This one is for Maret Thorpe, who thinks I've gone off my rocker!
Felix Zemdegs set a Rubik's Cube solving record in Melbourne this weekend. Trust me, you have time to watch. (If you give one to me, I should be able to solve it in five minutes or so: there was a time when I was much faster....)
The more interesting question: how does Felix (who is the best of many lightning-fast expert solvers) do what he does? I'd suggest that the answer might be of interest to chess players, and others.....
Jason Rihel has a wonderful first-person account at the Boylston Chess Club blog.