When I was about five years old, my brother and I were given a Rubik’s Cube as a toy to exercise our eyes and brains. Instead, we exercised our hands more than anything else – we’d get so frustrated with it that we often ended up taking the whole thing apart and putting the pieces back together in the correct order. Then we showed it to our parents claiming: “We did it!” and enjoyed the little praise from them gained by cheating.
But the more intelligent and patient kids never gave up on solving this mysterious game – they actually put time and effort to come up with series of methods to solve it. In the 2007 Rubik’s World Championships Contest held in Rubik’s hometown – Budapest, some people showed stunning skills — solving the cube single-handed, or with their feet, or wearing a blindfold… and Yu Nakajima from Japan won the championship with an average in the final of 12.46 seconds!
If you want to learn more about Rubik’s Cube, here are some Cube experts who share with us their secret to solving this “Magic Cube” that has been one of the most brain teasing toys for both children and adults since the 70s.