I spent a long time procrastinating about what I can actually say about the Rubik’s 2×2 other than the fact that I can’t solve it. I even took to Google to hopefully find some inspiration. After all, everyone knows exactly what the Rubik’s Cube is… it’s older than I am. I mean, it’s even older than my husband! It has always been popular, but it definitely seems to be making a huge comeback.
My Google search led me to the website of the World Cube Association (like I knew there was an association!) It’s packed full of information about every cube competition they host. There are competitions all over the world (the clue is in the name) with contestants hoping to be the fastest cuber in the west (well, world actually).
I found the results of previous competitions and thought I would run down a few of these with you. However, something much more important came up that I need to discuss.
The World Record for completing the 2×2 Rubik’s Cube
Over the last 10 years there have been 7 new World Records for the 2×2.
The current holder is a 14 year old from Poland, Maciej Czapiewski. He took the record in March 2016 during the Grudziądz Open 2016. His time is listed as 0.49. I was in awe, although tried in vain to find out how many seconds 0.49 minutes is. I guessed just under 30 seconds. Pretty reasonable one would think.
Maybe now would be a good time to show you that particular solve courtesy of YouTube. It isn’t a very long video… It literally just shows him solving the puzzle. I really recommend you watch it.
Looking back at the last 10 years of World Records, they have all been UNDER 2 seconds.
Anyway, I can safely say that I am suitably flawed by the abilities of the Rubik’s Cube competitors. I’m going to be encouraging my kids to try and solve it – you never know where it might lead. Actually, Macsen is already closer than I have ever been. He succeeded in completing 2 sides.
Me, Seren nor Garreth have the patience to sit there and try but Macsen thoroughly enjoyed it.
If you want to be the next World Record holder, I have a Rubik’s Cube 2×2 up for grabs… in fact two of my readers can be in with a chance of breaking the record. John Adams have kindly offered 2 for me to give away.
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