I have a private magazine on Flipboard where I save all of the weird things that might make future Phun Phriday posts. When I see a few that seem to fit a theme, I curate them for you. They are not necessarily educational – just random stories that catch my eye.
It’s a mystery to me why the Rubik’s Cube continues to be a “thing.” I didn’t like it when it first came out, and still find it frustrating. I realize this is completely my own fault, and that my feelings say a lot more about my own stubborn laziness than the quality of the toy. But that’s why I found it interesting to see that, decades after its initial introduction to the toy market, the Rubik’s Cube continues to fascinate people.
This guy, for example, has posted a tutorial on Instructables on how to make a fully functional Rubik’s Cube – out of paper. I was intimidated by Step 1, so I can’t really advise you if this actually works, but it seems on the up and up.
Then there’s this man, who made a Rubik’s cube out of cheese. This achievement should not be confused with his other Rubik’s cube accomplishments: the candle cube and the ice cube.
I doubt either of these men would be willing to loan their creations to this robot, who can solve a Rubik’s cube in .38 seconds. (Watch the last video on this page, and you’ll see why they might be reluctant to trust their art to this robot.)
I think I’ll just stick to the virtual ones.