Parachutist Solves Rubik's Cube in Freefall

Skydiver makes short work of it at 14,000 feet
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2010 7:10 PM CDT

(Newser) – A German skydiver solved a Rubik's cube while in freefall 14,000 feet above the ground, the Telegraph reports. Ludwig Fichte, 29, sat in a rubber boat with a companion while solving the puzzle and gloating to friends—all in the 31.5 seconds before he deployed his parachute. Check out the video of Fichte's feat, but note that it's the dinghy that lends his achievement historical significance: "Solving the cube in freefall has been done before," he said. "But I am the first to do it in a rubber boat." (Read more skydiving stories.)

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