Solving One Rubik's Cube In Record Time Is Impressive. Six Is Magical.

Watch as Rubik's master Kevin Hays takes on six increasingly larger jumbled cubes — from 2x2 to 7x7 — to set the world record for making sides look the same.

I was one of those kids who resorted to breaking his cube apart and putting it together again so the sides all matched. I am not proud, especially not after watching this insanity.

2x2 - 7x7 Rubik's Cube World Record : 6:23.81 [YouTube via Laughing Squid]


    Yes this is impressive and i by no means mean to take away from this glory but the 2x2 and 3x3 are unique. The 4x4, 5x5, 6x6 and 7x7 are just combinations of the 2x2 and 3x3.
    I've personally solved the 2x2, 3x3, 5x5 and 6x6 and the trick for 4x4 and above it to make it a 3x3 using moves u learn in 2x2. If you watch he turns the centre squares into the same colour and them moves on to the edges and puts them into a organized format too, essentially turning the whole thing into a standard 3x3 and using 3x3 solving algorithms to complete it.

      Well... the 4x4 presents the additional problem of centres that can move, which introduces parity problems that you can't get on 2x2s (cos there are no edge pieces or centres) and 3x3s (cos the centres are fixed). This issue is replicated in the 6x6, however, so I think it's fair to say that if you can solve a 3x3, you can solve the 2x2 and any odd cube; if you can solve a 4x4, you can solve any cube above a 2x2, odd or even.

      Last edited 11/02/14 11:37 pm

    Woulda taken me 7 minutes to solve the first cube...

    I'm still working on solving my first rubik cube...........the last step was in 1990 when I threw it out the at this stage everything is going as expected.......

      You only threw yours out the window?

      I soaked my last one in petrol for five minutes then lit it on fire.

      Just wanted to make sure the petrol got into *every little nook and cranny*.

        I bought another one a few years ago and spend ten minutes on it every day.

        With a guide open in a browser in front of me.

        AND I STILL CAN'T FUCKING DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111!!!!!!!!!!!!

        You only soaked it in petrol for 5 minutes and lit it on fire?

        I soaked it in petrol for 7 minutes and then lit it on fire AND stomped on it three times! :p

        I really didn't do any of that, I dot own a rubiks cube, nor have I really put in any concerted effort to solve one

          Lol i really did do it. I was 15 or so and hated that damn cube...

      LOL threw it out of the window.... XD Are you serious? Did you get scoldings from your parents or you are an adult yourself?

    I have an Earth rubiks Sphere that has been in my family since I can remember. I still haven't finished it

      Have you tried setting it on fire?? Seemed to solve weresmurf's rubik cube problem real good......

    How is that 7x7 so freaking smooth?! If I tried that speed on mine, it'd disintegrate! That aside, people who can pair edges that freaking fast are the reason I don't go for speed...

    You can buy them already solved.

    If I was a jackass. I'd buy several, unsolve them using the same path, then backtrack what I did initially to solve them. Wouldn't take much practice to remember all steps involved. Internet glory here I come.

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