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Simon Bakker
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Hello everyone,

Since a couple of months I own an enchanted cube.
I think the cube lends itself to some very nice presentational ideas. I myself link the cube to problem solving in everyday life, looking at problems from different viewpoints, etc, etc.

I like Garrett Thomas' presentation for his speedcube as well.
I was wondering what presentations, storylines, etc, you guys have come up with for this wonderful item?

Regards
Simon
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Hi Simon,
I start off by saying "did you know that it too Professor Rubik 3 months to solve his own prototype cube" (which is true by the way).
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I tell the story about my brother-in-law. My sister gave him a cube one Christmas and he spent almost 9 months to solve it. Like many who solve the cubes on their own, they really don't like it when you mess the cube up since it might take them a long time to fix it up again. So when I visited my sister and her family the next Christmas, I picked up his cube and noticed that it was scrambled. I laughed a bit since I knew that Clay, my nephew, 5 at the time, probably scrambled the cube and my brother-in-law couldn't yell at his innocent son. I looked at my brother-in-law, my sister, and my nephew and smiled and said, I know how to solve these things pretty quickly. Even though it wasn't true at the time, I now add the line "It's amazing what you can learn on the Internet".

I then said to them, want to time me? Ready, set, go. After a few twists I just say, this is taking too long, throw the cube up and catch it solved.

These days, it's important to switch out for a real cube since it is rare enough that folks will want to play with the cube. At first I would just scramble the cube and hand it out, but a friend who could actually solve the cube discovered the gaff.
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I would love to know if anyone has any tips / suggestions / ideas on how to switch one rubik's cube for another. I am thinking about handing out a genuinely mixed up cube for examination and then switching it for an enchanted cube to "solve" so it can be handed out for examination. Any help would be most appreciated!

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Put many things in a box, things that you can do in less than 30 seconds...light a match, sharp a pencil...and casually found a Rubik cube there...
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What is an enchanted cube?

maybe I have seen before..but I didn`t know the name...
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On 2010-06-03 19:33, Luis Vega wrote:
What is an enchanted cube?

maybe I have seen before..but I didn`t know the name...


Go got Google, enter "enchanted cube magic" all the information you could want will be available to you.
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What's Google?
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My handling:
The current world record is just over 7 seconds, alternatively the record for solving the Rubik Cube blindfolded is just over 30 seconds. Tonight for your entertainment I will attempt to set a new world record... no one has solved the puzzle with only one eye blindfolded (put on a eyepatch)... Ready, Set, Go... this might take some time... what? you're getting bored? OK (throw the cube up in the air and catch) after all, I am a magician... (bow for rapturous applause)... dissapear into toppit/servant/geko (just kidding)... next effect

this is the bare bones... plenty of chance for theatricals, audience participation, pirate jokes etc. use your own personality...
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I never understood the craze behind this thing. It's not at all difficult; just peel the stickers off and put 'em back on in order.
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On 2010-06-04 05:35, Scott F. Guinn wrote:
I never understood the craze behind this thing. It's not at all difficult; just peel the stickers off and put 'em back on in order.


Should we be exposing this secret on an open forum?

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