Wednesday, August 25, 2010
SOLVING RUBIX CUBE WHILST SKY DIVING IN A RUBBER DINGHY...WHAT?
As if the Rubik’s Cube wasn’t hard enough, Ludwig Fichte completed the puzzle while skydiving. In a rubber dinghy. It’s reasonable to ask: Was he high? Well, he was in one sense. He jumped out of a plane at 4,300 metres. His boat was held in place by two helper skydivers and the student cracked the Cube with a satisfying 2,500 metres to spare. So he had plenty of time to deploy his parachute, float safely to the ground, and relax in the knowledge that the YouTube video of his exploits were guaranteed to take off. Fichte said: ‘Solving the Rubik's Cube in freefall has been done before by three people, as far as I know. But I am the first to do it in a rubber boat.’ Well, that’s great, Fichte. What will your next trick be? Doing a sudoku puzzle while being chased by tigers?
We wait with baited breath....On cloud 9 of course!