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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.
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.
Director Sue Kim's own son got into speedcubing, and when they went to a competition in Oregon, she was hooked. "When they go out to dinner, they have to bring a cube," Kim told Fast Company. "The cubing is endless."