Motorbiker Solves Rubiks Cube While Riding In Traffic

Story BySibel AbdiuSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This motorcyclist has been arrested after filming himself solving a Rubik’s Cube with both hands while riding down a road and posting it on social media.

Police arrested the man, named only as Hurkan K., following the stunt in the city of Bursa in north-western Turkey’s Bursa Province.

Cops tracked down Hurkan K. after he filmed himself playing with the Rubik’s Cube while riding his bike and then posted the footage on social media.

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The headcam clip shows the biker take both hands off the wheel while riding his bike at 35 kph (22 mph) to solve the 3D puzzle.

Hurkan K. can be heard saying: “Why shouldn’t I solve the Rubik’s Cube?”

He urged other people tempted to copy his stunt to only do so in an area closed off to other traffic – but clearly had no such reservations for himself.

At one point, he is overtaken by a car and puts the cube in a special container, attached to his handlebars, but soon takes it out again to continue trying to crack the puzzle.

And, after a few more twists, he succeeds in aligning the cube and shows it off to the camera from every angle to demonstrate his skill.

Unfortunately for Hurkan K., the Bursa Traffic Control Directorate saw his video and managed to determine his identity and location.

He was arrested, banned from driving and fined 686 TRY (94 GBP) for jeopardising the safety of other road users. Police say he faces further fines of 3,600 TRY (495 GBP) for further motoring offences.

Hurkan K.’s video is proving popular on social media where it sparked a lively debate.

Netizen ‘Ozlem Altun’ said: “What’s this urge to become a social media phenomenon? One simple loss of balance could cost him his life.”

‘Bilal Yildirim’ added: “Those people think death is like fainting. Or maybe they think they are immortal. Otherwise they wouldn’t do such stupid things.” 

The Rubik’s Cube, which was invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor Erno Rubik, is widely considered to be the world’s best-selling toy.

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Sibel Abdiu

I have worked as a correspondent covering news from Turkey and Albania for several years now.

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