ze Rubik’s cube

01Apr08

rubik’sThe Rubik’s Cube

Office, train, shuttle, coffee shops- everywhere you go, people have either of these three things with them: a mobile phone, a PSP and most recently, a Rubik’s cube!

In my workplace alone, the IMD boys and designers/developers on the next lot are crazy about solving this 3d puzzle. The fascination simply won’t die, as news published last week showed that 300 Million cubes were sold in 3 decades. It’s safe to say that China-made ones weren’t counted in this figure.

One of my classmates in grade school got so frustrated with not matching all the sides, he turned to desperation… We saw him peeling the stickers off and rearranging them instead. yikes.

Thanks to the internet, unlocking this “mystery” is not as hard as before. The fastest record time for solving it is 9.18 seconds (i can eat a doughnut faster though!). If you’re on the run to snatch the Fastest Solver title from this guy, try visiting these sites for practice and tips:

http://www.schubart.net/rc/ –> Rubik’s Cube Java applet

http://jeays.net/rubiks.htm –> How to Solve the Rubik’s cube

http://peter.stillhq.com/jasmine/rubikscubesolution.html Beginner’s solution to solving the Rubik’s cube

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/Math_p023.shtml Fastest way to solve a Rubik’s cube


How to videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsQIoPyfQzM

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/388633/how_to_solve_a_rubiks_cube_pt_1/

And if you’re really passionate about speed cubing, why not join:

Philippine Cubers Association
World Cube Association

And remember… Geek is the new black! Why else will this be so popular? :p

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2 Responses to “ze Rubik’s cube”

  1. 1 tiff

    rubik’s is the new ipod ahahaha

  2. true! funny but true :))


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