Michael Ezrokhi (more commonly known as Michael Humuhumunukunukuapua'a, often shortened to Michael Humu or MH) is an American cuber.
Michael Humuhumunukunukuapua'a and Cubicle April Fools video (2016)
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This meme originated when a video was posted on 31 March 2016 on TheCubicle.us's YouTube channel, titled "Michael Humuhumunukunukuapua'a: International video debut". The video featured a narrator telling the story of Michael, a Hawaiian native who lives in a volcano. In the video he is seen averaging 5 seconds on a 3x3 with a strange color scheme, featuring purple instead of orange. The video ends stating that Michael will be competing at Manhasset Spring 2016.
Later, a separate video was posted on the channel explaining the origin of his color scheme. A "Cuber ProFile" was also made on The Cubicle stating that Michael currently holds the Guinness World Record for most cubes solved while surfing a big wave, and that he has teamed up with Yi Xiawei, a cube designer to create the Xiawei Pineapple cube. Michael also had a Facebook page where he hosted a giveaway for TheCubicle.us.
On 16 April 2016, Michael appeared at Manhasset to compete and got a 57.13 average on 3x3, under the name Michael Humuhumunukunukuapua'a (a WCA delegate soon changed his results to his actual name, Michael Ezrokhi). TheCubicle later revealed that all of this was part of a grand April Fools Day prank, as many cubers assumed. His color scheme "The Pride of Hawaii" and his logo are currently still available on TheCubicle.us.
Hawaiian Kociemba method
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The Hawaiian Kociemba method was inspired by fake solves done by Michael Ezrokhi.
Hawaiian Kociemba is a 3x3x3 Speedsolving method with a very low average move count of 40. It has several variations, one of which has a 14 algorithm 2LLL. The method was derived from an April Fools' Day video by TheCubicle.us uploaded on March 31, 2016. But, it has surprisingly turned out to be not too bad of a method. Brayden Mossey (wir3sandfir3s) originally made the forum post as a theory of what the method could be, from a single solve reconstruction. The method has been proven to be quite effective, and he has since added variations and more algorithms.