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February 28, 2013 12:14 PM   Subscribe

DEX: 18
INT: 18
Archetype: Acrobat
posted by FatherDagon at 12:46 PM on February 28, 2013 [3 favorites]

It's faked. I can tell by the cubes.
posted by grog at 1:10 PM on February 28, 2013

Sure, they just filmed him SCRAMBLING the cube, and then played it backwards.
posted by Curious Artificer at 1:12 PM on February 28, 2013 [3 favorites]

I'm just guessing, but I wonder if this isn't relatively trivial to learn for a good juggler who is also a good cube solver. I'm only about half of one of those, so I may never know.
posted by cmoj at 1:23 PM on February 28, 2013

I can't even see him twisting it....this seems to be more of a magic trick than a feat. Is it even possible to do the cube with one hand?
posted by Balok at 1:31 PM on February 28, 2013

I can't even see him twisting it
It looks like he is mostly using his thumb and forefinger to do small twists when it lands in his left hand. Any method of solving a cube can be boiled down into a series of short twists, so solving it one handed is more of a coordination issue if you are already familiar with solving them.

The juggling part is crazy. That he can keep track of the cube position and catch it just right to be able to execute the next required twist is amazing.
posted by Avelwood at 1:54 PM on February 28, 2013 [1 favorite]

He's a Witch. Burn him! *

* [pease note this is a Monty Python (mis)quote. I do not actually advocate burning any real persons]
posted by Faintdreams at 3:35 PM on February 28, 2013 [2 favorites]

Here's a headcam video of his juggle solving.

At first I thought he was using the back and forth throws to orient the cube so that it landed in his left hand correctly oriented for the same twist each time. From this second video it's more apparent that the twist actions are also varied. Very impressive.
posted by ceribus peribus at 3:38 PM on February 28, 2013

Sure, but could he juggle Oreos while removing the creamy center? Doubt it.
posted by orme at 3:53 PM on February 28, 2013 [4 favorites]

Does someone else scramble the cube for him? Otherwise I suspect he's using a system like this. So there's a system where the cube looks thoroughly scrambled, but is "solved" by following a pattern (seriously, watch the video--it's very convincing how it works).

I wish I had a cube to try it with, as I'm a fairly proficient juggler. Seems the hardest part would be knowing how the cube was oriented when caught.
posted by sourwookie at 5:53 PM on February 28, 2013

My sons (age 8 and 10) discovered a series of You Tube videos in which "algorithms" are shared. Each algorithm is a series of specific moves that will shift a given piece or pieces from one spot to another, leaving all other pieces undisturbed. The boys can now solve all Rubik's Cubes in the house (2x2, 3x3, and 4x4) in a mystifyingly short time.

I think it's witchcraft, myself, and I want to know if this juggler floats.
posted by wenestvedt at 8:30 PM on February 28, 2013 [1 favorite]

File next to eagle with baby video?
posted by molecicco at 9:29 AM on March 26, 2013

I just wanna know who the jerk is who comes up to him in the middle to talk to him.
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 3:24 PM on March 26, 2013

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