January 31, 2011 3:34 am at 3:34 am #594635
I never thought of it as being extra special to be able to do a rubik’s cube, is it? Can you?January 31, 2011 3:37 am at 3:37 am #733683TheGoqParticipant
i can’tJanuary 31, 2011 3:37 am at 3:37 am #733684Pashuteh YidMember
It was not invented by Rubik, but by his brother.January 31, 2011 3:41 am at 3:41 am #733685dunnoMember
I can’t. It’s a blow to my ego when my little brother does it in less than 5 minutes and I’m still working on it 5 hours later 🙁January 31, 2011 3:41 am at 3:41 am #733686WolfishMusingsParticipant
Yes. I bought a book back in the 80s that described the solution.
The WolfJanuary 31, 2011 3:46 am at 3:46 am #733687
It does not take a genius to do it as some think rather it takes a good memory and alot of time and practice. I personaly watched various youtube tutorials on how to solve it but a book might be better for you.January 31, 2011 4:23 am at 4:23 am #733688chayav inish livisumayParticipant
many kids can do it in there sleep nowadays. google it and theyll teach you how to do itJanuary 31, 2011 10:16 am at 10:16 am #733690hanibParticipant
the best part was doing it before the books all came out. A group of us friends would work together, and would solve part of it. Step by step, we figured out how to do the whole thing. The books are probably an easier method to solve them, but i can’t solve it any other way now. we went away for pesach 1982 and someone thought i was a genius for knowing how to do the rebuk’s cube. that was the first and last time i remember that anyone ever thought i was a genius. 😉January 31, 2011 1:07 pm at 1:07 pm #733691wanderingchanaParticipant
I can take it apart and put it back together with amazing accuracy.January 31, 2011 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm #733692hanibParticipant
well that’s better than those who remove the stickers and switch them all around. try doing the rubik’s cube when 1/2 of it is black. of course if it was all black… 😉January 31, 2011 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm #733693mythoughtsParticipant
My son can complete the Rubiks Cube in just under 2 min. The kid got his mother’s brains.January 31, 2011 3:11 pm at 3:11 pm #733694
Ya before I learned how to do it my little brother brought one home from school and I couldn’t do it so I ended up taking it apart and putting it back together the right way.June 24, 2019 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm #1746152Captain™Participant
I used to. Once you learn all the steps, its all muscle memory. When you go along time without doing one, like I did, you lose it.
Captain™June 24, 2019 3:07 pm at 3:07 pm #1746179Reb EliezerParticipant
Remember the center color on each side is fixed and determines the color of that side.June 24, 2019 6:37 pm at 6:37 pm #1746325🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
I can’t but my kids can. And one of my kids used to take it apart and put it back together before he knew how to solve it the right way.June 26, 2019 6:50 am at 6:50 am #1747088MistykinsParticipant
I know one particular way (algorithm) to solve it, and can do so in under 5 minutes.
My cousins daughter can look at the cube, understand which way to move it, and solve it in under 1 minute.July 1, 2019 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm #1750089Yserbius123Participant
Took me months of off and on memorization from the official Rubiks Cube website. Now I can do it in about 5 minutes. It’s pretty difficult and requires a lot of pattern memorizing.July 2, 2019 6:57 am at 6:57 am #1750300☢️ 🚭 ☣️ Rand0m3x 🧠🕴️🎲Participant
Yes (I learned it from a booklet), so long as I remember 4 patterns (switching 2 corner pieces,
rotating 3 corners in place, cycling middle-edge pieces, and rotating opposing middle-edge
pieces – that last one is as follows: Center up, top left, center up, top left, center up, top left
twice, center down, top left, center down, top left, center down, top left – or are those last
3 top moves right? It’s been a while).
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