Don't Sleep On... The Speed Cubers On Netflix

The new documentary tells in the inside story of competitive Rubik's Cubing. Tissues will be required.

A competitor on The Speed Cubers on Netflix.

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If you've ever felt smug about being able to solve a Rubik's Cube, prepare to feel extremely inadequate after watching The Speed Cubers. In a petite 40-minute package, the new Netflix documentary spotlights the world of competitive cubing and the very tender rivalry at its heart.


What Is Speedcubing?

Speedcubing is solving a Rubik's Cube as quickly as possible. Competitors are given a cube that has been scrambled by a computer and are allowed to inspect it for 15 seconds before they solve it against the clock.