Trippy timelapse shows how to solve a 17x17x17 Rubik's Cube in 7.5 hours 2022


Some people have way too much time on their hands.

YouTuber Kenneth Brandon, a.k.a. RedKB, is one such man. Kenneth is a fan of"twisty puzzles"according to his bio, he is also a fiend when it comes to Rubik's Cubes. Kenneth doesn't just solve a Rubik's Cube, he dominates it. And he is way too talented to be working on the standard 3x3x3 block, that most people have been struggling with for years.

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The cube that takes Kenneth's fancy is the ridiculously difficult 17x17x17 cube designed by puzzle legend Oskar Van Deventer and he doesn't need years, he completes the bad boy in mere hours— about 7.5 spread out across five days.

He then just made himself even more perfect by throwing in a timelapse for our entertainment (see above). Kenneth is a true legend.

Gizmodo has put Kenneth's accomplishment into layman's terms for all the twisty puzzle enthusiasts out there:

To put things in perspective, there are 66.9 quinquagintatrecentillion possible ways to scramble a 17x17x17 Rubik's Cube. That's 6.69 * 10^1054, written out there would be over a thousand zeroes!

Right. Got it. Back to the puzzle den we go to study the entire 7.5 hours of YouTube footage that Kenneth has been kind enough to supply. Goodbye, life.