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Non-Cubers say the darndest things!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Paul Wagner, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. TheSilverBeluga

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    It seems like the more pieces a cube has, the easier it should be to solve it.


    Uh... OK.
     
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  2. Kotra25

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    For some reason I actually thought the 2x2 was harder than the 3x3 before I started cubing so I understand.
     
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  3. Umm Roux?

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    Well it's easier to identify 4-6 movers on a 3x3 since 2 moves is the 3x3 minimum.
     
  4. Garrett C.

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    Im just sitting in mcdonalds solving my valk, when some 7 yr old kid comes over and sais "hey, stop! you cant use that! those are only for school!" I don't reply for a second because i am wondering what could possibly make him think that, then i say, "ummmmmmmmm i do this for fun." I start just turning it without thinking, and he yells "Hey! Stop using that! That is only for school!"

    Does anyone have any idea what he could have possibly be thinking?
     
  5. Kotra25

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    At least in Sweden I know that there is a school or two that uses cubes as a thing to count permutations and things like that.
     
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  6. vm70

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    • "Whoa, is that a 10x10?" "Does it look like one to you?" (I don't own a 10x10, they're expensive)
    • "I can't even solve the 1x1!"
    • Someone was looking at my Yuxin Purple 5x5 and asked me, "Is that 5x5 from Rubik's?" The logos don't look similar at all.
    • I handed someone my 2x2. He pointed at the logo and asked me, "Is this a wildcard or something?"
    • I brought a 7x7 in with a dot pattern on it. Someone asked me, "Did you peel off the stickers to do that?"
    • "How did you solve that?" "Actually, all of this is an illusion; in reality I'm peeling all of the stickers off."
    • "I memorize algorithms--" "WHAT THE HECK IS AN ALGORITHM!?"
    • "I bet a colorblind person can't solve one." "Say that to Mats Valk & Chris Olson."

    My favorite thing to do is demonstrate the 3-step process of solving a 2x2 using Varasano (Face, OLL, PBL). Easy "mind=blown" trick.
     
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  7. Dom

    Dom Member

    This past Monday I was at a café. Someone saw me with a 4x4 and this random guy literally said, "oh a Rubik's cube. I solved it once by accident." I said, "here," as I tossed him a 3x3, "solve this one by accident."
    He messed with it for a little bit then handed it back with a foolish look on his face.

    Should I feel like a jerk for calling him out on his lie?
     
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  8. Kotra25

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    It is actually possible to solve it by acsident but the chances of that happening is so small so you shouldn't believe him, if he had actually done that though you can't expect him to do it again.
     
  9. Dom

    Dom Member

    I get this every now and again:

    "Have you figured it out yet?"

    "Yeah. Three times since you've been standing there."
     
  10. Dash Lambda

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    Oh my god that one is common. I hadn't even considered it because I hear it too much.
     
  11. yogurtcup

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    When I was cubing in class (I'm an idiot), my english teacher once told me to put away my "block"
     
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  12. Mastermind2368

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    I once let a non cuber play with my dayan 2x2. I watched her struggling and I had to go to the restroom. When I came back, she said she solved all but one piece
     
  13. Mastermind2368

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    forgot to include me :).
     
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  14. vm70

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    There are probably lots of other colorblind cubers out there too that I didn't mention, but Mats & Chris are the only "famous" ones that I know of.
     
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  15. Majorgamer21

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    WTF! How did you do that?

    (when i try to explain they walk away)

    A kid on the bus said, "Is that a 12x11?"

    (Referencing my Megaminx):eek:
     
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  16. Majorgamer21

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    Me Everyday LOL
     
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  17. Dash Lambda

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  18. Majorgamer21

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    just yesterday, a girl asked me if i had ever gotten a match on my block.

    (i was solving my 5x5.)
     
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  19. yogurtcup

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    Whoa, I heard only like, geniuses can figure that out.

    There must so much math to learn!

    My friend can do that in like, 2 seconds!

    Can you solve my RUBIK'S cube? (I'm not even kidding they emphasize the Rubik's)
     
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  20. EntireTV

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    I was in Trader Joes cubing, and some guy just walks by and says, "Oh the classic Rubik's Cube..."

    The way he said it was weird
     
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