Crazy confounding cube challenge

That’s easy for you to say.

I recently added a new item to my Life List in the form of No. 63 – Solve a Rubik’s Cube.

When I was quite a lot younger, I had a Rubik’s Cube and I couldn’t do it at all. My mum found The Book for solving it, and even with the answer in front of me, I still couldn’t do it.

So now, with winter drawing in, I thought it would be fun to get started on what is likely to be a very long term list item. The cube can sit on my desk, and I can just pick it up when I have a few minutes. I’m not confident I will ever manage to figure this out, even if I do give in and buy the book at some point in the future.

Did you know Will Smith can do the cube in about a minute?

Anyway, on to my Rubik’s Cube. Here it is, all new and shiny. The one and likely only time it will be completed.

Mr C thinks this challenge is a ridiculous idea, which it is, and said the only part he wanted in it was to be the one to mess up the cube.

He took it easy to start with, but then he really sorted it out.

And here it is, the starting point.

Good luck me. I don’t hold out much hope!

8 thoughts on “Crazy confounding cube challenge

  1. Good luck Christine! I once tried and ended up taking off all the stickers and print sticking them on. I don’t think that’s allowed though 🙂

  2. Good luck Christine. I learnt to do it a few years ago, so I know how hard it can be! Tip for you: youtube is your friend! I can’t remember who it was, but someone on youtube went through the steps in the instruction manual, but much slower. It really helped!

  3. Lukeh and myself are on the same page on this one, Christine. Remove and reglue the stickers! it is called using a creative solution to solve a problem…..

  4. I used to be able to do 3 or 4 sides but never all 6.

    Forget about ungluing and gluing stickers. You should be able to twist one of the corner pieces and remoeve it. Then once all the loose pieces fall out it is really easy to put it back together in the correct manner. Easily done in ledd than a minute.

  5. I had a Rubik’s cube, never solved it (I re stickered it like the others). I was also given a Rubik’s clock set – it had a grid of 9 clocks on each side, each with a dial and you had to get both sides to show 12 o’clock on all clocks. Of course when you move one dial it moved multiple clocks, so it was next to impossible.

    Also, when I used to take the train home, I would often sit near a really weird guy who would do the following over the course of two hours.

    1) Solve a Rubik’s cube in like, a minute
    2) Solve a 4x4x4 Rubik’s Cube in not much longer time
    3) Solve a 5x5x5 Rubik’s Cube in not much longer than the 4x4x4 time.
    4) Repeat step 1

    And that’s ALL he did for two hours, every day! It really freaked me out!

  6. I bought the Rubik’s clock. I could not make any sense of it. Far more complicated than the cube I couldn’t do. I think it took ten minutes to decide it was impossible before it was thrown in a drawer never to see daylight again.

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