Do y’all remember the Rubik’s cube? Sometime in secondary school, one of my classmates introduced me to the solution to the cube. Yup, *the* formula that will enable me to solve all six sides of cube. Of course, I eagerly learnt the formula and was quite the pro at it. But that was aeons ago, and I have since forgotten all about that. Up till recently, that is.
We succumbed to temptation and bought a Rubik’s cube from Toys ‘R’ Us. Hubbs helped to refreshed my memory on the solution of this popular puzzle and I am now pleased that I am again able solve it in no time at all. Wheee!!!!!
While most people would be contented with the traditional 3×3 Rubik’s cube, alas we were not. Well, the curious side of me sure wasn’t. The cube proved no longer challenging especially for my hubby. In an attempt to bend his brain a little more (and also to make him eat humble pie, hehehe), I bought him a 4×4 Rubik’s cube, hoping that he would be stumped for a solution. He started cracking on it December 30, admitting that it was indeed a challenging puzzle indeed. That certainly deterred him not. By referring to the internet for some pointers and guidelines, by New Year’s eve, he managed to solve it in less than half an hour! I was shocked. And he…visibly accomplished. 😛
Me? I’m not there yet… the most I can do is one single side so far. But you know, that is NOT the first step of the solution…
So what do you think? Should I get him the 5×5 cube next?