Rubik’s Cube On Speed

A regular, traditional Rubik’s Cube is 3×3 by 6 sides. 


That’s a total of 54 moving squares to order by color on each side. 


This Rubik’s Cube On Speed is 7×7 by 6 sides.


 So this cube has 294 squares to figure out. 


(I did find another cube on eBay that was even larger, 15×15, called “Professional Level” selling for $384.40)


I’m sure there are some real whiz kids out there that can do these puzzles. 


And probably in under 3 minutes…


For me, I admire the dexterity and spatial skills. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Ship+ In A Bottle

You ever wonder how they build that big ship in that little bottle. 


Someone needs very dexterous hands and a lot of patience to put the pieces through the opening of the bottle and assemble the ship inside. 


But this second grader, Dylan Yasseri, upped the game on this whole concept and imagined a whole beach in the bottle. 


The sand, ocean, sky, birds, crabs, fish, umbrella, and even the shack (snack?) bar!


This is one reason that kids are so awesome–their purity of heart and their endless imaginations make almost anything possible.


The fantasy becomes the reality. 


The colors are magical too here. 


If adults could maintain even half the heart and creativity of our children–oh what a world it could be. 😉


(Source: Andy Blumenthal Photo of Dylan’s beautiful painting).