Ready to Show Your Rubik’s Cube Who’s Boss?

July 8, 2015


Did you know there are 42,252,003,274,489,856,000 ways to scramble a Rubik’s Cube, yet only ONE solution? Yowza! But that’s no match for a tenacious small business owner like yourself. With just a few tips and a little bit of practice, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a Speed Cuber.

Speaking of Speed Cubers, did you know FreshBooks has one in its midst?

Our very own Fernando is a FreshBooks Data Analyst who can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under 30 seconds. Need a little proof before believing a claim like that? Check out the video below and let your competitive nature take hold.

Ready to be as fast as Fernando (or dare we say—even faster)?

Check out these 5 Pro-Cuber tips and the beginners guide below, then let the games begin!

  1. Don’t feel bad if it takes you more than 30 seconds to solve your cube. It took Ernö Rubik, the cube’s creator, a whole month to solve his.
  2. Keep in mind that the center squares do not move and represent the color of their side.
  3. Solve your cube faster with a few fancy finger tricks in this 2 minute video.
  4. Remember, there are MANY different ways to solve a Rubik’s Cube. Some methods are best for learning while others are ideal for speed. Try a few and pick a favorite.
  5. Celebrate your success! This is kind of a big deal.
For a beginner’s guide to solving your fresh, new cube (complete with pictures, videos and more), head over to Rubiks.com to learn the fundamentals in under an hour.

 

Have a pro tip of your own? Share your knowledge in the comments below and surely good cube karma will come your way.

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