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http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/can-you-solve-a-rubiks-cube-in-less-than-five-seconds/ I love when people hold onto the idea that the players of the 50s or 70s or whatever were the best players, when in EVERY other "sport" - including the "sport" of solving Rubik's Cubes - players continually get better and better. This doesn't apply to the absolute top guys. For all we know, Hogan WAS the best ball-striker of all time. But the guys a layer down… they're better now than they were then. And in the future, they'll be better then, than now. The pace of this improvement slows, but it never really hits zero. (It can reverse, and players can get worse, but that's only likely to happen if the sport sees a major shrinkage. Today's bowlers may not be as good as the bowlers of the PBA's heyday, for example.)