World's most patient man solves giant Rubik's Cube in 7.5 hours

The answer, of course, is too darn long. Watch this master of patience solve the 17x17x17 Rubik's Cube in seven and a half grueling hours.

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So you're good at solving Rubik's Cubes, you say? Think you could solve the world's largest Rubik's Cube, which with 17 cubes in each row and column features some 66.9 quinquagintatrecentillion possible positions, according to Gizmodo?

YouTube user Kenneth Brandon (RedKB) is a self-proclaimed fan of twisty puzzles, and set out to solve this massive world-record-holding Rubik's Cube. It took him around seven and a half hours over the course of five days.

"The way you solve a 17 by 17 is just like you would a 7 by 7, or a 5 by 5," Brandon says in the video. "If you can solve one of those then the 17 by 17 isn't that hard, but it is very, very tedious."

That might be the understatement of the year. Brandon posted two videos of himself solving the world's largest Rubik's Cube to his YouTube channel. We've posted the six-minute timelapse version at the top of this post, but if you really want to torture yourself, check out the full eight-hour-long version on Brandon's YouTube page.