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Geek of the Week: Tyson Mao

Wonder where Will Smith picked up his impressive Rubik's Cube skills in The Pursuit of Happyness? Thanks to one of the world's top competitive Rubik's Cube champions Tyson Mao, Smith was able to learn how to master the mind-boggling cube for his leading role.
When Mao's younger brother Toby taught him how to solve the cube in July 2003, it was only a matter of time before Mao could solve the puzzle faster then his brother...that is in less than two minutes- blindfolded of course. When not covering their eyes, Tyson and Toby are 'speedcubing' wizards, solving the cube in less than 20 seconds and taking part in competitions all over the country. Twenty-two year old San Franciscian native Mao has only been beat by two of the world's top 3x3x3 blindfolded Rubik's Cube competitors. This and the fact that he was one of the 'geeks' in the hit reality show Beauty and the Geek last year, makes him a perfect geeksugar geek of the week.

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cinamon cinamon 10 years
Awww, Tyson seemed so sweet and lovable on Beauty & The Geek. He was eliminated way too soon.
menthadict menthadict 10 years
I've never had a rubrik's cube. i've always wanted to one
Hope5 Hope5 10 years
He does look Geeky :D
fulooped fulooped 10 years
I would totally do that too, Colormesticky! Yeah, the last time I tried doing one I got so frustrated that I threw it somewhere in the back of one of my drawers, and now I dont know where it went.
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
Hooray for useless talents! I used to just get fed up and peel the stickers off, then restick them so the colors were right.
catstarr catstarr 10 years
I've always wanted to learn how to do the rubiks cube, I only know one person who has it mastered and he's not telling his secret.
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