# Thread: Non-Cubers say the darndest things!

1. Originally Posted by rubikmaster
LOL,well I guess I'm lucky then.Most of my friends from school do know the difference between good and bad cubes and brands.
Same here nearly everyone in my class can solve the cube. I once started it and now loads of people of my school are walking around with a cube xD (not only in my class) But i'm still the fastest

2. Since it's showing up around the web, a whole host of kind folks on various non-cubing websites have been nice enough to explain that Marcell Endrey's 28.80 blindfold record is actually stupid, because there's an algorithm you can do that solves the cube no matter what its initial state is, so the blindfold doesn't even matter. Thanks for clearing that one up, guys!

3. Originally Posted by evogler
there's an algorithm you can do that solves the cube no matter what its initial state is,
Hamiltonian circuit

4. Originally Posted by Jaycee
Hamiltonian circuit
Totally. You'd still have to know when to stop though.

5. Originally Posted by Jaycee
Hamiltonian circuit
I was thinking Devil's algorithm, are they the same?

6. Originally Posted by Ickathu
I was thinking Devil's algorithm, are they the same?
Yes.

7. I was talking with some kids about cubing in school today. The topic of learning how to solve the cube came up, and people said they didn't have the patience or time to learn. I told them that it really only takes a few hours to get a beginner's method down. Then this one kid says:
"I once looked up how to solve a cube, but there's like a ton of logarithms that you have to learn!"
—No wonder why people think it takes math to solve a cube

8. Originally Posted by BlueDevil
I was talking with some kids about cubing in school today. The topic of learning how to solve the cube came up, and people said they didn't have the patience or time to learn. I told them that it really only takes a few hours to get a beginner's method down. Then this one kid says:
"I once looked up how to solve a cube, but there's like a ton of logarithms that you have to learn!"
—No wonder why people think it takes math to solve a cube
Wow, logarithms. There is quite a lot of math behind the Rubik's cube but non-cubers don't understand that you do not need any of that math to actually solve the cube.

9. One of my friends was messing around with my cube, and asked if I could solve it from where it was. I told him that I can solve it from every position. His quote, "How many positions can you peel the stickers off from?"

10. Originally Posted by Sahid Velji
Wow, logarithms. There is quite a lot of math behind the Rubik's cube but non-cubers don't understand that you do not need any of that math to actually solve the cube.
I think they confuse algorithms with logarithms. They word themself are similar, but the actual thing I also heard that before I had started cubing, a guy I knew a little teached one of my friends how to do it, and she kept talking about those logarithms xD I had never solved a cube back then, but I was pretty sure that she would be better of using algorithms

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