I was out in the yard today cleaning up the fallen branches when my neighbor's daughter and brother came out. The 12-year-old girl happily reported to me that she can solve the Rubix Cube. She then showed me that she can indeed do this and it took her about five minutes with a lot of moves. I gave her a fist bump in congratulations.
But I am actually very very impressed with her. I was never able to solve the Rubix Cube and I am wondering what sort of IQ she has to do this. I know she does well in middle school. I put this in Education since it seemed the most appropriate category.
I spelled Rubik's cube wrong. Perhaps that is why I can never solve it.
I was in my teens when Rubik's Cube first came out. Soon after a book came out that showed you how to solve it. I could do it pretty well using the steps in the book.
She watches you tube
Her little brother did comment that she had watched a computer video. But it is still impressive.
I once read a psychology article that said it takes the average person about four hours to learn by trial and error how to juggle three balls. Not having anything better to do, I tried it and yes it did take about four hours. Ironically, a useful life skill.
A search engine search revealed a lot of online sites with solutions for solving the Rubik’s Cube puzzle. There was an article on TV about some elementary school teachers who had taught their students how to solve the puzzle. I admit to getting very close (three squares in the wrong position) but I
was never able to solve it. I passed the cube on to an eager 5 year old who I suspect had little trouble working out the solution.
Rhetorical Q: What's the point of buying a puzzle if you just go online for the answer?
RobertRoe said:Her little brother did comment that she had watched a computer video. But it is still impressive. I once read a psychology article that said it takes the average person about four hours to learn by trial and error how to juggle three balls. Not having anything better to do, I tried it and yes it did take about four hours. Ironically, a useful life skill.
Forget Rubik's Cube. Why is juggling (which I learned a long time ago when I was sort of in the theatre) a useful life skill? Planning to join the circus Bob or just keep kids and adults entertained when the party lags?
I was kidding about juggling being a useful life skill. Also solving a Rubik's cube is not a directly useful life skill. But...I think we all have had to juggle many work and family duties in our lives. And.. we all have had to think ahead many moves in our work and family lives like you have to do with solving Rubik's cube. So perhaps not totally wasted time learning these two toys. I have read that children "playing" is really their work to learn life skills.
By the way, I did know a person who was tremendously athletic and acrobatic who was in Circus Soleil. So perhaps I should have run away from home with them to join the circus. I could have been the person who brought the water to the elephants.
Circus Soleil doesn't have animals but the regular ones do or at least did. In keeping with your background perhaps a better job than water carrier would be checking the quality of the feed for the animals and humans alike.
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