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April 13th, 2008
07:10 PM ET

Solving a Rubik's Cube

A friend of mine once said there are two kinds of people in the world:  those who can solve a Rubik's Cube and those who can't.  I fall into the second category, at least when I'm honest.  (My friends caught on pretty quickly when they noticed that, whenever I "solved" a Rubik's Cube, half the stickers were crooked and the other half were peeling back at the corners.)

Now cup-stacking is something I can wrap my mind around.  It's not that I'm good – it's just that I can complete, albeit slowly, the basic challenges of the game.  The fascinating thing about the Rubik's competition in Monday's show is how quickly the competitors were able to solve the puzzles, when so many folks (ahem) don't solve them to begin with.  I'd be curious to see how many of you have figured them out and what kinds of skills you think that takes.

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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