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YourEyesCanBeSoCruel
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I still to this day can't solve a Rubix cube for the life of me. But I remember that my older sister broke the one we had at our grandmother's house.

She was getting frustrated with it and I guess decided "If I can't solve it, no one will." She took all eight corners, pulled them out a bit, and spun them around. I do believe that after that she peeled off and replaced the stickers, for the most part.

That's one Rubix cube that the 'cheat code turns thing' won't work on ever.

Poor little Rubbie. . . he's the Rudolf of the Puzzle world. [Frown]

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I travel a lot for work, and last year on a trip I sat next to a 7 year old boy who taught me the sequence to beat it. It took me a good 8 hours to memorize it. He kept telling me "come on this is easy". It is a great trick to have to impress friends I guess!
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Who was the boy? Al Einstein?? [Smile]
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He made me feel like idiot! That's for sure!
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i bought a rubiks cube a few years ago and it came with a little booklet that showed you how to solve it. it took me a few days to finally figure it out but i eventually got it. i was so proud. but i don't think i'd ever want to go throught it again. it wasn't that easy, even with the book.
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quote:
Originally posted by EleanorJune:
He made me feel like idiot! That's for sure!

Want me to find him and beat him up? [Smile]
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Naw he was cool! We killed 50 atomic fireballs between the two of us on that flight. He is my bud.

I don't think I could learn it from a book xchazx. I thought it was hard anough watching someone.

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One side... that's as far as I ever got with it.

I had the book too, but even with those directions, I never was able to solve it.
What I did to cheat was to take it apart and then put it back together, like a 3D-puzzle.

If I remember correctly, one of our mods "howling math" Devolution is pretty good at it. AND he has a video to back it. Right Devo? [Wink]

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I had the book once and memorized the sequence to the point I could solve it in less than two minutes. I've since lost the book and forgotten the sequence.
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Rubik's Cube: 10.56 seconds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHZ9fsusMGc

3 Year Old Solves Rubik's Cube in 114 seconds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSqUcrFJ498

No comment! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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Devolution here,

Yes, currently I can solve it in about 30-40 seconds. I practice a lot. It's scary, not to mention I look to get better. I'll have to put the video up again, I had it taken off, but it's pretty sick to watch. I just broke my own record the other day down to 27 seconds.

I don't lie about these things.

WE are DEVO

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Devolution,

Not to showoff, but I also do the 4 by 4 and 5 by 5.

It's all kind of similar.

As for the people that do it in 10 seoonds. It is possible, but my hands don't move that fast.

We are DEVO

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Yeah I have some friends at school who are pretty obsessed with Rubix cubes. The one friend has a hoodie with them printed on it, has key chain mini ones, and he even has a like diamond shaped one.

These two friends can both solve them in about 10 to 20 seconds. I even messed with it for about 10 minutes and gave it back to him and he still solved it really quick.

I don't think I could ever memorize the little code. I wish the code never would have gotten out. Now it's more about fast hands and memorization than actual thinking skills.

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Isn't using a booklet to solve a Rubik's cube similar to the Grim Reaper
cheating at Battle Ship? ha

I actually solved mine once, but it was sheer luck. I never touched it again, I still have it in a old chest somewhere I think.

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Circa 1982 (middle school), a kid in one of my classes impressed all of us by putting a messed-up (i.e., unsolved) Rubik's cube behind his back, turning it every which way, and solving it.

I was a naïve kid at the time and was easily impressed. Though, looking back on this, I know he obviously set it up ahead of time so he could solve it, and knew exactly which way to turn this. It probably wasn't that difficult to do - LOL.

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It's funny how what goes around comes around. It has been in vogue for a while for magicians to do things like solve the Rubik's cube blindfolded. It's always nice to see the 80s hanging around.
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