Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Rubik's Cube, anyone?

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!

4 Responses to “Rubik's Cube, anyone?”

dhawell said...
February 26, 2008 at 6:56 PM

what's the formula curb? i tried solving one but it took me ages just to get one side done. hahahaha. the omula please! hehehe

Laibeus Lord said...
February 27, 2008 at 12:26 AM

Hi, thanks for visiting the group blog "Asia's Perfect 10".

I've never completed rubik's cube, it is the only puzzle I haven't solved in decades. I am seeing it once again in the public, thinking of buying one for myself and give it another try. I still haven't given up! :p

curbside_puppet said...
February 27, 2008 at 10:43 AM

dhawell, check these two videos: http://youtube.com/watch?v=HsQIoPyfQzM
and http://youtube.com/watch?v=IW_BBp3FPMQ&feature=related.

the algorithm is also there.

dhawell said...
February 27, 2008 at 5:46 PM

tnx curb. hahaha. i didnt know that they have a formula in solving this cube.. ive always thought that only the wise and the brainiacs could be able to solve this puzzle. hahaha. The Moral of this story: if u encounter problems especially in solving puzzles try to google it. hahahaha. thanks again curbs. i will read ur other posts now.

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