Hello all. New member as of today. My wife bought me a 5x5x5 Rubiks Cube for Christmas. (I know! she's the best!)
I was going through the motions of trying to solve it. (I'm no pro. After years of practice, it still takes me two minutes to solve the 3x3x3) After a half-hour of cubing , a part flew out of the cube and at my face. I'm Ok. But I have no idea where this piece came from, nor do I know how it even came out. It doesn't seem to affect performance at all. It's just sounds more like a baby's rattle now when I'm using it.
It's a small black tube with a square base, and one of the corners of the square base is rounded off. (If it were 10-times larger and made of crystal, it would make a pretty cool vase for a single rose.... Patent Pending)
Anyway. Does anyone know what happened?