Solving The Rubik’s Cube

Solving The Rubik’s Cube

The Retroist’s Rubik’s Cube podcast, in which he boasted that he had finally solved the cube, and this post about guys solving the cube in midair convinced me to finally give solving it the old college try. Here’s what happened when I did.

Fan of the Rubik’s Cube? Why not check out the original Retroist Rubik’s Cube podcast…


Doug is a child of the 80s who was raised in Ohio and is now living the life of oblivion in the bay area of California.

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Another fantastic video, Doug! I’m going to have to try and find that guy’s site you visited because there is still a 3/4 done Cube setting on my mantle.

    Bravo on the Jurassic Park quote by the way, there is not part of your day that can’t be made better with some Jeff Goldblum quotes. :)

  2. Another great video, Doug! I need to visit the site that you downloaded the algorithm, because even with the feeling that you are standing on another person’s shoulders…I could finally solve that Cube that is sitting on my mantle. :)

  3. I listened to the podcast and downloaded Dan Brown’s videos afterward. They’re still sitting un-watched on my desktop while my Rubik’s Cube mocks me from it’s spot on the bookcase.

    This weekend, cube. This weekend I’m putting on 80’s fight music and you’re going DOWN…

  4. @angela(toao) – Do it!! It REALLY does feel great to see it all match up even if you are not sure of the why at first.

    @Doug – I have been doing it a lot since my first time and I keep trying to watch what I am doing. On the first steps I am starting to see it and I think the more I do it the more I will see the potential positions of the cube and what each spin means before I do it.

    I am not sure that it is in me to understand it naturally. I tried and tried, but it did not register. Perhaps I am not equipped with the proper reasoning skills? But, however I learn it, I am happy to do it.

    Keep at it Doug and I think you will start to see it even more. It might be backwards from how you dreamed it, but knowing is knowing…in the end.

  5. @bubbashelby Honestly, I wondered if Doug had used Cube Lube as well. :)

  6. Definitely not. Didn’t you hear the grinding as I tried to turn that thing?

  7. Greatly enjoyed watching the cube get solved, Doug.

    It takes me back to those fun 80s Fad Years when my cousin had opened his up and greased it for speedy solvability.
    I didn’t, cuz it swished properly on its own (and his was kinda messy).

    Used to know those patterns, learned from a booklet, then a year after my last solving, I’d forgotten half of it.

    Haven’t attempted since. But recently found my old companion.
    Fully solved color position. Never had the heart to mix it up after the last time when that booklet was needed again.

    Now I’m dying to do it.

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