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Non-Cubers say the darndest things!

Mia

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This happened to me a few years ago. In my school, there are grades 3-12, so the youngest pupils are 9-year-olds. (I'm in high school so keep in mind that in their eyes I'm an adult.) I was casually solving my cube when a group of five or so little third grades come around me in a horseshoe shape and they all stare at me. One of them is brave enough to talk to me:

Little boy: Can you actually solve this?
Me: Yes.
Little boy: Can I see when you solve that?
Me: Yeah, take my cube and scramble it.

I give the boy my cube and he scrambles it pretty well. I then start to solve it and after I'm finished, they all start clapping to me and ask me how long does it usually take me to solve the cube. I answer "about 20 seconds" and when they're leaving, one of them shouts that his sister can solve it in under 10 seconds.

Another story starts in a similar way but instead of boys giving me an applause, after my solve a 9-year-old girl shouts to her friends "Oh my god, she can actually solve it, she can actually solve it".
 
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TetCuber48

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this kid (we'll call him BOI) at my school follows me and my friends at recess, and talks about cubing (but BOI isn't a cuber). BOI brings up that "some people use olive oil to speed up the cube" but luckily he knew it ruined the plastic. I told him they made special lube for it and BOI could not remember the word lube. So later he called it "speed oil" and i tried not to laugh. Then i pulled my friend aside and said "BOI just called it speed oil." We laughed way too hard for like 2 minutes.
 

CurseFlame

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this kid (we'll call him BOI) at my school follows me and my friends at recess, and talks about cubing (but BOI isn't a cuber). BOI brings up that "some people use olive oil to speed up the cube" but luckily he knew it ruined the plastic. I told him they made special lube for it and BOI could not remember the word lube. So later he called it "speed oil" and i tried not to laugh. Then i pulled my friend aside and said "BOI just called it speed oil." We laughed way too hard for like 2 minutes.
lel
 

Piyush1905

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Once a noncuber said to me that he could solve a Rubik's cube. Then i gave him a scrambled cube. He started to do R and U moves and said "After i do this several times, the cube will be solved"
 

Etotheipi

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Non-cuber friend: picks up my skewb and turns it. "Ow my brain hurts" says non cuber a nd puts skewb back down. Same person also made an hour long attempt at pyraminx but had to go home lol.
 

Etotheipi

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This happened like a month ago. I had switched from CFOP to Roux like a week ago, so obviously my average rose because I had less practice, and my mom's lsays ooks like the new method isn't going to well. And im like wow mom, i started a week ago.
 

White KB

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2 stories:
1. I was in church and I was talking about my recent OH PB (35.33 seconds- I did FMC on it later and got 35 moves, which is my PB and good considering in the FMC I used full CFOP) My pastor was like One Handed? In 35 freaking seconds!
2. I was at home and telling my dad about my recent PB on the GAN X (got the PB 3 days ago, got the cube 5 days ago, told my dad about the PB
3 days ago, 3rd PB on the GAN X btw) Anyway, I said it was 14.18 seconds and that it was my first sub-15 solve ever, and he was like 14 Seconds! That's frickin' fast!

I guess non-cubers use the word "freaking" a lot to describe that... type... of thing.
Bye! :)
 

Etotheipi

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Earlier i was in the pool of the hotel im in, and there was this other kid. I asked him if he ever messed with a rubiks cube and he said he had two. I was kinda excited that i had met another cuber. Then he said its pretty easy, all you have to do is turn the sides randomly. Then i was sad
 

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