Wonder where Will Smith picked up his impressive Rubik's Cube skills in The Pursuit of Happyness? Thanks to one of the world's top competitive Rubik's Cube champions Tyson Mao, Smith was able to learn how to master the mind-boggling cube for his leading role.
When Mao's younger brother Toby taught him how to solve the cube in July 2003, it was only a matter of time before Mao could solve the puzzle faster then his brother...that is in less than two minutes- blindfolded of course. When not covering their eyes, Tyson and Toby are 'speedcubing' wizards, solving the cube in less than 20 seconds and taking part in competitions all over the country. Twenty-two year old San Franciscian native Mao has only been beat by two of the world's top 3x3x3 blindfolded Rubik's Cube competitors. This and the fact that he was one of the 'geeks' in the hit reality show Beauty and the Geek last year, makes him a perfect geeksugar geek of the week.