Friday, September 21, 2007

Life is a Rubik's Cube

and if you can solve Life blindfolded in 2 minutes, you just might make the front page of TLATL, too.

This is a cop-out of a post to be sure. I have nothing to offer intellectually. That's ok; it's Friday. But I promise these videos will impress, and the last video will warm your heart for the weekend, and reinforce your stereotypes that Asians are smart.

Matyas Kuti, a shy 14 year-old Hungarian, solves a 5x5 Cube (officially known as the Rubik's "Professor's Cube") - blindfolded. At first I didn't think this would be overly impressive - it's just a matter of muscle memory. Wrong. Notice that the kid doesn't actually put on his blindfold and start solving the cube until his timer has reached 2:45. He spent the first 2:45 memorizing the position of each of the 150 pieces. He then put on his blindfold and made easily over 1000 moves all the while remembering the exact position of each of the 150 pieces. In 8 minutes.

If you don't think you're dumb yet, watch this 3 year old solve the 3x3 Rubik's Cube. It doesn't look like a memorized routine either, there seem to be parts where she stops and examines it.

Have a good weekend, everyone.


Ryan said...

Rollo, I have some comments:

1) Although the 9 minutes captured of that boy's life are incredible, what the heck do the remaining 23 hours and 51 minutes look like? Yikes.

2) Seeing is believing, but I still don't believe it. I just don't. Incredible.

3) Yeah, but can that little girl even feed herself? To quote Dignan, "I mean, what has she [Grace] ever done with her life that's so great?"

4) How do you know that guy is shy?

Roller said...

ryan, I know he's shy because I tried e-mailing him and he didn't respond.

Classic Dignan quote... been too long since I've watched that.

Coovo said...

I don't know if this is some contest, but did you guys see that kid in the yellow t-shirt over his shoulder in the beginning of the video watching this kid. He's like "man, I'm toast."

I actually saw a middle aged man walking down the street the other day doing a rubik's cube. I had to check my chest hair to make sure I hadn't traveled back to 1987.

Damn it feels good to be a blogger!