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Rubik’s Cube – My First Time Challenge

26 Sep 2013, 15:07 UTC
Rubik’s Cube – My First Time Challenge
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I have never, not once, in my life, solved or seriously attempted to solve a Rubik’s cube.
I had all kinds of puzzles and games growing up, so I wasn’t deprived at all, it just never happened. I feel I was just past the generation that was introduced to the cube, and maybe a quick look as a kid convinced me it wasn’t worth the time. I also think that never seeing one in a store as a child was a factor, or maybe I was just into video games.
While training for my new part time job this week I noticed a book on the table in the break room:
The theory book
I started reading it, and a couple of coworkers made some comments, leading to a conversation about a piece of my youth apparently missing. I’m not entirely sure how but we got on the idea of me using the book to solve a cube, and my coworker Helena said she would bring a rubik’s cube to work this Sunday so I could give it a try.
The only catch is that I couldn’t practice beforehand. So the challenge was issued. I would study and read the ...

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