Friday, May 15, 2009
I finally got some insight into the reason the Guinness World record for most cubes solved in an hour is so low, and why the result seems so inconsequential. To satisfy the conditions for the Guinness record, all the cubes need to be brand new out of the package at the beginning of the event. Frankly, I've gotten some real duds that were nearly impossible to turn right out of the package. He had 5 cubes, and they just rotated them around. So, while I'm still not that impressed, I'm more annoyed with Guinness than anything else. I guess the next time I have a brand new cube, I'll see how long it takes me the first few times. I hope nobody tears a tendon trying to break the record.