Tuesday, February 26, 2008
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This wonder-of-a-puzzle was once a standard of human intellect, prompting everyone to give it a try. There is an algorithm (a formula, by the way) to solve this cube in the soonest possible time. Geeks across the globe became so engrossed that they begun to challenge each other on who could solve it in the least number of seconds (or even nanoseconds!).
The fastest OFFICIAL time was made by Edouard Chambon just a few days ago in Murcia, Spain on February 23. The time was 9.18 seconds (even faster than the record 100m dash!).
If you happen to visit Manila the past few months, this has become a widespread craze that virtually everyone knows the algorithm already! Alright! So does that give the puzzle solvers the right to be called geniuses? Nah, not for me though. Because of this recent brouhaha, Rubik's Cube has lost its prominence as an effective genius spotter. It's a great puzzle, but it does not anymore spot the smart from the slack.
Anyhoo, have a nice day ahead of you!
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