can you solve a rubik's cube?

Rubik's Cube - Rubik's Cube is a mechanical puzzle invented in 1974 by the Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Erno Rubik. Originally called the "Magic Cube" by its inventor, this puzzle was renamed "Rubik's Cube" by Ideal Toys in 1980 and also won the 1980 German "Game of the Year" special award for Best Puzzle. It is said to be the world's best-selling toy, with some 300,000,000 Rubik's Cubes and imitations sold worldwide.
A Rubik's Cube has nine square facelets on each side, giving fifty-four facelets in total, and occupies a volume of twenty-seven unit cubes. Typicall, the faces of the cube are covered by nine stickers in six solid colours; there is one colour for each side of the cube. When the puzzle is solved, each face of teh cube is a solid colour.
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Philippines
August 14, 2007 3:31am CST
Rubik's cube is said to be the world's best-selling toy. Before i could only complete one face of a rubik's cube. but months ago, my dad bought a rubik's cube and decided to look for solutions of the puzzle in the internet. he then studied it and shared it to us. Now i can already complete the Rubik's Cube in 4 mins (i know..not a record-breaker hehe. but that's fine with me). Although i'm not really fast in solving it, i'm just glad i can already complete it. Others can solve it even faster (like 15 seconds). I've seen this video in youtube where a 3 yr old girl solves a Rubik's Cube in more or less 2 mins (she was a cute Chinese girl). hehe. We got so fond of it that my dad bought more Rubik's Cube (this time with pictures.lol). =)
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@mistissa (1348)
• Netherlands
14 Aug 07
I think I could if I would just take the time. But I have no patience for the rubix cube
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• Philippines
14 Aug 07
If my dad haven't taught me how to solve it, there is no way i could solve the Rubik's Cube. _
• United States
14 Aug 07
i havent played with a Rubiks Cube in waay over 10 years. lol..waay over! i remember being able to get no more than 2 sides solved...and then getting incredibly frustrated and then of course..mad. when i would either throw the thing or someone would take it away from me! lol..havent picked up another one since the boyfriend i had at the time actually had to wrestle the cube away from me.
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• Philippines
14 Aug 07
10 years? lol. before i could only complete one face. haha! yeah it's really frustrating if you can't solve it. but once you know how to solve it (the tricks and stuffs like that) you'd be solving it over and over again. =)
@Bujoyseth (1684)
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
i have a rubik's cube here, but i don't have the patience to play it coz i will surely can't solve it.. maybe if i have plenty of time solving this, i think i can but if not, probably i will not... i tried it already but i really can't do it! hehehe..
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
i think anyone can do it if they have the time to learn how to solve it. =)
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
16 Aug 07
Rubik's Cube - Picture of a rubik's cube
I have been told that solving the rubik's cube is not as hard as it looks. The idea is to keep the center of each color where it is and work the outsides to complete. I have not had a rubik cube since I was but a child, so I have not been able to try this theory.
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
yeah, that is one idea. there are solutions that can be found all over the internet. so it's not that hard to look for it. =)
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
16 Aug 07
No, never...lol..I had one many many years ago..I remember that i used to spend hours with it and I could never solve it..
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
me too, before i also spend hours solving it but all i can complete is one face. lol. i'm glad i can solve it now after my dad taught me how to do it. =)
@arcidy (5016)
• United States
15 Aug 07
Rubix cubes are fun but can be very frusterating I bought one last year for a vacation trip because I thought it would be a fun way to pass the time on a plane ride but I could not solve it I worked on it for like 4 hours lol and it was impossible. The best I did was get 2 rows complete but I just couldnt do any better and my dad tried and he couldnt do it either. My sister has a friend that can do it behind there back and I have no idea how the hell he does he must be some sort of genious or something.
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
there are tricks on how to solve the rubik's cube. it's all over the internet. if you already know those then it would be easy for you to do it...even doing it behind your back. ;)
@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
14 Aug 07
I have never solved rubik's cube. But I tried to do it as a child, now I forgot about existance of it hehe I think parents of this 3 years old girl are very proud of her:)
• Philippines
14 Aug 07
yeah..the girl is so cute. and it's really amusing to watch her small hands solve the Rubik's Cube. hehe. =)