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Posted: August 15, 2014

Rubik's Cube solved in unique globetrotting challenge

Rubik's Cube -- A three-dimensional plastic puzzle, Rubik’s Cube intrigues kids with its apparent simplicity and inspires serious mathematicians who appreciate its complexity.

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            Rubik's Cube solved in unique globetrotting challenge
Rubik's Cube -- A three-dimensional plastic puzzle, Rubik’s Cube intrigues kids with its apparent simplicity and inspires serious mathematicians who appreciate its complexity.

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

There are many ways to solve a Rubik’s Cube. One man decided to make the iconic 1980s game a global adventure.

According to People, recent Harvard graduate Nuseir Yassin decided to celebrate his academic achievement with a trip around the world. As violent conflict broke out in Yassin’s homeland of Israel, the graduate sought a way to bring people of many nationalities together to solve a problem

Enter the Rubik’s Cube.

Yassin visited 11 countries and chose a random person from each country to make one move on the Rubik’s Cube. It took 84 people to complete the color-coded puzzle. According to Yassin’s post on YouTube, participants included 30 females, 54 males, a monkey, a snake and a rejection. Yassin used a GoPro camera and his iPhone5s to record the game’s progress.

The video has proven to be a hit, generating over 78,000 page views in just two days.

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