"I’ve been trying all year to solve a Rubik’s Cube in under a minute so I can post it to Instagram. I finally did it," he said.
Unfortunately for Marvel and DC fans, superheroes may not be able to help out in the crisis we are currently going through on Earth. This isn't an intergalactic alien invasion or Loki up to his old tricks but a virus that needs people to stay as safe and isolated as possible. So what were the actors who play our favorite superheroes up to anyway during the lockdown?! Looking at actor Chris Pratt's co-stars, Brie Larson has launched a YouTube channel and Samuel L. Jackson has been entertaining fans with lessons on how to swear in 15 languages. The Guardians of the Galaxy actor, on the other hand, decided to try his luck on a rather old-fashioned past-time and managed to solve a Rubik's Cube in less than a minute, Daily Mail reports.
This is no easy feat and even those who have practiced for months and years still find new challenges with the cube. Also, the time-factor is all-important here and people are actually ranked based on their ability to solve it in the fastest time. Chris went on to post a clip on Instagram where he had his game face on as he worked to beat the minute's clock which he did quite convincingly. Pratt said of the achievement: "I’ve been trying all year to solve a Rubik’s Cube in under a minute so I can post it to Instagram. I finally did it!!! The world record is like 5 seconds. Which is actually done by using dark magic I think? So. That doesn’t count in my book. Just kidding. The kids who do the Rubik’s cube in under ten seconds are my heroes. Stuck in quarantine!? Get you a Rubik’s Cube!"
Unless you've been living under a rock your entire life, you know exactly how a Rubik's Cube works. Each of the six faces of the cube can be rotated freely, moving the smaller cubes around. The goal of a Rubik's Cube puzzle is to start with some randomized, shuffled, messy configuration of the cube and, by rotating the faces, get back to the original solved pattern with each side being a single color.
Rubik's Cube inventor Erno Rubik breaks down the math behind the iconic toy pic.twitter.com/oUWIKqviaN— Mashable (@mashable) October 6, 2020
When the Rubik's Cube hit shelves worldwide in 1980, it immediately became popular. And when I say "popular," I mean, like, Pokemon popular or Harry Potter popular. By 1981, sales were in the hundreds of millions, making it the best-selling toy in history. Rubik's Cube continued to be marketed and sold throughout the 1980s and ’90s, but it was not until the early 2000s that interest in the Cube began increasing again.
Chris and his team are currently busy with his role in Jurassic World: Dominion as filming has resumed in the UK. Production has been going on-and-off, with the set currently shut down for two weeks after some members of the crew tested positive for COVID-19. So, we do figure that Chris is pretty bored during the pandemic and would want to keep himself occupied with something brainy. Aside from working out on his skills with the Rubik's Cube, Chris has been pretty busy these last few months. He has become a new father, welcoming his second child, Lyla Maria, with his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger in August.