# Non-Cubers say the darndest things!

#### CubingIsAwesome

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Hey everyone.
I was wondering why you all think cubing in front of people who don't know how to cube. They are always so amazed and I can't even solve it that fast(sub 1 minute-beginners method) and I am like What? What did i do different?

On to the funny non cuber stories...
I had just bought a gan air. I was at my old primary school picking up my siblings and solved my new cube. A kid about 7 years old grabbed my cube and tried to do it...
He couldn't and so....
He chucked my cube halfway across the hard playground floor.

Talk about throwing money down the drain

What are your funny (or painful) non cuber encounters?

#### FireCuber

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One time I was at the grocery store and one of the employees asked what I had been doing over vacation and I told her that I went to a Cubing competition (which she had no idea what that was) so I explained what solving the Rubiks Cube is and how it takes practice. In return she said "oh, so thats where you've been.......turning squares."

Isn't that hilarious? Lol!!!

#### Kumato

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"oh, so thats where you've been.......turning squares."
I really want this to be the first sentence aliens hear from us...
Totally best post of the whole SpeedSolving community, the only competitor to this post is the "No cubes were harmed during the van accident" one.

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I've gotten "Still trying to solve it?" When I'm learning a new method and I've already solved it several times since they first noticed me solving it, and the classic "You're cheating" when I am learning a new method and referencing algs.

#### Oliver1010

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Non-cuber 1: hey can i see that?
Me: Ok
Non-cuber 1: watch i can solve this *scrambles with one move * Oh i solved it
Non-cuber 2: hey can i see that?
Non-cuber 1: Ok
Non-cuber 2: watch i can solve this *scrambles with one move * Oh i solved it

#### 1001010101001

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My friend is a sub-20 cuber but I now consider him a non-cuber because he did not know the basic-est concepts of roux and could not spell it either. He also said that it is slower. ...He never found his cubes again...
My friend knows roux but he hates it and says it is slower.............................

#### greentgoatgal

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When people are more amazed the second or third time I solve a cube than the first time. Like it takes more mental effort subsequent times or something.

#### 40yearstosolve

“I solved it once, years ago when I was young”.

I always greet this with suspicion. They are talking of over 40 years ago and now that I know just how hard it is to solve I am extremely skeptical that they solved it all that time ago.

It is entirely possible of course, but I believe they are remembering with nostalgia ‍♂️

One of these people is my Dad, the other is my sister-in-law

I just smile and nod.

They then attempt to solve it remember their ‘technique’. It last less than a minute

I spend a lot of my time sat in cafes solving, I get a buzz out of people watching me solve it. No-one has approach me yet though.

#### ZF slow

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• "Hey, let me randomise that"
• They literally say randomise

#### Dylan Swarts

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I had always used my Rubik's when I started and when I got my GAN Air the kids at school asked me: That one has circles in the middle. Is it harder than the other one?
Hahaha.

#### 1001010101001

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'Is stickerless harder because you have to line up the inside colors?'

#### ZF slow

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I had always used my Rubik's when I started and when I got my GAN Air the kids at school asked me: That one has circles in the middle. Is it harder than the other one?
Hahaha.
Ohhh that gives me PTSD of me explaining every way a Valk is better than a Rubik's brand before the inevitable "Yeah but how is there like... A difference?"

#### Ernest Fowler

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"Whoa, that guy just solved it in 3 seconds!"
"Ha, NERD."
"Do you do anything useful other than cubing?" (someone said that to me today. ;( It hurt my feelings AND THATS NOT ALL I DO)

Noncuber: "How do you do that?"
Me: "How do you do what?" (solves cube)
Non: "THAT"
Me: "Like the finger trick or the cube?"
Non: *tries to explain something that only geniuses of high intellect and knowledge can fully understand*

Non: "Got the 4x4?"
Me: Yep
Non: "Got the 5x5?"
Me: Yep
Non: "Got the tryengl roobrick?