How to Cheat at Solving the Rubik's Cube
When I was a kid, solving a Rubik's Cube was a rite of nerd passage. Unfortunately, I never mastered the art, though I did manage to "solve" it once by removing all the stickers and replacing them. (I do not advise this method, as it will bug your siblings.) Okay, so what if you want to look like you can solve a cube, using rotation, but don't want to go to all the trouble of actually learning it? In this three-minute video, mathematician Matt Parker shows you a simple way to "scramble" and "solve" the cube in a very simple way. Enjoy:
If you actually want to learn the solving methodology, you're in for a bit of work. Parker has a good explanation (broken into many videos) starting with this one.