# The Carrot is hiring new staff writers

#### RyanReese09

The storyline could have been worked on, but it was absolutely brilliant to see a lurker have a good first post . I rank you #2, next to Chris.

#### Godmil

I like how it links in with chris' one. This is a good contender for thread of the year

#### teller

##### REAL Fingertricks!

Feliks Zemdegs Misses the Cut for Final Round at World Championship

(THAILAND) - In a stunning upset, cubing favorite Feliks Zemdegs failed make the cut for the final round of the 3x3 speedsolve event. As he rounded out an average of 13.62s, mouths were agape as the hushed crowd of onlookers tried to process the incomprehensible scene that unfolded before them. With a disgusted look, Zemdegs merely shrugged as he walked off the stage, not meeting the multitude of blank stares that greeted him on the way back to his seat.

"I'm afraid this might be my fault," claimed David Zemdegs, father of the former prodigy. "I thought it would be lucrative to have Seven Towns sponsor Feliks for this event. Feliks wasn't happy about it, but from my research in the forums, the consensus is that 'it's the cuber, not the cube.' It made sense at the time, but now I am really beginning to wonder..."

2009 World Champion Breandan Vallance had mixed feelings. "Of course it's nice to have Feliks out of the way, but I fear now that it will be a hollow victory for me."

Feliks himself was disgusted with the results. "Look, I can get by without corner-cutting, but this cube feels like it's been lubed with cement. I mean, you've got to be f'ing kidding me. I nearly broke a finger!"

Slow motion replays will be available on YouTube tomorrow for the viewing public's amusement.

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#### cmhardw

Awesome stories everyone! I love it when I see this thread at the top of the homepage (Shelley, this thread was a great idea!). Keep the new stories coming! :tu

#### yockee

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It's funny, I actually started out thinking this was real. I was actually getting depressed about it, hahahah. I was like " Man, this is stupid. Why are they banning PLL's? That's not really a world record when it's really not solved." Hahahaha.

#### aminayuko

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hidden wca event

the WCA (World Cubing Association) has an event that may or may not be availible in competitions.This is a new event for those who like water , OH, and 7x7s. Underwater OH 7x7! how this works is that a person equips air tanks and equipment for scuba diving, gets in the glass tank, inspects as normal, and starts the new product from speedstacks! A waterproof timer for the convenience! they solve the 7x7 underwater OH, and stop the timer as usual. this event can exceed 10 min, but the limit is two hours. there will be no averages, just one single as this may take too long.Well, bring out the waterproof lubricant!

no garuntee to be and event
TEEHEE!
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#### hic2482w

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WCA tries to increase popularity, makes 1x1x2 official

The WCA will make the 1x1x2 an official speedsolving event, hoping to attract people who always wanted to solve the cube but were too lazy to learn.​
"For the past month or so, we have been seeing very little growth. We feel this move is necessary and helpful in encouraging people to take up speedsolving the 1x1x2.", an officially released statement from the WCA said.​
Reaction on the streets are quite varied. Some are ecstatic-"Finally, I can solve an official WCA puzzle!" says one. Others aren't as happy-"Do we really need another event for Feliks to dominate at?"​
DaYan has already started making prototypes, and have released a statement for cubers to expect the first model publicly available a few weeks from now.​

#### HelpCube

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WCA Involved in Bribery scandal

The WCA has recently been found to be involved with a bribery scandal with speedcuber Feliks Zemdegs. Reportedly, the WCA bribed Zemdegs with $20,000 dollars to quit speedcubing in order to "...give others a chance". As WCA board member Tyson Mao said, "It just wasn't fair. No one person should have all of the records, and if money is all he wants he can have it". Stefan Pochmann, who leaked the story to us, was one of the several others who were bribed to quit, including Breandan Vallance, Bob Burton, Chris Bird, Tristan Wright, and Jules Mangalang. Only Zemdegs and Mangalang have been confirmed to have accepted the bribe. Both have reportedly fled to Mars to avoid prosecution. #### shelley ##### chang It's funny, I actually started out thinking this was real. I was actually getting depressed about it, hahahah. I was like " Man, this is stupid. Why are they banning PLL's? That's not really a world record when it's really not solved." Hahahaha. Wow, that was more successful than I was expecting. And nice Carrot logo, teller #### Dan456 ##### Member WCA tries to increase popularity, makes 1x1x2 official The WCA will make the 1x1x2 an official speedsolving event, hoping to attract people who always wanted to solve the cube but were too lazy to learn.​ "For the past month or so, we have been seeing very little growth. We feel this move is necessary and helpful in encouraging people to take up speedsolving the 1x1x2.", an officially released statement from the WCA said.​ Reaction on the streets are quite varied. Some are ecstatic-"Finally, I can solve an official WCA puzzle!" says one. Others aren't as happy-"Do we really need another event for Feliks to dominate at?"​ DaYan has already started making prototypes, and have released a statement for cubers to expect the first model publicly available a few weeks from now.​ It better have 45 degree corner cutting or I won't buy it. #### Goosly ##### Member LOL. For that kind of money, I'd never touch a cube again. You wouldn't? I don't think a million dollars would be sufficient for me quiting cubing. #### LarsN ##### Member Speedcubing to become a Hollywood blockbuster Production confirmed Lately the buzzing rumor on IGN about the possible upcoming speedcubing themed cinematic trilogy is stirring on fan forums everywhere. This morning producer Bob Shaye confirmed that New Line Cinema is going to undertake the daunting task of bringing the era of speedcubing to the silver screen. “It’s a truly great day,” says Bob in an interview with The Carrot. “We have a finished script and are already signing up the cast and the crew. Everybody wants to be with us on this fantastic project.” Peter Jackson ready to direct As the rumors stated, Bob further reveals that the Oscar winning director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings trilogy) will be the leading man on the project. Both parties came to an early agreement that Speedcubing had to be a three movie feature. “It’s not just a Rubiks cube,” Peter Jackson explains. “The community of speedcubers is massive and their story needs to be told from every angle.” The movie will be shot in different locations of New Zealand. A fitting scene for the movie, according to the director: “Faz (Felix Zemdegs, current world record holder) is broadly known to be Australian, but research shows that he might as well be from New Zealand.” Peter Jackson goes on to talk about the visual effects: “It will be stunning! Imagine a Rubiks cube solved in less than 6 seconds in a 3D-theater. Furthermore the end credits will feature solving sequences for every scrambled state. No one will have to leave their cube unsolved in the drawer anymore. Just bring it to the theater!” Elijah Wood as Faz Speculations continue about casting for the main character. Who will play the part of the amazingly fast speedcuber Feliks Zemdegs? The hottest rumor seems to be that either Daniel Radcliffe or Elijah Wood will sign the contract with New Line Cinema. Daniel denies the rumors, but states that he will be ready to let his hands perform magic again. On the other hand The Carrot has confirmed that Elijah Wood has registered for the Rubik’s Cube World Championship 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand, under the obvious fake name “Joey Gouly". Speculators say that this is apparent preproduction research. One of the confirmed actors, Alan Rickman, states that he is perfectly cast for the role of speedcubing legend Stefan Pochmann: “I already have an amazing German accent. You remember Die Hard, ja?” Return of Yu While the plot is kept secret so far, The Carrot has gained information on the title for the first movie in the trilogy. “Return of Yu” will be released early august 2012. New Line Cinema states that free world premiere tickets will be given to the first 200 people who show up at the sales with a complete face solved (any color). Whip out your cubes everybody! Last edited: #### Bryan ##### Premium Member WCA tries to increase popularity, makes 1x1x2 official The WCA will make the 1x1x2 an official speedsolving event, hoping to attract people who always wanted to solve the cube but were too lazy to learn.​ "For the past month or so, we have been seeing very little growth. We feel this move is necessary and helpful in encouraging people to take up speedsolving the 1x1x2.", an officially released statement from the WCA said.​ Reaction on the streets are quite varied. Some are ecstatic-"Finally, I can solve an official WCA puzzle!" says one. Others aren't as happy-"Do we really need another event for Feliks to dominate at?"​ DaYan has already started making prototypes, and have released a statement for cubers to expect the first model publicly available a few weeks from now.​ Should have had: Reaction on the streets are quite varied. One person asked, "What is the WCA? Is it Wood Cutting of America? I can see cutting 2x4, but cutting a 1x1x2? I guess I just don't see the point. Stick to logs and chainsaws. That's awesome." Another individual responded with a more positive message, "The government is after me, but I got it figured out. Want me to tell you the secret? I need to know I can trust you. I trust people who give me$5."

Reactions at competitions were more positive. One mother responded, "This is great! Now I can compete against my son and it will be fun. I'm going to win. LOL. Please write out 'L-O-L'. It's three letters. Spelled just that way. I put that on his Facebook wall when I make jokes about stuff."

Some competitors believe this event will replace Magic in terms of youngest competitor. Pediatricians Dr. Evert Marin said, "Well, it does seem like a very simple puzzle. I would think that a baby that is 6 months old could recognize the color patterns to solve it. I don't believe they will have the skills until 14 months or so to start and stop that timer. And please don't just set them in the chair, they'll fall over. Have a high chair at that station or something else to keep them safe. And don't let them chew on it." The WCA Board is currently evaluating its regulations and will determine what needs to be changed in order to let babies compete safely at competition.