Rubik's Cube to be solved by fancy footwork for first time in national competition

Posted by ap507 at Oct 29, 2014 02:15 PM |
‘Speedcubers’ to compete for title of UK Champion 2014 for 40th anniversary event at University
Rubik's Cube to be solved by fancy footwork for first time in national competition

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International Rubik’s Cube masters have learned to solve the infamous box puzzle in a novel new way – by solely using their feet and toes.

The fleet-of-foot experts will be competing at the University's Percy Gee Building to find out who can solve the puzzle the quickest in order to mark the 40th anniversary of the complex cube – and in celebration will for the first time be playing in a hands-free zone. 

The event, taking place between 1-2 November, will mark the third time the ‘speedcubers’ have visited the University, this time to take part in the 2014 Rubik’s Cube Championships.

The two-day event will see over 100 competitors from 13 different countries convening in order to test their mettle.

The Rubik’s Cube, which has a whopping 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 – 43 quintillion - possible combinations on its six coloured faces, was invented by Ernö Rubik in the spring of 1974 in his home town of Budapest, Hungary, and has since become a global phenomenon and a quintessential head-scratcher among puzzle-solvers.

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