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No way! Rubik's Cube solved while blindfolded

Old 08-22-06, 10:16 PM
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No way! Rubik's Cube solved while blindfolded

Holy crap!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDG6Z...elated&search=
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I'd like to see him do it while holding the cube under a table...just to prevent him from peeking down.
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Meh. So the kid memorized the 58 billion possible combinations. Big deal.
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If you look at him studying the cube beforehand, it's clear he's already done it in his head before he puts the blindfold on (given that the world record for cube solving is 12 seconds or some such crazy number, the minimum actual number of moves to get a cube to completion probably isn't that many).

Once he puts it on, he just needs to remember those same moves he worked out beforehand.

Still, it's very impressive.
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it's the quick hands.
Old 08-23-06, 03:28 AM
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I think it was the reality show "Beauty and the Geek" that had that asian guy who could solve it behind his back in seconds. And the world record holder is apparently some kid...
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Originally Posted by naughty jonny
If you look at him studying the cube beforehand, it's clear he's already done it in his head before he puts the blindfold on (given that the world record for cube solving is 12 seconds or some such crazy number, the minimum actual number of moves to get a cube to completion probably isn't that many).

Once he puts it on, he just needs to remember those same moves he worked out beforehand.

Still, it's very impressive.
Nah. If you look at the cube very closely, you'll see that it has some braille lettering printed onto it.

























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I saw a Chinese kid on that show beauty and the geek 2 do it blindfolded with it behind his back. Awesome.
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So everyone can't feel colors? I feel sorry for the synesthesia deprived.
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yea.. but can he solve that stupid homer simpson or darth vader head rubix?
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Nah - if you look closely you can see that he is taking the stickers off and putting them back on
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There was this Asian kid I saw on TV do it behind his back. I think it was Flavor of Love.
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When I was a senior in high school (1982), the valedictorian of our class spent the entire year working a Rubik's cube in every class. He nearly drove me out of my mind. He would sit there and turn the cube, turn the cube, turn the cube, and if he got frustrated he'd start clicking his jaw (he was a very weird guy). By the end of the year I wanted to BREAK his jaw.
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Originally Posted by Vibiana
When I was a senior in high school (1982), the valedictorian of our class spent the entire year working a Rubik's cube in every class. He nearly drove me out of my mind. He would sit there and turn the cube, turn the cube, turn the cube, and if he got frustrated he'd start clicking his jaw (he was a very weird guy). By the end of the year I wanted to BREAK his jaw.
valedictorian?
you should have pointed out that smart asian kids can do it in 11-12 seconds

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This one is pretty cool

5x5x5 cube
Old 08-23-06, 10:36 AM
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I bought a Rubik's cube about a year or so ago. As a kid, I remembered it as this unsolvable beast - I was luck to ever get 2 sides complete. I was disappointed to see that now they come with a 7-step instruction manual on how to solve it. Well, I admit I was just going to go online and see if there was solutions, but they don't even make me do that. Right there it is, how to solve it! It does take a while the first couple times, but after you memorize the turns, its pretty quick. Well, not 20 seconds quick or anything, but under 5 minutes.
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How did he pass his classes whiel doing the Rubiks cube?
Old 08-23-06, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by M2theAX
How did he pass his classes whiel doing the Rubiks cube?
He was the valedictorian. Duh! He's just smart.

Seriously. High School is so easy. If you do your outside work you'll pass. Now when you get to college and 50% of your grade is your final. Thats a different story.
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Originally Posted by Jeraden
I bought a Rubik's cube about a year or so ago. As a kid, I remembered it as this unsolvable beast - I was luck to ever get 2 sides complete. I was disappointed to see that now they come with a 7-step instruction manual on how to solve it. Well, I admit I was just going to go online and see if there was solutions, but they don't even make me do that. Right there it is, how to solve it! It does take a while the first couple times, but after you memorize the turns, its pretty quick. Well, not 20 seconds quick or anything, but under 5 minutes.
I remember when I was in Jr. High, I was able to solve the cube - by taking it apart and put it back together.
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Originally Posted by kantonburg
He was the valedictorian. Duh! He's just smart.

Seriously. High School is so easy. If you do your outside work you'll pass. Now when you get to college and 50% of your grade is your final. Thats a different story.
Thats true I Was barely there and I graduated. I think the year after they started a cut rule, that if you cut more then 20 days you won't advance, I think I had 35 absences accounted for, and a bunch that people signed me in for.
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i never figured out how to solve one but how the hell did he do it blindfolded?! freaking amazing.

the 5x5x5 one is pretty cool too. do those have basically the same way of solving (only more steps)?
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My husband is really good at solving these things, too. Of course he's just naturally skilled with his hands.
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Originally Posted by Kittydreamer
My husband is really good at solving these things, too. Of course he's just naturally skilled with his hands.
Forget about working Rubik's Cube, I want to see your husband work on you.
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Originally Posted by Soapstreet
I saw a Chinese kid on that show beauty and the geek 2 do it blindfolded with it behind his back. Awesome.
Ha, I was gonna say the same thing.
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This one is cool. One handed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJz02Nh99Cs&NR

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