member

Chris Pratt - 3:13.48 3x3 solve (unofficial)

L' R2 D2 U' L R2 B F2 D2 L2 F2 L B2 R B F' z

y' z x' // inspection
r2 L2' U y x2 L2 R2' x' y L' // WO
z' R2 U y' R2' // WB
y2' F2 U' y U' R' F R // WG
B U' y' L' U' R' F R // WR
y' R U R' U' R' U2 R y' U L' U L // wGO
U' R' U2 R y2 U2' L' U L // wRB
U R U R' U' y' R' U2 R L' U L // wOB
y U R U' R' U R U R' // wGR
(R y R U R' d' L')3 // EO
y2 U' R U R' U R U2 R' y2 R U R' U R U' R' U R U2 R' // EP
y R' U L U' R U L' U' y' R' U L U' R U L' U' // CP
y' z' x' (U' R' U R)2 L' (U' R' U R)2 L' (U' R' U R)2 L2' // CO
View at alg.cubing.net

Code:
[B]Step    Time    STM    stps    ETM    etps[/B]
[COLOR="red"]Total    3:13.48    127    0.66    183    0.95    [/COLOR]    [B][SIZE="4"]%[/SIZE]
Step        Time    STM    ETM[/B]
Cross+1    56.24    9    0.16    16    0.28        Cross+1/F2L    52.6%    14.8%    16.0%
F2L    1:46.96    61    0.57    100    0.93        F2L/Total    55.3%    48.0%    54.6
LL    1:26.52    66    0.76    83    0.96        LL/Total    44.7%    52.0%    45.4%

timed from frame before first move to frame after last move
L' R2 D2 U' L R2 B F2 D2 L2 F2 L B2 R B F' z

y' z x' // inspection
r2 L' L' U y x (L r) R2' x' y L' // WO
z' R2 U y' R2' // WB
y' y' x U U x' U' y U' l' U R // WG
x' x' U x U' y' L' U' l' U l // WR
y' R U R' U' R' U U R y U' y U' y U' L' U L // wGO
U' R' U U R y U' y U' L' U L // wRB
U R U R' U' U' U y' R' U U R L' U L // wOB
U' y U' U U' U' R U' R2' R y U y' R U R' // wGR
(R y R U R' d' L')3 // EO
U' U' y' U y y y R U R' U R U2 R' y2 R U R' U R U2 R' R U R' U R U2 R' // EP
y y y y y R' U L U' R U L' U' y y2 R' U L U' R U L' U' // CP
y' z' x' (U' R' U R)2 L' (U' R' U R)2 L' (U' R' U R)2 (L' r') // CO
View at alg.cubing.net
"Do I get to keep this? No? Aww" @ 4:45
Something you don't see every day, someone wanting to keep a Rubik's Brand.

Gomorrite

Member
It appears in the recently released film The Bad Batch, in a junkyard full of cannibals in a dystopian future there is a guy playing with the cube.

Underwatercuber

Member
Who has seen Despicable Me 3 already?

Lots of cubes in it It may be just me, but I'm pretty sure they got colour schemes right/wrong literally from scene to scene and at times from shot to shot.
I noticed that too!

xyzzy

Member
So there's this animated movie that came out not too long ago called "Your name". It's became the second-most financially successful Anime movie worldwide ("Spirited Away" being first), and you should probably watch it. But don't watch any trailers/ read any plot synopsis tho, it's best viewed with no real knowledge about it going in, I think.

Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah, a scrambled Rubik's cube can be seen it at least one scene:

I'd just like to point out that, now that the Blu-ray has been released, you can actually see that there are more than six colours on the cube… (Or if you want to chalk that up to shading differences, there are two corners with white and red in clockwise order.)