Let's twist again: British teenagers compete in Rubik's Cube world cup

Published Nov 01 2020 at 9:15 AM GMT
  • The 40-year-old puzzle is now a social media hit and has inspired a documentary.
  • How has its appeal endured"When Ern' Rubik invented the Rubik's Cube 40 years ago, he had no idea it would become a household name.
  • Four decades on, the brightly coloured 3D puzzle is gaining cult status once more, this time among a younger generation, who are sharing videos of themselves solving it on social media " and even competing in 'speedcubing" events.
  • Now two British teenagers are set to take part in the final of the Rubik's Cube world cup, which takes place virtually this week.
  • They'll be attempting to beat the current record holder Yusheng Du who can solve the puzzle in a jaw-dropping 3 47 seconds.



  • Published Nov 1, 2020 9:15 AM GMT