IAmA Rubik's Cube Speedsolver, preparing for the World Championship this weekend. Ask Me Anything!
I've been solving the Rubik's Cube (and other similar puzzles) for fun for around 8 years now. The hobby has allowed me to make tons of new friends and travel all round the world, attending competitions and visiting places I never would have expected. This weekend I'll be both competing in and helping run the World Championship, which is being held in Melbourne from the 11-14th of July.
I also have Jack Cai (u/jack3bld) here with me, who's the current world record holder for solving the Rubik's Cube blindfolded. He'll be hanging around and can answer any questions you might have for him.
Speedcubing is a pretty niche thing, so I'm always keen to shed more light on it. We're excited to answer any questions y'all might have about our weird (but kinda wonderful) hobby!