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Is there such a thing as an impossible Rubik’s Cube?

Answer: There is now.

A man solving a Rubik's cube.
There’s evil, and then there’s evil genius. And then there’s the inventor of this monstrosity.

That title goes to MegaHouse, a subsidiary of Bandai Namco, which produces Rubik’s Cubes in Japan for Spin Master. Their new Rubik’s Cube Impossible does a pretty darn good job of making the classic puzzle game cube just that: impossible to solve.

That’s because a select number of its squares change colors. You read that right: They made a Rubik’s Cube that changes colors on you. This is achieved thanks to special squares that change color depending on the angle from which they’re being viewed.

The company challenged two speed cubers who can solve a traditional Rubik’s Cube in about a minute to try out the Rubik’s Cube Impossible. One eventually gave up, while the other managed to solve it after about three hours (and likely a whole lot of frustration).