Thursday, December 18, 2008

Speedcubers and the 6.6 billion person world

Speebcubers compete to solve the Rubik's cube puzzle ...
Jessica Fridrich Specializes in Problems That Only Seem Impossible to Solve

... She has been far surpassed by speedcubers with records of 14, 13 and 10 seconds, some of whom can solve the cube blindfolded after studying it for less than a minute. “Today I would probably be in 20th or 30th place,” she said...
There are 6.6 billion people in the world. Even if only 1 in 10 million have the bizarre mix of talent and obsession needed to be a "speedcuber", that's 660 people.

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