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Penn and Teller Fool Us // Steven Brundage -Rubik's Cube Magician (Full Video)


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  • Bistocracy
    Bistocracy 6 жыл бұрын +3044

    No tricks here guys, he is just a monster in rubik's Cube.

    • Laura Misiara Lincheta
      Laura Misiara Lincheta 5 күн бұрын

      @GO DJ HaKa no 🤣. I was a teenager when I wrote this and was maybe too obsessed with rubiks at the time. I’ll rewatch the video tomorrow to see what this is all about and if anything I said in the comments actually made sense. But no, I do not know him personally and likely never will.

    • GO DJ HaKa
      GO DJ HaKa 5 күн бұрын

      ​@Laura Misiara Linchetahe you're his girlfriend right ?!?

      TSYDNYK 8 ай бұрын

      A kid at my high schools talent show handed out 8 Rubik’s cubes and told people to continue to mix them until he told them to place them at a table.
      He talked about the invention of the Rubik’s cube while they were scrambled, he told the fellow students to place the cubes on the table then some techno music started playing and the lights went dim.
      The song was split into 8 parts (verse, chorus, verse sort of thing) and he solved 1 cube per part of the song and at one point he was solving two cubes simultaneously (one in each hand). It was one of the most impressive things I have ever seen and he was 15.

    • D L
      D L 2 жыл бұрын +1

      No, it's mostly magic. That's why it's in "Fool Us". My personal record of dice composition after shuffling by a stranger is 12.9 seconds (I know, it's a lot, but I don't do it as a cubist). I can assemble a cube from my own pattern within 1 second with one hand, like all cubists with a well-oiled cube. If I want to master the composition of a cube that has been shuffled by someone else within 1 second, I have to replace the cube, for example under the table, behind my back, etc. So I have to use magic. Or buy a cube in a magic shop, which will fold itself when the pressure is released. The magician to a small extent combined his skill of assembling the cube from his own pattern and largely applied the magical principle.

  • TheNessaFace
    TheNessaFace 6 жыл бұрын +903

    Saw you on AGT, was totally stunned like the rest of the people when you were eliminated. Was going to suggest going on Penn and Teller and.. here you are. And you fooled them. So happy for you. You are an amazing person and magician. Congrats on your success and remember.. they didn't like Lindsey Stirling either. Look at her. Heh.

    • Jared
      Jared 2 жыл бұрын

      If ya want I’ll explain every trick,
      Beginner-ish cuber here btw lol

    • nwofu
      nwofu 2 жыл бұрын

      Damn Shen Lim won a couple years ago!

    • Andrew
      Andrew 2 жыл бұрын +1

      Lindsey Sterling was on AGT? Did not know that...

    • Marc Fauteux
      Marc Fauteux 4 жыл бұрын

      K. Take a few days and post your video. We'll wait

    • Puppy Casey
      Puppy Casey 4 жыл бұрын

      To be honest anyone can do that after a few days practice via tutorials kn youtube. P&T just dont know about Rubiks Cubes although Dont either and it was pretty obvious what he was doing.

  • Aircom30
    Aircom30 6 жыл бұрын +641

    hes so good that when he stuck his hand in the bag he solved it with 1 hand in 2 seconds !you can see him finishing the last move on the way out ..but some of his other tricks i dont get!

    • Zhilkin
      Zhilkin 7 ай бұрын


    • MagicalMan
      MagicalMan 7 ай бұрын

      @Dylan Hughes it wasn't fully mixed up

    • David Lee
      David Lee 2 жыл бұрын

      I've solved the cube.
      I see he's creating easily solved patterns. Never more than around 4 to 7 turns to solved.
      My mom was really good. I can solve it in layers. She can solve random positions without all the extra steps.... That's what's he's doing.

    • Jared
      Jared 2 жыл бұрын

      If ya want I’ll explain every trick,
      Beginner-ish cuber here btw lol

    • Jared
      Jared 2 жыл бұрын

      Nah he started solving it before putting it in the bag, and also was solving it as we was putting it in AND taking it out

  • Jacob Carter
    Jacob Carter 6 жыл бұрын +978

    One of the unluckiest acts not to go through to the live shows on America's Got Talent

    • Schobe-wan Kenobi
      Schobe-wan Kenobi 2 жыл бұрын

      Yeah he should have won I don't know how those idiots kicked him off

    • Jared
      Jared 2 жыл бұрын

      @Akash Chopra you mean 3 lol

    • Akash Chopra
      Akash Chopra 2 жыл бұрын

      The trick is only 5 sides are solved. You can Google the technique, it's actually quite simple.

    • Jared
      Jared 2 жыл бұрын

      If ya want I’ll explain every trick,
      Beginner-ish cuber here btw lol
      (I Average about 35 seconds)

  • alex smith
    alex smith 6 жыл бұрын +37

    Teller always seem so happy when he sees a good trick. It's genuine delight

  • 4ChanAmbassador
    4ChanAmbassador 4 жыл бұрын +13

    Amazing mix of magic and extreme cubing abilities! I can see how it fooled Penn and Teller so easily, you need to have a pretty good knowledge of how the cube works to understand that seemingly random shuffles are actually very calculated. The dexterity and mental fortitude it took to execute that routine is phenomenal.

  • khaled _
    khaled _ 6 жыл бұрын +1691

    This guy is very good with the rubik's cube.
    He's not a magician surely, but his genius is the magic itself!
    Them AGT judges were too dumb to understand such talent.

    • KDR Gaming
      KDR Gaming 2 ай бұрын

      Not a magician??? What because he's not using cards? This guy qualifies in every way as a magician. I don't know if you watched at 4:43 but that wasn't simply solving a Rubix cube. That was as good an illusion as any magician.

    • 1actose
      1actose 2 жыл бұрын

      You don't have to be smart to solve the cube.

    • Bellerophon challen
      Bellerophon challen 3 жыл бұрын

      AGT are looking for the next big money maker, the next phenomenon. Penn and Teller are looking for performers whose sleight of hand and performance skills baffle the audience. That's the difference. Any magician doesn't use Harry Potter magic, they use deception and misdirection to fool the audience. regardless of how it's done and if you know how it's done, does it entertain and baffle audience?

  • Keith Naylor
    Keith Naylor 14 күн бұрын

    From the very first words spoken you know this is a guy with incredible style and class, and I think I have never seen P & T look so impressed.

  • Nicholas Plant
    Nicholas Plant 6 жыл бұрын +3

    Wow, what a great performance. I'm a relatively new cuber with my fastest solve being a minute and 17 seconds. I have a somewhat good idea how he does this magic but knowing how it's done and doing it yourself with such perfection are two very different things. You've definitely inspired me!
    there is no gimmicks or tricks or any deceptive stuff like that. just hours and hours of dedication and practice.

  • Dave Games VT
    Dave Games VT 5 жыл бұрын +10

    Man, this guy is something else. One of the few magicians who still impresses me.

  • Andrew
    Andrew 2 жыл бұрын +5

    Rubik’s cube magic always blows my mind. I love when Penn and Teller immediately say they’ve been fooled but I also really like the feedback they give whether fooled or not.

  • Hotrodoli
    Hotrodoli 6 жыл бұрын +1

    You are amazing dude, you should have gotten that golden buzzer. All those years practicing with that cube has payed off as you have stunned all of America with your skill :) Keep going at it as amazing things will happen!

  • NevvDad
    NevvDad 6 жыл бұрын +689

    My favorite is his "millesecond" trick or whatever. if you notice, he has actually solved half of the cube (the red and green sides, possibly the top). He mixes up the other sides; the yellow and blue. When he flips it, it's simply the orientation so the solved sides show, but the mixed sides are still on the back, but not visible. He doesn't show the whole cube that time as it isn't fully solved. Still, great performance.

    • grimmriffer
      grimmriffer Ай бұрын

      I noticed surprisingly regular patterns on the visible sides just before he tipped the cube over. And had no idea what that signified!

    • BvBCrafty
      BvBCrafty 2 жыл бұрын

      You dont say, Sherlock...

    • kourii
      kourii 2 жыл бұрын

      @Jon Dunmore Wow, thanks for being so polite and graceful about it! Rare on the YT comments. Yes, if three sides are solved then the cube does have to be _mostly_ solved: all the corner pieces have to be in the right spots and correctly oriented, but the three remaining side pieces can be in the wrong spot and/or incorrectly oriented. Have a good day!

    • Jon Dunmore
      Jon Dunmore 2 жыл бұрын

      @kourii -- If I'm mistaken, I apologize. I thought that if three sides are solved, then there's no way the other three sides can't be in order as well - but apparently they can.... :(

    • kourii
      kourii 2 жыл бұрын

      @Jon Dunmore Three sides being solved does not mean that all sides are solved. What are you talking about?

  • Synthetic_Future
    Synthetic_Future 5 жыл бұрын

    That is some impressive speed solving. Even if you know the patterns you shuffle them in, shuffling back with on hand without apparent movement in seconds max is impressive. I wouldn't say I am fooled but I am deeply impressed!

  • Andrew Roberts
    Andrew Roberts 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Just outstanding. One of the most amazing people I've ever seen on this show, and I've watched a ton of these clips

  • Germie's Coaster Yard
    Germie's Coaster Yard Ай бұрын +1

    The magicians are scratching their heads but the cubers know exactly what's up 😂

  • mclovin stephano
    mclovin stephano 5 жыл бұрын

    I actually know how this was done simply because of something I know about Rubiks cubes that my brother has told me and shown me. Even though I won't say exactly what you did out of respect for keeping the trick secret, I will say your sleight of hand is incredible.

  • Brian Ng
    Brian Ng 4 жыл бұрын

    I also saw you on America's Got Talent, and I can't believe that you were eliminated. Even though I knew exactly what you did, this was a spectacular performance! Congrats on fooling Penn & Teller! :)

  • J Mack
    J Mack 6 жыл бұрын +8

    This guys is amazingly fast at the 7 move solve. It helps when you have a cube that has been set up for quick smooth solves. Its cool that he can do the moves 1 handed as with the bag trick. Thats why he takes just a few seconds longer to pull it out of the bag *he's solving it on the way out. When he tosses over his shoulder he sets the cube up for a 4-5 move solve and does it on the down and up swing of his arm *this one only takes 2sec to solve 1 handed, watch as he's ready to toss it, he sets the cube a certain way in his fingers to make the solve easier. And this guy is good at the algorithms of the cube.

  • GTC - GimmeGoblin's Old Channel
    GTC - GimmeGoblin's Old Channel 6 жыл бұрын

    Man, AGT doesn't realize the awesome you really are, dude. Never EVER stop.

  • e.kab.
    e.kab. 5 жыл бұрын

    You can always tell when P&T are fooled by their facial expressions, they usually display the same giddy puzzled and entertained smiles as the crowd, it's awesome, shows they really enjoy their craft

  • Chris Willett
    Chris Willett 2 жыл бұрын

    I watched this long ago before I got good at Rubiks Cubes. Now that I can comfortably solve one and I know some moves, I know a lot of these tricks. They are really impressive and take a lot of skill for sure. I still have no idea how you matched Teller's cube though. I could watch this forever.

  • Nick Dodson
    Nick Dodson 4 жыл бұрын +1

    Great one handed solver, great knowledge of patterns, and great use of a very classic magic technique.

  • Harry Le
    Harry Le 6 жыл бұрын

    This guy is incredible. I watched him twice and found out his tricks in the second time, and I was still amazed by them.
    [Spoil Alert]
    Aside from his well-prepared Rubik's cube variations and perfect misdirection, he has a very quick hand. He can twist 4-5 moves with 1 hand. He changed the Rubik's cube when he took it from the bag and when he threw it behind it back. If you listen carefully, you will recognize the familiar 'cracking' sound from when you move a Rubik's cube. As simple as that, but with super speed and great storytelling he made it like a miracle!!
    A real magician!

  • Robert Stegmann
    Robert Stegmann 3 жыл бұрын +4

    He solved the cube in the bag as he pulled it out, and the millisecond one was solved on three sides and he flipped it. Still incredibly impressive.

  • Stefan Hamilton
    Stefan Hamilton 4 жыл бұрын

    Really impressive work here and I like the understated, mellow presentation style. Well done.

  • Austin Hoover
    Austin Hoover 4 жыл бұрын

    i love knowing how it's done as a fellow cuber and magician it's well done and can't believe he still used this on americas got talent

  • Broken Wave
    Broken Wave 6 жыл бұрын

    If these aren't special made spring loaded cubes...then he has unbelievable talent

  • Sykoze
    Sykoze 3 жыл бұрын

    With the last trick he could see 3 of Teller's cube's faces and knew what moves to make to make the cube look like that. He's incredible

  • element00x
    element00x 6 жыл бұрын +25

    Holy crap, probably the most unique magic trick ive seen in a while. Smooth and different. Love it.

  • john head
    john head 9 ай бұрын +4

    I forgot about this routine you did years ago! Still amazes me! You're a true unbelievable trickster

  • Mota Billa
    Mota Billa 2 жыл бұрын

    Ahhh just love the look on Penn's face. He's dumb founded as to how thi guy did it. Not only that, the sleight of hand was completely out of this world, especially with the millisecond move 😍 . Loved the performance. Simply mind boggling.

  • CallMeFran
    CallMeFran 6 жыл бұрын +2

    you are amazing! I was crushed when on AGT that knife throwing act moved on and you didn't. you deserved it! pleeeeaaase keep making videos. I hope you get a better opportunity than going through the STRESS of AGT!

  • Damien Prince
    Damien Prince 4 жыл бұрын +1

    He's an artist with that cube. Respect someone who has worked so many hours at their craft, they make it look easy.

  • Alfredo
    Alfredo 6 жыл бұрын

    I loved Penn's confused face all throughout the video.

  • ohtehlolz
    ohtehlolz 4 жыл бұрын +1

    It's not a trick, hes just extremely dexterous and amazingly talented at solving those puzzles

  • RubixNinja
    RubixNinja 6 жыл бұрын +468

    He's simply just that good at the rubik's cube

    • Iziimz
      Iziimz 5 жыл бұрын +1

      But when a magician perform a card trick, is he a magician? Or simple good at card? LOL

    • Kristian
      Kristian 6 жыл бұрын +6

      when he did the 1ms solve there were only 3 sides already solved, he simply turned the thing around from 3 scrabled looking faces to 3 solved looking faces

    • Nebula
      Nebula 6 жыл бұрын +1

      I own his instruction video Cube 3 which you can buy yourself and teaches everything in this act. It uses a normal rubik's cube. No extra stickers. Fully examinable

    • Nebula
      Nebula 6 жыл бұрын +8

      I own his instruction video Cube 3 which you can buy yourself and teaches everything in this act. It uses a normal rubik's cube. No extra stickers. Fully examinable

    • tutracrafty
      tutracrafty 6 жыл бұрын +7

      "Simply" He's doing the exact same thing all those card magicians do, only with a rubik's cube, which makes him unique.

  • Laura Misiara Lincheta
    Laura Misiara Lincheta 6 жыл бұрын

    You are amazing, you seriously know every singular way to solve it. I can solve it but I take like 5 minutes, once I tried learning all the other ways but damm you really have to love doing it, my respects, you are amazing, and you truly have a talent.

  • brian heidel
    brian heidel 6 жыл бұрын

    I'm not fooled. But I am amazed at his ability to manipulate the cube with one hand really fast, and remember all the ways that the cube is each time.

  • donoroko
    donoroko 2 жыл бұрын

    probably the best i've seen in this show. i've seen a lot of people getting really good with rubik cubes, solving them in seconds. I know this guy is just REALLY F'N good, no tricks, still, just better that everything else i've seen in this show.

  • TheCollector316
    TheCollector316 9 ай бұрын

    I like how at 2:02 he puts his arms down and Penn immediately distrusts it. Haha

    TSYDNYK 8 ай бұрын

    I had to go back and rewatch this whole trick. I didn’t expect this ending.

  • Smazing
    Smazing 6 жыл бұрын +134

    Great job on AGT, the judges let a freaking comedian through! Now this is talent. She's the same as any other comedian, she only made it because her age. Come back next year!

    • Aceroc
      Aceroc 5 жыл бұрын

      Smazing could you really watch a half hour to hour show off this in Vegas? Ummm no! He has maybe 10 minutes of material for a show.

    • Anna
      Anna 5 жыл бұрын +1

      Lance Bautista really?

    • Lance Cruzado
      Lance Cruzado 6 жыл бұрын +1

      hey check out the video from AGT and here on penn and teller the pattern of the two unsolved rubicks cube are the same

    • TheCptCoy
      TheCptCoy 6 жыл бұрын +12

      >her age
      I think it was something other than "her" age that led the judges to keep her.

  • Lawrence Patricio
    Lawrence Patricio 3 жыл бұрын +1

    i believe in many of the comments here. It's not a trick. It's pure genius and talent. the AGT judges didn't realize it takes a huge amount of talent to do what he does. I mean millions of people know how to sing but very few can do what this guy does.

  • Gallieg444
    Gallieg444 5 жыл бұрын

    The look from teller alone probably made your life. One of the best in his craft...Teller gave you a look of wonderment. He was thoroughly impressed. @ 5:40

    DAMIEN MILLS 5 жыл бұрын

    Very fast, memorized moves. Impressive skill. I saw how careful he was after he pulled it out of the bag, it wasn't completely solved in the bag, just a few sides. Same for when he tossed it in the air, he never showed the Red side. However, he fixed it by solving it while tossing it behind his back, so he saved himself there. Solving it in a Millisecond was obviously just three sides solved. I am still not sure how the hell he switched the cubes on Teller.

  • Jake Hackett
    Jake Hackett 2 жыл бұрын

    He’s a genius at solving the cube. He tells teller to take any cube but makes sure to take the cube back out of Teller’s hands because it was Penn’s and he needs to solve it in order to match the algorithm of the cube he mixed up at the start.

  • Thomas Godart
    Thomas Godart 2 жыл бұрын

    Another talent from another dimension altogether. Amazing, thanks for sharing

  • Hisoka Morou
    Hisoka Morou 6 жыл бұрын +155

    I know how he does it but man this guy is in a league of his own

    • pnut3844able
      pnut3844able 3 жыл бұрын +1

      Dan Connors sure you do little buddy

    • Daren Gauthier
      Daren Gauthier 4 жыл бұрын

      It's a mechanical device

    • DiLLz KiLLz
      DiLLz KiLLz 6 жыл бұрын

      Hisoka your my second fav anime character of all time!

    • Hakeem
      Hakeem 6 жыл бұрын +4

      part of his brilliance is his risk taking when he tosses the cube in the air.

    • Mark Browning
      Mark Browning 6 жыл бұрын +3

      you think you know lol

  • Daniel Nájera Betancourt
    Daniel Nájera Betancourt 8 ай бұрын

    When I think of this show, this is the magic trick that comes to my mind

  • Perseo Hernandez
    Perseo Hernandez 6 жыл бұрын

    It´s a very nice effect, but besides that your performance and character makes it better. Very good job.

  • Devon Avery McAllister
    Devon Avery McAllister 4 жыл бұрын +4

    I love watching Teller, even before the "magic's" started he's already fascinated (watching Steven and Penn mix up the cube.) He just has a child's sense of wonder and I love it.

  • JerKKeR
    JerKKeR 2 жыл бұрын

    I think the reason he had it so easy to fool them was because you don't see someone working with Rubik's cubes everyday. It's easy for penn and teller to figure out many card tricks because they now the mechanics, but sleight of hand with a rubik's cube? Now that's something special

  • S Des
    S Des 2 жыл бұрын

    Okay, some of those were amazing magic tricks, but the last one is obviously you just knowing the cube so damn well that you could manipulate the one in your hands to match it perfectly while you are doing your patter. That is crazy because as someone who spent way too much time as a teen playing with the damn thing, I couldn't even begin to understand the patterns on that level. Way to turn a geeky hobby into a million dollar profession. It was an excellent performance!

  • George Borsa
    George Borsa 6 жыл бұрын +5

    The best mix for me:magic and cubing. Love you,man! You're a genius.

  • TinmenShakezo
    TinmenShakezo 4 жыл бұрын

    He's just really good at solving Rubiks Cubes. It's obvious how he's doing it.

  • Dorian Dundee
    Dorian Dundee Ай бұрын +1

    When you're so good at something that people think it's magic
    Hats off to you

  • TonyaDigital Norway
    TonyaDigital Norway 2 жыл бұрын

    You can always tell when Penn is fooled because he tends to stick his tongue out when he gets baffles :-)

  • גיא דרי
    גיא דרי 2 жыл бұрын

    I think he is using methods to not really mix the cube so its seems scrambled but easy for him to solve one handed, rolling, in a bag, etc. The similar cube thing - he just watched it long enough to solve the other like the first, or teller chose the one he mixed and all he needed to do is to mix the other cube the same way. If I'm right this makes this dude more badass. Such a talent!!

  • G.I. GooNie
    G.I. GooNie 4 жыл бұрын

    Great magic and great presentation. I love it. 👏

  • john smith
    john smith 2 жыл бұрын +4

    4 or 5 years too late but man am I impressed by this! I'm thrilled for you! Cheers!

  • Peter Schmidt
    Peter Schmidt 6 жыл бұрын

    Its all sleight of hand and a lot of mental calculations. The tricks aren't that complicated and he doesn't really need to rely on misdirection like most tricks, but it is incredibly difficult to master. He did a great job.

  • Krishan Mourya
    Krishan Mourya 5 жыл бұрын

    It's great to see someone use Pure Skill and rubick cube facts and create magic from it. So awesome to see. Anyone who does solves rubick cube, knows how he did all of em.

  • Cool Point
    Cool Point 2 жыл бұрын +1

    I like his presentation v much. His presentation in AGT was really awesome. 🌹

  • TheR3aper5
    TheR3aper5 4 жыл бұрын

    As someone who has a friend who is great at rubix cubes, I at least know about the algorithms it takes to solve them, and that's all this is. Learning to get really fast at solving, solving with one hand, and know exactly how to move the pieces.

  • RetroStation 1989
    RetroStation 1989 4 жыл бұрын

    Amazing -- Love your work, watched and voted for you on AGT. :D

  • Ethan McCormack
    Ethan McCormack 4 жыл бұрын +3

    That is amazing, I can't solve one even if I take the stickers off 😂😂😂😂

  • Martin
    Martin 4 жыл бұрын

    Wahnsinn!! Das war beeindruckend, und ein sehr sympathischer Auftritt :)

  • Spuros Kyriakopoulos
    Spuros Kyriakopoulos 6 жыл бұрын

    while in the milisecond version he only "fixes" 3 sides of the cube (which to actually observe i had to set it to 0.25 speed and watch 2-3 times) , this in EXTREMELY hard and he actually does it with such ease and so beatifully..
    This guy is amazingly good.

  • My Word is Gospel:
    My Word is Gospel: 6 жыл бұрын

    Teller has this wonderful amazement on his face throughout. It's kinda adorable.

  • Khaya Morr
    Khaya Morr 4 жыл бұрын +1

    Finally solved part of this! He only solves 2 particular sides and when he flips it in the air it lands on the side that is done, then after showing the audience that it's solved he quickly changes it so they don't see the back of the cube that is unsolved, very quick and smart

  • Community Manager Mallorca
    Community Manager Mallorca 6 ай бұрын

    Rápido, mágico y un tipo brillante....

  • cassetiquette
    cassetiquette 2 жыл бұрын +30

    There’s a look Penn gives Teller that’s pretty much, “Well, we’re effed.”

  • Pro Cams
    Pro Cams 4 жыл бұрын

    One of the best Fool Us acts ever

  • HapticNoise
    HapticNoise 5 жыл бұрын

    This was actually really smart. The odds of them being able to know how he did it were next to nil because there are no magicians' gimmicks or anything involved. It was literally down to the force that he did with Teller's cube and then the rest was just being a good speedsolver

  • MFP
    MFP 5 жыл бұрын

    Steven Brundage, when you say he is a rubix cube MAGICIAN, you are not overdoing it. He indeed is a genius enough to be called a magician of RUBIX CUBE.You might wanna give him a Dr. title.

  • Ankit Garg
    Ankit Garg 11 ай бұрын +1

    4:00 the look on Penn's face when he knows the trophy is coming down 😂

  • Remmy B
    Remmy B 6 жыл бұрын +1

    Steven Brundage, I really love your work, and I figured out how you did all of your AGT judge cut tricks. Magic is just expertly done tricks and you do them expertly. On your judge cuts (btw I'm honestly shocked you didn't get through, go look at all the AGT comments, EVERYONE wants you back as a wildcard and is disappointed they didn't choose you), trick 1 you obviously solved it right before you threw it up and that was awesome.
    Trick 2, 3 sides solved 3 sides incomplete thus explaining the 3 varieties of colour visible to the judges. You flip it and it gives the illusion of completion.
    Trick 3 I'm not so sure on but I'll give it a shot
    Trick 3: Did you memorize the 26 different locations where cards could be and then you only offered Heidi a limited quantity of cards? You shuffled through them slowly and she picked one of the cards that you knew would be inside the cube.
    Otherwise some crazy quick slip in :P amazing work man.

  • Wade Jones
    Wade Jones 6 жыл бұрын +175

    When Jillette first began performing, his mother told him to get a manicure because people would be looking at his hands. In response to this, he had all of his nails painted red as a joke. The one remaining red fingernail is in memory of his mother.

    • Shreya
      Shreya 2 жыл бұрын


    • JTR
      JTR 2 жыл бұрын

      I think he also said that his daughter thinks that it's because of her or for her and he never corrected her.

    • Robert Morris
      Robert Morris 3 жыл бұрын

      I think I saw in an interview that he said he matches his daughter's nails every day. Which would be cool too.
      Red fingernail[edit]
      Speculation arises from Jillette's red fingernail on his left hand. From the FAQ from Penn & Teller's official website, there are three common answers:
      1.It means he once shot a man for asking personal questions.
      2.When Jillette first began performing, his mother told him to get a manicure because people would be looking at his hands. In response to this, he had all of his nails painted red as a joke. The one remaining red fingernail is in memory of his mother.[50]
      3.The red fingernail provides excellent misdirection and is just plain cool.[9]
      In direct response to questions about his red fingernail, Penn has stated "People are asking about my fingernail. Wear my Dad's ring and my Mom's nail polish. Just for remembrance and respect."[51] The color he uses is Jelly Apple Red (#054) by Essie.[50][52] On the podcast Skepticality in 2012, Jillette said that he was considering changing the meaning of the red nail polish, telling his daughter it is for her.[7] During his appearance on the Chopped Tournament of Stars (2014), he effectively told the story of his mother suggesting he get a manicure for the reasons stated above, and said that he kept it in respect for her.
      So it's for his mother AND his daughter.

    • Broken Wave
      Broken Wave 3 жыл бұрын

      @smward87 Great point. And I doubt he even thought of that at first.
      Plus is one if the card colors (white, black, red) so that's fitting too.

    • smward87
      smward87 6 жыл бұрын +3

      The bright red is also a nice distraction. Catches your eyes so you focus on it more than the rest of his hands, if only for a second which as we know, is all it takes in magic.

  • Work Hard
    Work Hard 3 жыл бұрын

    Absolutely magical at how fast this guy can solve the cube. No magic, no slide of hand just good ol fashion cube solving at its best. He knows the cube so well he can match them in his sleep. It’s all in the how many times and what squares he spins. Awesome to see this is a magic trick...

    • InfluxDecline
      InfluxDecline 7 ай бұрын

      This is all sleight of hand and trickery. Of course, he does a little bit, but he sets up very easy scrambles for himself. If you, for instance, look at 4:42, he's made a very easy unscrambling to a position where three sides are solid and three sides are checkerboarded for himself, then just flips to the other three sides. He never shows the blue, yellow, and orange back because it's not solved, and scrambles the cube again almost immediately.

  • Nicolas Villamil
    Nicolas Villamil 4 жыл бұрын

    He's just so good at solving it he can do it one handed while taking it out of the bag. This guy is fucking amazing.

  • firefly4f4
    firefly4f4 2 жыл бұрын

    Up until that last part, I know how he did it, at least the theory part of it. It's very mechanical; a fixed set of moves such that the cube looks random, but is actually just a few away from being solved. Practice and patience.
    Getting the two to match... that's a little harder but I'm going to guess. He knows which one Penn scrambled. The one he has Teller keep is the one he scrambled. After he picks up Penn's scrambled cube, he goes through a fixed set to get it into a solvable state. Once it's solved again, he just has to scramble the now solved cube in the same manner as his original scramble that Teller's holding.
    That's my best guess, as solving a Rubik's cube is mathematical in nature. I can't do it, but I think I have a tenuous grasp on the theory.
    Very slick to see it performed so smoothly.

  • Jimmy Smith
    Jimmy Smith 4 жыл бұрын +1

    Wow. Most impressive part was when he “duplicated” Tellers cube in like 5 moves at the very end...you can see him peek at it and change his cube to match. Crazy.

  • Francisco Rondón
    Francisco Rondón 6 жыл бұрын

    For me, it's obvious he didn't fooled them. They were just so fascinated by his skills and act overall that they wanted him in their act.

  • GameOfThrows
    GameOfThrows 6 жыл бұрын +16

    The way he presented the tricks really set him apart from regular boring speedcubers. And to commit to memory the patterns of the cube on the table right after a trick, and then manipulating the cube to an exact copy is really impressive. He took a mere 6 seconds from 4:45 to 4:51 to get the pattern right, including the bottom face which he last saw a little over 2 minutes before that. A well executed mix of mastery and showmanship.

    • icecube
      icecube 7 ай бұрын

      He isn't doing that though. Watch which cube is which. The one he takes is the one that Teller originally picks, because that's the one that Penn mixed up. The one he left there was the one he mixed up, and the one he had to match in the end.
      This isn't speedcubing so it's not comparable. He's a magician using a Rubik's cube as his prop. I'm sure he's decent at speedcubing, but these are all tricks designed to fool an average person. Case in point, he wouldn't need to see the "bottom face" if he knew the 5 other sides. If you knew those sides, the last side could only be in 1 configuration. Any person who solves Rubik's cubes would know this, but not average people.

    • nemgyuri
      nemgyuri 3 жыл бұрын

      Maybe he was following penn and for the moment when teller had to choose his cube, he already managed to give him identical cubes, that would make it a little easier for him to duplicate in the end

    • Star Gazer
      Star Gazer 4 жыл бұрын +1

      GameOfThrows he isn't solving these cubes. He has a pattern of moves he can execute quickly without looking. The mixed up cube is always in the same state.

  • Forscythe80
    Forscythe80 9 ай бұрын

    His cubes look like they move much more fluidly and without resistance than any cube I ever had. I wonder if he can do that if I bought a random one for him to use.

  • Harmony House
    Harmony House 5 жыл бұрын

    i don’t think this fooled them but i KNOW they loved having him in their show

  • Jarrod Murdoch
    Jarrod Murdoch 6 жыл бұрын

    Solving a cube is impressive for sure, especially for somebody like me who gets bored seconds into it, but he said he has been doing it forever and there is a pattern. You see him solving it as he puts it in the bag and as he pulls it out, you see him move it around before the "millisecond", and the cube he copied was the one he set up from a completed cube, so of course he would remember the pattern he used to set it that way....

  • Oisín Smith
    Oisín Smith 3 жыл бұрын

    He is not a magician but he is incredibly good with a Rubik's cube

  • The Cowboy Drummer
    The Cowboy Drummer 6 жыл бұрын

    This man is absolutely unbelievable

  • tomatofarmerlarry33
    tomatofarmerlarry33 4 жыл бұрын +5

    i suspect this guy remembers what he does and then while pulling from the bag he solved it fast af before pulling out

  • George Taylor
    George Taylor 3 жыл бұрын +2

    That was an amazing trick. I imagine the Rubik's cube itself was a big advantage for him over Penn and Teller. It adds an extra layer to the trick, unlike most of the acts on this show that purely use sleight of hand tricks they've seen a thousand times. You don't usually need a thorough understanding of how to play poker to understand how a card trick is done. You do need some experience solving Rubik's cubes to know how this trick is done, I assume; And I doubt Penn and Teller have that. At least not nearly to the extent that they're experienced with sleight of hand techniques.

    • James
      James 2 жыл бұрын

      idk it seems to me that the less you know about rubik cubes the less impressive this trick is. solving the cube normally already seems like magic to the average person and lots of people in these comments are saying he is just fast at solving but theres more to it than that. This stuff simply isnt possible without the trickery

  • ǝʌǝʇs uʍop ǝpısdn
    ǝʌǝʇs uʍop ǝpısdn 5 жыл бұрын

    I can never solve the cube that quick even when cheating lol. I solve it with the layer by layer method which takes about 90 seconds on average, I do a trick where I solved it behind my back, but it's a trick. I can mix it up behind my back and then show it's messed up and then put it back behind my back and solve it. Great talent you have.

  • tehui
    tehui 5 жыл бұрын

    He's just incredibly skillful with the cube. I prefer watching skillful tricks rather than card tricks that anybody could do if they knew the solution.

  • tehn00bpwn3r
    tehn00bpwn3r 4 жыл бұрын +1

    He's randomising it to within about 5 moves from completion, and then he's crazy quick at solving it

  • Alistair
    Alistair 6 жыл бұрын

    Steven, your magic rocks! Seriously.

  • Spence
    Spence 6 жыл бұрын +36

    I think this is the fastest fooler on P&Ts show ever.

  • C
    C 4 жыл бұрын

    are u serious? I get how he did it already lol it's just he's TOO good he made it so fast & completely SOOOOO clean! WELL DONE!

  • Core Ben
    Core Ben 4 жыл бұрын

    He deserves everything he gets just off of skill alone. I have more of a chance at defeating a bear in combat than ever doing what this guy does.

  • rockerseven
    rockerseven 4 жыл бұрын

    I'm guessing neither Penn nor Teller actually know the mechanics of a Rubik's cube. Once you learn how to solve it, and how it works, you can "mix" it up using about 20 moves, but in reality it's only a few moves away from being solved.
    Don't get me wrong, he's still great at it.