The MIT Cube Club held its first cubing competition in November. Dozens of competitors from around the country gathered in 26-100 to test their prowess at solving Rubik’s Cubes. Puzzles varied in difficulty; here contestants are solving 5x5x5 cubes.
Click here to see a 3x3x3 speed solve
Click here to see a contestant solve a 3x3x3 cube with one hand
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