I have just fallen in love with the Rubik's cube. Let me tell you a story of a man who had too much spare time, but who finally found a way to spend it:
1-2 months ago, a place far far away from anywhere (also known as my house in Oslo, Norway):
My brother, who downloads films all the time on his computer had heard of a new movie starring Will Smith. He had downloaded the movie right away and as you probably have guessed it's "The Pursuit of Happyness".
We watched it and I got really fascinated of the scene where Will Smith solves the Rubik's cube in about 2mins.
I just guessed it was a movie effect, he couldn't have solved a Rubik's cube in 2mins! He is an actor for god's sake! Not a math professor! Well anyway, I left the thoughts of the Rubik's cube where I had found it, but then...
Same location as last time..:
So there I was, a sorry little boy, still with no hobby. I sat down in my couch and turned on the TV. After some switching around I decided to see if Oprah had anything interesting on here agenda. To my suprise Will Smith was on to talk about his new movie, the same one I had watched(strange enough^^). Then the Rubik's cube came up and here is why I started cubing my life away: Will Smith said he actually had learned to solve the cube! So it was no movie trick! I was a 100% sure that Willie was just as dumb as me and if he could learn to solve the cube I was guaranteed to manage to learn myself. I GOT HOOKED AT THAT MOMENT!
2-3 weeks ago, Standard toy's store, Oslo, Norway:
Now, I had everything: The passion, the hands, the mind, but suddenly I realized I had no cube..
Even though I am the laziest person I have ever met I managed to drag myself downtown and went to Standard, a weird little toy store, and bought the last Rubik's cube in the store!
The clock was around 6PM and I had already scrambled the cube, so I sat down in front of my computer and went to rubiks.com. They had a great step by step video tutorial and 2-3 hours later I had solved my first cube! After a while the algorithms started to stick and I started taking the time on how fast I could solve it.
Here is the list from the first time I timed myself and then it's new times every time I broke my record:
Min.Sec.Hundreds from a second
1. Make my time under 60secs.
2. Make a Rubik's Cube association at my High School and hopefully get some members
3. Be Norway's fastest cuber one year from now.