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    Can you solve a Rubik's cube?

    I read an article in the Metro today that said that Rubik's cubes are set to top Christmas lists this year.

    This got me thinking, is there anyone here who can solve the Rubik's cube? I think there's surprising a lot of people who can!

    I can do it but I'm no speedcuber, it usually takes me 10-15 minutes. It's not as difficult as it looks. Give it a try.

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    When i had one about 25 years ago. lol

    Used to be able to do it in under 2 mins. Once fluked it in under 1 min.

    Can't remember the moves now - There was a set sequence of moves you had to go through. Ending up with cross on top and then rotating corners.

    I can do it pretty easily


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    W1zz;2436352

    Used to be able to do it in under 2 mins. Once fluked it in under 1 … Used to be able to do it in under 2 mins. Once fluked it in under 1 min.Can't remember the moves now - There was a set sequence of moves you had to go through. Ending up with cross on top and then rotating corners.


    When they first came out I got hold of one of those cheat sheets and had memorised the moves and could generally solve it in under 2 minutes.

    Recently got a new one and it came complete with a cheat sheet but I don't find it as easy to remember the moves - the brain has become a bit lazy I think!

    I'd also try the "Bedlam Cube" if you like this sort of thing - that is a good thing to leave on the coffee table when you have friends round!

    I used to take it apart and put it back together done lol and pass it off as I had done it lol I was only 10

    A close friend of mine can do it in under 30 seconds. It's just an algorithm. Memorize it and your sorted.

    I could do it years ago when I was at school, but not any more ... only about 1/2 of it now !:oops:

    Yes..

    Is there only me that peels the stickers off?

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    Alfonse;2436453

    Yes..



    Very informative, lol.:whistling:

    MinstrelMan;2436484

    Is there only me that peels the stickers off?



    Thats the easiest way to do it, until you lose a sticker :?

    Abvance;2436504

    Very informative, lol.:whistling:



    It answers the question.

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    Never really tried it. Boooooring

    However credit to the people who can do it

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    Alfonse;2436511

    It answers the question.



    I know.

    i can't they stress me out, infact in getting stressed thinking about it

    anybody here actually figure out how to solve it on their own rather than looking up the sequences??

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    schaf;2437364

    anybody here actually figure out how to solve it on their own rather than … anybody here actually figure out how to solve it on their own rather than looking up the sequences??



    It's almost the same, it's just a case of memorizing the algorithms.

    Abvance;2437524

    It's almost the same, it's just a case of memorizing the algorithms.



    ?? what is the same ?? surely everybody here can go to a website and follow the sequence of moves, but i doubt very many can solve the cube on their own.

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    schaf;2437575

    ?? what is the same ?? surely everybody here can go to a website and … ?? what is the same ?? surely everybody here can go to a website and follow the sequence of moves, but i doubt very many can solve the cube on their own.



    I mean the method is the same, doing it on your own just means you have to remember the moves.

    Abvance;2437691

    I mean the method is the same, doing it on your own just means you have … I mean the method is the same, doing it on your own just means you have to remember the moves.


    I think what he means is can someone work out the moves themselves rather than just looking them up:?

    Do the moves.

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    erics;2437739

    I think what he means is can someone work out the moves themselves rather … I think what he means is can someone work out the moves themselves rather than just looking them up:?



    Oh, I see. You have to be really smart to do that! :thinking:

    Abvance;2437691

    I mean the method is the same, doing it on your own just means you have … I mean the method is the same, doing it on your own just means you have to remember the moves.



    yes, exactly. i know quite a few people who can solve the cube but none of them figured it out on their own.

    MinstrelMan;2436484

    Is there only me that peels the stickers off?



    ha ha...glad it wsnt just me!

    Abz;2436507

    Thats the easiest way to do it, until you lose a sticker :?


    definitely not the easiest way..those stickers were stuck on rock solid..hurt my fingernails loads (bleeding :cry:) .... rubik cubes = painful memories of blood, sweat, tears and FAILURE!

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    I'm pretty sure the algorithms only come in at a later point. You have to get the cube to a certain stage before you can use them. no?

    kippy;2463246



    Lmao cheers for that went down well in the office.
    This is a good one.
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    bod emrys;2552813

    Does anyone remember the puzzle (think it was popul;ar in the late 80's) … Does anyone remember the puzzle (think it was popul;ar in the late 80's) that was flat and had pictures of three seperate rings on one side, you had to fold it about untill the other sider showed three interlocked rings????Edit - found it!Rubik's Magic PuzzleI loved that thing.



    Yup them and the clock.

    Could do 'em all and yes I worked them out myself. They didn't have t'internet when I was a nipper

    poor Mr Rubik didn't even patent the Rubiks cube, and never made anything from it. He never made anything as good again

    peodude;2558865

    poor Mr Rubik didn't even patent the Rubiks cube, and never made anything … poor Mr Rubik didn't even patent the Rubiks cube, and never made anything from it. He never made anything as good again



    Actually he became a millionaire because of the Cube.

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    Nobody has ever solved the cube on their own, if they say so they are lying!

    bulkomuff;2666560

    Nobody has ever solved the cube on their own, if they say so they are … Nobody has ever solved the cube on their own, if they say so they are lying!



    And your evidence for this sweeping statement?

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    Newbold;2667353

    And your evidence for this sweeping statement?



    Let me guess, you've solved it on your own.
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