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The Sune OLL case

Today's featured article is the term Sune.

The term Sune (pronounced "soon", or less commonly "soo-nay") was coined by Lars Petrus for his method, and is the most widely recognized name for the sequence of moves and the case. The mirror/inverse alg/case is named Antisune (or Anti Sune). Using double layers for the first and last moves it is called a Fat Sune.


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The 17x17x17 used to be the largest order NxNxN cube.


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Most events use averages of 5 (Ao5). It's an average of 3 times since the best and worst time are removed.


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The 3x3x3 cube (also known as "Rubik's cube" and "magic cube") was invented by Ernő Rubik in 1974, and was quickly unveiled in the early 1980s.

This is a mechanical and geometric puzzle composed of with 26 elements (called cubies), which can be moved with a system of axes, that is hidden in the center of the cube. Each of the six faces is covered by 9 stickers, among six solid colours (traditionally being white, yellow, orange, red, blue, and green). The system of axes enables each layer to turn independently, thus mixing up the colours. For the puzzle to be solved, each face must be a solid colour.

It is said to be the world's best-selling toy, with over 350 millions cubes sold worldwide as of 2009.

It has inspired many widely available variations such the 2×2×2, the 3×3×3, the 4×4×4, the 5×5×5, larger sizes ones, the Pyraminx (tetrahedron), the Skewb Diamond (octahedron), the Megaminx (dodecahedron) or the Dogic (icosahedron). All of these items belong to a broad category of puzzles commonly referred to as "twisty puzzles". Some twisty puzzles are shape-shifting (such as the Square One) or custom-built (such as shape modifications of existing mechanisms).

Many subjects have been built around cubing:

Speedcubing
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Cubing competitions
The WCA logo
Blindfolded solving
Blindfolded solving
Feet solving
Feet solving
Fewest Moves
Fewest Moves solving
One-Hand solving
One-Hand solving
Algorithms research
Algorithms research
Cubing math theory
Group axioms
Optimal solution
The superflip pattern
Puzzle softwares
scrambled simulated 3x3x3x3
Puzzle solving
"beginner method" steps
Mechanism improvements
3x3x3 with rounded cubies
Puzzle collection
a cube collection
Puzzle building
A 3D printer
Puzzle modification
The Ficher's cube is a 3x3x3 modification