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All Hail the Cube

While I admit that this clip was running through my head the entire time I was writing this story, the truth is that the new subculture surrounding the Rubik’s Cube is actually very cool–and kind of important. In a world increasingly dependent on algorithms, it’s good to know that budding science geeks have a “toy” they can learn from. So I attended the 2012 Rubik’s Cube tournament in Las Vegas –blindfolded solving, one-handed solving, solving with your feet–and came away with this. Sadly, no Alf.


Filed under: 2012, Douglas Quenqua, New York Times,

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I'm a freelance writer and editor living in Brooklyn, N.Y. My work appears primarily in the New York Times, but also Columbia Magazine, Redbook, Fast Company, The Advertiser, The New York Observer, Wired, the New York Post and others. I write about culture, science, media, lifestyle and dogs. When I remember, I post my stuff here. It's pronounced Kwen'-kwah. Contact: Doug [dot] Quenqua [@]


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