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5 Celebrities Who Solved the Rubik's Cube

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5 Celebrities Who Solved the Rubik’s Cube

Solving a Rubik’s cube is something that almost everyone can do after putting time and effort into studying it. Adults, children, women, men – the biggest challenge is time and patience. When you think of people who cube, you probably might not think of celebrities. Even while they’re busy living a life of fame, some celebs are interested and learn to solve a cube. Below you’ll find a list of some famous people that you probably never thought would be interested in cubing.

Justin Bieber

If there is anything that can make Justin Bieber, the famous Zillenial heartthrob pop star even more appealing it’s solving the Rubik’s Cube. The Canadian singer proved that he’s more than just a pretty face when he solved it on live TV in 83 seconds.

Will Smith

The charismatic actor, who has been part of dozens of movies, learned how to solve a cube for the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness“. He solved the cube in the movie while in a taxi, landing him a job. To prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that his solve was authentic, Smith solved the cube live on TV in under one minute. This is a rare case of method acting, where an actor learns how to solve a puzzle for their role.

Chris Pratt

Another actor who cubes is the hilarious Chris Pratt. The lead actor of Guardians of the Galaxy learned how to solve the cube unrelated to his career. He proved his cubing skills during an interview for the second Guardians movie, where he solved the cube in three minutes. Last year, Pratt posted a video on Instagram showing him solve the cube in one minute. To paraphrase Pratt, kids who can solve the cube in under ten seconds “are his heroes”. Pratt ties with Will Smith’s time at 55 seconds.

Stephen Curry

It may seem out of character, but even sportspeople can be into cubing! This member of the basketball team Golden State Warriors can solve the cube – all thanks to a CoVID quarantine. Curry learned many things during his prolonged time at home: singing, in-door golfing, and cubing. Curry can even do it blindfolded. The moral of the story is that a silver lining can come in the form of solving puzzles.

Seve Kerr

In another example of sportspeople that cube we have Seve Kerr, former five-time NBA champion. Currently a basketball coach, Kerr is infamous for mocking the media. Kerr has been seen clipping his nails or shuffling cards to kill time at press conferences. In 2017, Kerr brought a Rubik’s cube to a press conference as his preferred method to pass the time.

These celebrity cubers are only a few examples – there are more out there. Next time you’re watching a movie or a sports game, try to imagine one of the people in it with a cube in their hands. It might not be far from the truth.

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