This mean-spirited Christmas prank is genius

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The obstacle of removing wrapping paper is an essential part of Christmas for any child especially eager to open their Christmas presents.

The more layers of paper, the better the present, right?

This video proves that perhaps that’s not quite the case, as a girl is filmed opening a present festooned with multiple layers of wrapping paper.

Initially, it seems like a decent gift as the girl opens a Vans shoe box, but the size of the present continually decreases.

Undeterred, she continues with a curious face, until she’s faced with the final layer of wrapping.

It turns out that she’s spent almost four and a half minutes unwrapping all for the sake of a paltry 25 cent coin.

It might be mean, but it’s absolutely genius.

Thrill-seekers take on Utah mountain on unicycles

Riding a unicycle is one thing. Riding a unicycle down a mountain is quite another.

The activity that has, for a long time, rarely been seen outside of the multicoloured canvas walls of the circus has found a new and loyal following in the form of adrenaline junkies and extreme sport enthusiasts.

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(Picture: YouTube)

It’s a far cry from the circus (Picture: YouTube)

And a new video from Bear Grylls’ Adventure channel shows a group of unicyclists taking on a route than even experienced mountain bikers would think twice about.

‘While mountain unicycling takes place on similar terrain to mountain biking, having only one wheel means the rider has to control their descent much more carefully,’ says the narrator.

The clip, taken in Moab, Utah, follows the cyclists as they test their skills on the challenging rocky terrain.

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The struggle is over: Website tells you exactly how to solve your Rubik’s cube

Challenge: The Rubik's Cube is a challenge of mental agility (Picture: Reuters)

The Rubik’s Cube is a challenge of mental agility (Picture: Reuters)

It was Christmas last week, which means if we were living in the 80s many of us would be struggling with Rubik’s cubes left for us by Santa right now.

Amazingly, some people still play with these infuriating fun puzzles, claiming they actually enjoy the challenge.

Of course, if you don’t really care about the mental challenge and just like winning things, one inventive person has designed a website that will tell you exactly how to solve your Rubik’s cube.

Rubiksolve.com allows you to input your Rubik’s cube in it’s current state (basically you just draw it), and then tells you how to solve it in as few moves as possible.

(Picture: Rubiksolve.com)

Simple yet effective (Picture: Rubiksolve.com)

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It even explains how to solve the dreaded ‘superflip position’ – commonly thought to be the most difficult configuration to solve a Rubik’s cube from.

The site’s creator says it uses the ‘Kociemba algorithm’ to mathematically solve any type of Rubik’s cube.

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‘The target audience is those that don’t want to learn how to solve it themselves, and just want a solved cube without pulling off the stickers,’ he added.

There you have it – never again will you have to peel the stickers off and move them around to look smart in front of your friends.

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