Off topic: Rubik’s Cube world records, best books, fourth-grade readers, golfing instead of working

They keep falling: a quick look at Rubik’s Cube world records through the years. “The Russian Bot’s Wife,” “The Situationist Guide to Parenting” and other titles on what might be the best of the best-books-of-the-year lists because you don’t have to feel bad about not having time to read non-existent books. Speaking of books, the countries where fourth-graders read at the most advanced levels. And in Australia, man fired for using a bag of chips to help conceal his whereabouts when he was supposed to be working but was playing golf instead.

Photo by Jose Carlos Fajardo/Contra Costa Times archives


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