The Cast Keyring (Blind Solve)

  • Published on Mar 28, 2017
  • This video is one that was requested by a bunch of commenters. This is a blind solve, meaning that I've never solved this puzzle before, and I talk through what I'm thinking about as I solve it. If you want to see more of these types of videos, let me know in the comments!
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    I'm a Top-10 finisher in the US Puzzle Championship and just released a logic puzzle game on Steam! The game is called RYB:
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Comments • 282

  • Precious Adams
    Precious Adams 11 months ago

    Just shut up and solve it your talking too much

  • Easy Kimpin
    Easy Kimpin Year ago

    More blind solves


    I really enjoy seeing your thought process in solving puzzles. Verry methodical and intelligent thinking 12 steps ahead. Great video

  • Pho3
    Pho3 Year ago

    Who's standing behind you watching in the door way?

  • Yasin Ghulam
    Yasin Ghulam Year ago

    Hey fleb, i really like your puzzle solvings and one of my favourite youtuber. frm where did u got this puzzle im really intrested to solve it by myself and should experience something new. :)

  • Alexander Whiteman

    It's the honey I'm a keyring?

  • CommentKid
    CommentKid Year ago

    I'm still confused 😩

  • Grim The Reaper
    Grim The Reaper Year ago

    can you do the vector ball

  • robetaza1971
    robetaza1971 Year ago

    He gives it away if u listen carefully. He knows some moves don't work without even trying them. Not a blind solve. Its impossible to prove its a blind solve anyway on youtube.

  • SwirlyTruit
    SwirlyTruit 2 years ago +5

    It took me half the video to realise he wasn't going to be solving it blindfolded

  • Jeremiah Kirby
    Jeremiah Kirby 2 years ago

    Your gentile and calm nature while doing these puzzles is infuriating.

  • CuBeRJAN3
    CuBeRJAN3 2 years ago

    Am i the only cuber here?

  • supyoist
    supyoist 2 years ago

    3:34 jump scare

  • aaron peterson
    aaron peterson 2 years ago

    You really can't​ edit a cold solve, because we're missing things you did. every moment matters.

  • doublin23
    doublin23 2 years ago

    i like this format. as other have suggested, a timer or fast forwarding through boring bits might be nice.

  • Dark Star
    Dark Star 2 years ago

    I thought when you said a blind solve I thought you were going to do it blind folded ;)

  • Dax Max
    Dax Max 2 years ago

    Where do you buy these puzzles?

  • Johns Junk
    Johns Junk 2 years ago

    do you like puzzle games like submachine?

  • N.A. Witte
    N.A. Witte 2 years ago +1

    Man, your progress was frustrating from 2.38 onward! With the move being so obvious and the right slot in plain sight!

  • King Kayden
    King Kayden 2 years ago

    you should do a live stream where you do blind solves

  • Oven Heating
    Oven Heating 2 years ago

    Have you ever actually thought about doing a puzzle blindfolded? Not a blind puzzle or anything but maybe a puzzle that you have solved and think is fairly difficult. Maybe one that involves looking into small spaces or so? i think that would be pretty neat to try out. Even if you have already solved it.

  • Cheburushka
    Cheburushka 2 years ago

    Heat it to 1000°C, then the silver one will melt off but the gold one will remain.

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +1

      Ooooh this is probably my favorite "outside the box" solution!

  • Mark Pena
    Mark Pena 2 years ago

    Hey Fleb like your stuff. Im an aspiring puzzler my self, where would you recommend I start? Where do I even get some of the cool puzzles youve got? Thanks and keep up the good work!

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago

      I made a "recommendations" video with some mass-produced puzzle recommendations! Link:

  • ThyLlama
    ThyLlama 2 years ago

    im so stupid. I thought you had to solve the puzzle blind. wow good video still.

  • Kevbo Kev
    Kevbo Kev 2 years ago

    I have to get up in a few hours. What the fuck am I doing right now?

  • Pablo Quiroz
    Pablo Quiroz 2 years ago

    where do you buy the puzzles?

  • Brian Jimenez
    Brian Jimenez 2 years ago

    what the fuck does fleb mean??

  • Jimmy Johnson
    Jimmy Johnson 2 years ago

    I definitely thought this meant you were solving it without looking. Still cool!

  • Jasper
    Jasper 2 years ago

    When I read the title I legit thought you meant you were going to be blindfolded.......

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago

      Yeah, it was confusing. I'm not sure what else to call it! "First time solves" doesn't have the same ring...

  • WebX
    WebX 2 years ago

    Wait. Aren't you supposed to rub the FLEB, cause that's where all the FLEB juice is?

  • angerymustache
    angerymustache 2 years ago

    3:35 **drops puzzle** "oops"

  • xXReaperGamingXx
    xXReaperGamingXx 2 years ago

    that wasnt a blind solve he knew the colors!

  • luna
    luna 2 years ago

    this is very insightful thank you AAHHA //*drops puzzle*)) that mustve made it harder omg

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago

      It did! I completely lost my orientation!

  • Megu2910
    Megu2910 2 years ago

    I find this stuff really interesting. any recommendations for those who wanna start doing these? like places to get them?

  • Elephant Man123
    Elephant Man123 2 years ago

    You sud make a legomini puzzle box

  • Efx 37
    Efx 37 2 years ago

    Oops! lol

  • Brenna Bullock
    Brenna Bullock 2 years ago

    i wonder if i can... **throws puzzle across the room** oops

  • Novaximus
    Novaximus 2 years ago

    I like puzzles like this one which has solid pieces to them unlike ones that include strings/chains or hoops.

  • sophia kennett
    sophia kennett 2 years ago

    I keep thinking he's saying "honey I'm a"

  • Quetzachapin
    Quetzachapin 2 years ago

    Great video. Subscribed.

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago

      Thank you very much! I really appreciate it!

  • Louis Gonzales
    Louis Gonzales 2 years ago

    It's 2am why am I watching this??

  • Potatoe Inspector
    Potatoe Inspector 2 years ago

    -drops puzzle-

  • Rhs Duekip
    Rhs Duekip 2 years ago +1

    you are a nice person and i like your videos... thanks fleb

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +1

      Thank you for the kind words! I've been in a bit of a slump this evening, and it really cheered me up!

  • jack de bois
    jack de bois 2 years ago

    i do some rubik's cubes and i wanted to star puzzles cause i find that very interesting i just wanna know where do u but these puzzles (keep up the good work)

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +1

      Oh, I think I saw one of your comments in the "Hanayama Spiral" and answered it. This one was also a part of that order (which was several years ago, I'm not sure if they still offer it)
      It often takes quite a bit of work to find a puzzle you're looking for!

  • Holden King
    Holden King 2 years ago

    You are a super good puzzle solver my man

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +1

      Thank you very much!

  • joannaz
    joannaz 2 years ago

    Wow, this was great! I hope you do more of these in the future :)

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +2

      Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it! I'm going to try to continue it!

  • thorn0516
    thorn0516 2 years ago

    love how you take the time to respond to almost everyone and are clearly passionate about puzzles. Have a great day

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago

      Thank you very much! Happy puzzling!

  • CzochiaBoll
    CzochiaBoll 2 years ago

    heeey, i had one of these a long time ago.

  • Mark Sapigao
    Mark Sapigao 2 years ago

    can you solve my life puzzle?

  • Numb Tee
    Numb Tee 2 years ago

    ":21" Rings a bell...

  • Jayden Murphy
    Jayden Murphy 2 years ago

    I love this channel

  • poof65
    poof65 2 years ago

    I love your puzzle videos, keep doing it :) i though first you will do that puzzle blindfolded like the rubik's puzzles, i was thinking what a crazy guy i like it. I'm totally crazy about the cast collection, i own 36 puzzles at the moment and with your method i hope i'll manage to solve even the hard ones.

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +1

      Thanks! The cast collection is great! I'm going to try to do some puzzle techniques videos here soon, so if you can't solve the hardest ones yet, maybe in a little bit... :)

  • Mahelania RektBB
    Mahelania RektBB 2 years ago

    love the blind solve. more please!

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago

      Will do!

  • BradMerc
    BradMerc 2 years ago

    Fleb you're the best!

  • World Exile ASMR
    World Exile ASMR 2 years ago

    Fleb, you are the best puzzle solver on RUclip. I enjoy your videos very much, and I hope you keep making them.

  • cici the brat
    cici the brat 2 years ago

    What are your upload times?

  • TidMiste
    TidMiste 2 years ago

    A lot of the Hanayama cast puzzles have very similar steps to this one, requiring you to rotate and re-insert the pieces in order to solve it. A similar puzzle to this one (which was far more difficult) would be the Hanayama Twist. It adds a maze to it, which was very interesting to me. Another unique challenge would be the Hanayama Marble, and one of the more difficult ones would be the Hanayama Enigma. I recommend all of them (really, all Hanayama puzzles are pretty fun).
    Also, really loving RYB. Really well-designed.

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago

      Thank you!

  • sw0rdz
    sw0rdz 2 years ago

    Fleb!? How long have you been solving and collecting puzzles? By chance do you teach for a living? You solved that puzzle quickly and explained it quite well!

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago

      I've been solving and collecting puzzles as long as I can remember, but there's another milestone I recently past which I remember better. It's a few months past ten years, at this point, since I wrote my first puzzle!
      I'm glad you liked the explanation!

  • Ajay Sr
    Ajay Sr 2 years ago

    is mayonaise an instrument?

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +3

      No, but I think horseradish is?

  • Not Available
    Not Available 2 years ago

    love the video but i have some constructive criticism. i think rather than cutting out the dead air instead speed it up or just leave it in. while the video is playing explain what you were thinking afterwards that way the speech isn't so disjointed. looking forward to more

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago

      A number of other commenters have said the same thing, so that's what I'll do next time!

  • Cheyenne the Human
    Cheyenne the Human 2 years ago

    Do you like cats?

    • Cheyenne the Human
      Cheyenne the Human 2 years ago

      FLEB aawww, I'm sorry to hear that :( i hope your okay !

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +2

      I do like cats! I had a cat up until two months ago, when she suddenly died. :(

  • Cassie Shine
    Cassie Shine 2 years ago

    These videos are the bomb dot com man. I've bought about 10 puzzles myself in the last few weeks and I've already solved them all. Thanks for what you do!

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago

      I'm glad you enjoy them and thanks for watching! Happy puzzling!

  • DungeonDeckMaster
    DungeonDeckMaster 2 years ago

    as he edits out the Google searching for the next step

  • Jack Stortroen
    Jack Stortroen 2 years ago

    FLEB is going to become Ford in Westworld.

  • C. Smyth
    C. Smyth 2 years ago

    I can't tell too easily because the pieces are never oriented the same way, but it looks like the two halves are identical to eachother? Is that correct?

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago

      They are! I only noticed that after I solved the puzzle, or I could have solved it more quickly!

  • Troy Roebuck
    Troy Roebuck 2 years ago

    I definitely think you could make this into a common series. It was unique to see how you broke down the situation. Hopefully you come across more unique puzzles and continue a series like this

  • coltsman93
    coltsman93 2 years ago


  • Justin Downing
    Justin Downing 2 years ago

    Big fan of this episode. I would love more blind solves

  • drop zone
    drop zone 2 years ago

    You've probably already answered this several times but why is your name Fleb? I've watched a few of your videos and you seem to like puzzles so, that probably has something to do with it.

  • Kev_vin
    Kev_vin 2 years ago

    YES Fleb more of this please, so much fun watching you trying to solve it !

  • Joseph Headley
    Joseph Headley 2 years ago

    Great video. I found this really helpful.

  • thedrumalchemist
    thedrumalchemist 2 years ago

    now that's some quality content!

  • Friendly Ghost
    Friendly Ghost 2 years ago

    At what point were you blind

  • Seth Barcelo
    Seth Barcelo 2 years ago

    That was awesome to watch! Loved it and keep up the good work.

  • robert olimpio
    robert olimpio 2 years ago

    The level of methodology you use is impressive. Are there other areas in your life you feel have been impacted by using your brain in this way.

  • Andrew likes Tacos
    Andrew likes Tacos 2 years ago +1

    Hello fleb do you like tacos?

  • Nison Malayev
    Nison Malayev 2 years ago

    Would love to see more blind solves!

  • x9x9x9x9x9
    x9x9x9x9x9 2 years ago

    I finally finished nemesis factor in my "perfect score" run I ended up with 995 I didn't notice it doing anything different from when I used the hint button in my previous runs but it has been a week. But now I am curious what happens if you actually end with a perfect score of 1000. But I am putting the puzzle away fro a while I am burnt out. Thanks for introducing me to the awesome beast and all the other puzzles on your channel. I can't wait to get some more fun things you recommend.

    • x9x9x9x9x9
      x9x9x9x9x9 2 years ago

      DUDE! I just met Michael Stevens of Vsauce and he asked if I watched your channel! He and Adam Savage are in town for Brain Candy Live.

    • x9x9x9x9x9
      x9x9x9x9x9 2 years ago

      I am pretty happy with it. I was kinda hoping to get 999 but at the same time that would have been soul crushing. I don't want to be spoiled on what happens but is it different than a non-perfect score?

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +2

      995 is a very good score! Wow!
      But yeah, take a break. I can tell you what's supposed to happen if you get a perfect score, but I haven't done it myself. I'm going to try a 100% run in a few months myself.

  • Jeffrey Pincus
    Jeffrey Pincus 2 years ago

    Do more first time solves! This was awesome

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +1

      I'm glad you enjoyed it! I am planning to continue this series!

  • Ed M
    Ed M 2 years ago

    And here I thought you meant blindfolded......without ever seeing it before.
    How silly of me. 🤦🏼‍♂️

    • Dave LaSpina
      Dave LaSpina 2 years ago

      How about simply "first-time solve"

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +1

      Not silly at all! I'll try to find a better term for this.

  • Pagne Daman
    Pagne Daman 2 years ago

    where did you get the name fleb from?

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +2

      I wanted a one-syllable name for writing puzzles, so I combined certain parts of my name, and thus FLEB!

  • Digital Legend
    Digital Legend 2 years ago +2

    I like what you're doing, FLEB. Great channel.

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +1


  • Ambition
    Ambition 2 years ago

    do you dab on a daily basis? this an extremely important inquiry that you have to answer immediately for the sake of humanity....

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +2

      I'm more of a once-a-week or once-a-month sort of dabber. I used to dab on the daily but the inside of my elbows got sore.

  • Molitov Michelle
    Molitov Michelle 2 years ago

    Do you have a place you buy these from? Maybe if you recommend a store you could get a sponsor from them for send people their way.

  • Gilbert Serrano
    Gilbert Serrano 2 years ago

    cool i was one of those commenters that requested this :)

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago

      Awesome! It was a lot of fun to film, so thank you for the suggestion!

  • Robert Leifeld
    Robert Leifeld 2 years ago

    I gave up after 2:11

  • Bright Wolf
    Bright Wolf 2 years ago

    is it good I saw how to turn it before he did

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +1


  • Marcus Good
    Marcus Good 2 years ago

    Nice video Paul! I enjoy watching the solve of several different puzzles that bring to your channel. Do you have any more puzzles coming that you have created?

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +1

      I'm working on a puzzlehunt book and a new video game. More on that soon!

  • ChaseWasHere
    ChaseWasHere 2 years ago

    So I'm confused are you blind folded or just solving it for the first time

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +1

      Just solving it for the first time! I need to find a better term!

  • jesse martinez
    jesse martinez 2 years ago

    face reveal at 0:02

  • D34D1YF0XD3M0N
    D34D1YF0XD3M0N 2 years ago

    I really like you're videos and wish I had the money and hook ups to do these puzzles you're very inspiring

  • BlayAndHowlie
    BlayAndHowlie 2 years ago +4

    I love how wholesome this channel's comments section is, all the time.

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +7

      I've always heard that RUclip's comment section was awful, but people have actually been really nice! Lots of interesting questions!

  • Fynnish
    Fynnish 2 years ago

    I really enjoy these, makes me think it'd be a great hobby and good fun to try and confuse my friends. Keep it up!

  • Brayden Zimmerman
    Brayden Zimmerman 2 years ago +12

    The sentence below is true

    The sentence above is false

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +42

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  • Vincent Palermo
    Vincent Palermo 2 years ago

    did you cut out a part for some extra thinking at 3:35 when you cut after dropping the puzzle?? ;-) :-)

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago

      While picking up the puzzle I accidentally knocked over my camera, so I did cut out an extra part, but it was mostly for setting the camera back up!

  • dogcowdogcow
    dogcowdogcow 2 years ago +2

    Other than the color, are the two pieces identical?

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +3

      Yes! If I had noticed that during the solve, I could have saved myself some time.

  • nick turgeon
    nick turgeon 2 years ago

    I think it's so cool how you're so into these puzzles! you've got me to start working on a few of them and the Equa puzzle is frustrating me to no end but I've solved five others from hanayama

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +1

      Thanks! I've actually never solved the Equa puzzle! It's on the backlog, though.

  • AStuff
    AStuff 2 years ago +1

    You say your a puzzle designer. Have you made any puzzles, can we see them? Or you could just tell us about your ideas.

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +5

      Sure! I mostly design puzzlehunt puzzles for competitions. Here's an example:
      The answer is an English word or phrase!

  • 432
    432 2 years ago

    Please do more of this!

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +1

      Will do!

  • Austin Schlosser
    Austin Schlosser 2 years ago +2

    I'm loving your content man! Another thing you could talk about is the history of puzzles and best puzzle makers. Keep uploading!!!

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 years ago +3

      I'm glad you enjoy it! My goal is to use every Saturday as a "puzzle review" video, and then to use the week for videos on whatever puzzle topic I feel like talking about. The history of puzzles and other, more obscure puzzlemakers, are definitely in the list of things I would like to talk about!