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The Rubik's cube

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So it has been a couple of weeks since we sent out the Rubik's cubes to the lucky winners from the Summer competition, so by now you all should be Rubik's cube geniuses Smiley Happy  but if a few of you haven’t mastered the dreaded cube then we have found a short clip to help you.


For more inspiration this guy, single handedly completed the Rubik's cube in 14 seconds, now that is dedication  


Here in the giffgaff office, we had a Rubik's cube competition for the quickest time to master the Rubik's cube and Kim has come in with 2 minutes followed shortly by Nigel with 6 minutes, incredible timings well done to both, as for the rest of us...well we are still trying Smiley Happy


Let us know your fastest time on completing the Rubik's cube.


Enjoy the videos!


my sister has been trying to solve her rubiks cube for a while, so she took it into school and this boy did it for her. It was pretty impressive too if you ask me. Took him half an hour max to do it Smiley Happy

i realy cant solve em lol

Sorry, I'm no good at them haven't done one in years. I think its just luck and chance and there's not a method to figure it out, sorry.

I began using the Rubiks cube shortly after they were first distributed in the UK.

When was that?

I still have one.

I can do 2 sides

I still can't do all 4


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I remember buying an instruction book on how to complete each slice.


I didn't understand it.

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Alexander the Great after conquering Persia was shown  a huge knot made from rope by the Persians'  ancestors.

He was told that it was impossible to solve the knot, and undo the rope.


He took his sword out and cut the knot with it.

That solved the problem.


I once took a Rubik's cube apart in frustration.

I wonder if someone knows how to put it back together.

Smiley Wink



I used to have one... Could never solve it tho :-( So I cheated and took it apart XD
Nice video but really boring

30 secs is my best time. I used to average well below a minute until I got arthritis :/


I can, however, do a 7x7x7 cube Smiley Happy


My personal best is 29.6, but I average about 40 seconds.  Working on better F2L at the moment, for those who know what I'm talking about!


Anyway, here's the fastest one I've got on video -


For those who don't know cubing, in competition they get 15s 'inspection time'. I set my countdown to 5s, because I just can't plan that many moves ahead to make 15s worthwhile!!


If you can't solve a cube at all, there are many great tutorials on YouTube. Check out channels by badmephisto and crazybadcuber! It only takes a couple of months to be doing under 1 minute.