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Solve Rubik's Cube


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This fun little toy was created way back in the early 1070s by a Hungarian sculpter. It was originally named the “Magic Cube” and was licensed by Rubik to be sold through Ideal Toy Corporation in 1980. That year, it was named as the Best Puzzle of the year. As of January, 2009, more than 350 million of these babies had sold around the world. This makes it the top-selling puzzle game of all time. The Rubik’s Cube is considered by many to be the top-selling TOY of all time, too.

In the original design, there are six faces. Each of those are covered by nine stickers comprised of six colors – white, red, blue, orange, green and yellow. A pivoting mechanism thingie made each face able to turn independently. This would mix up the colors in various ways. In order to solve the puzzle, each face must be a solid color – all the same, people! The original Cube celebrated its 30th anniversary this year.

I have been trying to solve the Rubik’s Cube all of my life. Keep in mind this addictive puzzle was invented back in 1974.

Like many humans, I can spin the Rubik’s Cube in various directions all day long. After hours of studying the masters on YouTube, I finally figured out how to record myself solving the Rubik’s Cube:

  1. Walk into the store and buy a new Rubik’s Cube.
  2. Bring ‘er home and set up a video camera.
  3. Mess ‘er up again while recording.
  4. Bring the video into an editor and reverse playback.
  5. Export.

Yeah, it’s pretty obvious I suck at this. Still doesn’t take away from me accidentally solving the Pyraminx back in the day (that really DID happen).

Have you ever been able to solve a Rubik’s Cube or other puzzle?

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Top Furniture for Geeks

Just a few short years ago, the word Geek still had negative connotations attached to it. Companies didn’t really make products designed specifically for those of us who proudly label ourselves as Geeks. Today, though, all of that has changed. It seems that nearly every company now sells products aimed at our Geeky side. You can find everything from shower accessories to jewelry – and everything in between! There are several websites dedicated to selling nothing but Geek items. If you know where to look, you can even find some amazing Geek furnishings for your home!!

Scrabble Furniture

Periodic Table

Nintendo Chair

Captain Kirk Chair

Geek Shower

Geek Door Lock

CD Chair

Book Chair

Pac-Man Shelves

Pac-Man Coffee Table

LEGO Couch

Number Keys Seat

Rubik’s Cube Tables

Calculator Chairs

Pirillows!

These are just a few of the things that I’ve come across on my travels across the web. What Geeky furniture have you seen, that I may have missed?

Some of the furniture pictures were also featured in a blog post on Geek.Ology.

Rubik’s TouchCube


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I’m sure all of you have played with a Rubik’s Cube at some point. There’s a new version out – the TouchCube. That’s right – it works via touch! This is the first completely electronic and solvable Rubik’s Cube. Just slide the lighted squares with your finger from any side or direction and watch the move automagically! The colors pulsate, fade, and change while the TouchCube recharges in its stand.

It’s extremely addictive, let me tell you (and I’m very glad they sent it to me to review). I sat here for hours playing with it, attempting to solve it. There’s a “shuffle” button, as well as a “solve” button. Yes, I admit it… I used the solve button. You’re always going to swipe whatever is the top-most section of the cube, so you’ll have to turn it like you would the old one.

There’s even an “undo” button, as well as a “hint” button. That’s pretty cool, and makes it easier to actually (maybe, if you’re lucky!) solve this thing! You can tell someone that you’re really good – and then use the solve button to impress them! They’ll never know the difference, right?

You know you want one of these. Heck, you might even want to give a few as gifts to people this holiday season!

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