Monday, 23 May 2011

Rubik's Cube

Rubik's cubes can be scrambled in a lot of different ways.
Around 43 quintillion. That 43 followed by eighteen zeroes.
Let's say you wanted to have a cube scrambled in each way possible.
Let's say you can scramble one every second, and you have 99 friends who can do the same.
So together you can scramble 100 cubes every second.
How long would it take you to scramble all 43 quintillion of them?
13.7 billion years.
Seem like a familiar number?
That's how long the universe has existed for.






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52 Comments:

At 23 May 2011 at 21:10 , Blogger fit4life said...

holy crap.... mind=blown

 
At 23 May 2011 at 21:18 , Blogger Mercurio said...

That's why I haven't solved one.

 
At 23 May 2011 at 21:38 , Blogger D4 said...

Well, I sure am glad I never bought a rubiks cube.

 
At 23 May 2011 at 22:16 , Blogger Colin Biano said...

i hate rubiks cubes anyway :(

 
At 23 May 2011 at 22:43 , Blogger Intraman said...

that just blew my mind...
and to answer your question, yes i used to live in Korea :)

 
At 23 May 2011 at 22:44 , Blogger omgigotnickedforprotesting said...

Always use a hammer.

 
At 23 May 2011 at 22:58 , Blogger bentyl said...

Hahaha, it's awesome how the numbers work out that way.

 
At 23 May 2011 at 23:32 , Blogger Jesse Crows said...

my head hurts..

 
At 24 May 2011 at 00:39 , Blogger Carles said...

oh my got, so many osibilities and onw way to do all the rubik's cube

 
At 24 May 2011 at 01:30 , Blogger sporktar said...

Which is why i hate rubix cubes. If i wanted to waste my time, i'd scroll through facebook or something. (wait. I do that...)

 
At 24 May 2011 at 02:18 , Blogger Jay said...

wooow....

 
At 24 May 2011 at 03:25 , Blogger Speedy Ed said...

wow, thats a crazy number of ways

 
At 24 May 2011 at 03:27 , Blogger Endless said...

my father loves RUBIK'S CUBE

 
At 24 May 2011 at 03:43 , Blogger Gheko said...

Ye.. Bu.. Whaa.. O_O

 
At 24 May 2011 at 05:01 , Blogger theWhale said...

Haha then we shall not waste any more time! Lets get ready to scramble!

 
At 24 May 2011 at 05:29 , Blogger BTN Hip Hop said...

damn, thats insane numbers. rubiks cubes are crazy though

 
At 24 May 2011 at 06:07 , Blogger Solsby Kid said...

Cant stand rubix cubes ><

 
At 24 May 2011 at 07:00 , Blogger JayPower said...

Aha never knew there were that many different ways to solve them! ;D

 
At 24 May 2011 at 07:05 , Blogger Simon black said...

wow cool fact.

 
At 24 May 2011 at 07:10 , Blogger PeaceLoveandSharpies said...

This post tickled my brain. >.<

And I'll try to update today.
I know it's been a while.
I was out of ideas. :'(

 
At 24 May 2011 at 07:27 , Blogger Thorfan said...

I love how that turned out. Gonna whip this fact out on my one of my friends, thanks =D

 
At 24 May 2011 at 07:58 , Blogger Pool Fool said...

i find it too hard for me
http://poolfool.blogspot.com/

 
At 24 May 2011 at 07:58 , Blogger Xenototh said...

So you are saying we are a Rubik's Cube? I really hope I am not part of something that annoying. :P

 
At 24 May 2011 at 08:05 , Blogger Kicking Rocks said...

mind=blown

 
At 24 May 2011 at 08:48 , Blogger Banacek said...

What does it all mean??

 
At 24 May 2011 at 09:11 , Blogger Bart said...

my team didnt even make hte playoffs, just growing the beard cause i like growing my beard out and playoff beard is a good excuse

 
At 24 May 2011 at 09:23 , Blogger Tommy said...

Wow, its impresive!

 
At 24 May 2011 at 09:35 , Blogger Jay Reid said...

Cool stuff! :D

 
At 24 May 2011 at 10:18 , Blogger Dave said...

Yeah its dificult but some ppl have the knack on how to solve it really fast.

 
At 24 May 2011 at 10:45 , Blogger Flodström said...

I'm going to learn those algorithms and solve one! One day I will!

 
At 24 May 2011 at 11:38 , Blogger Moobeat said...

wow

 
At 24 May 2011 at 11:38 , Blogger Delirium Tiger said...

If i cant eat the number! i don't care. You want big numbers? Try to decypher that prime numbers PGP code. Or DES/AES

 
At 24 May 2011 at 11:46 , Anonymous Fortune said...

Boom, head shot.

 
At 24 May 2011 at 11:48 , Blogger Tairaka1985 said...

That is so awesome......

You factoring in maximum speed of scrambling?

May as well at this point.... it could help shave of a few billion years or so.

 
At 24 May 2011 at 12:11 , Blogger thenitefalls said...

Never in my life I solved a rubix cube >_<

 
At 24 May 2011 at 12:29 , Blogger kxxthanxx said...

head hurtz

 
At 24 May 2011 at 12:37 , Blogger Mike said...

That's a lot.

 
At 24 May 2011 at 14:26 , Blogger Laughing Vault said...

thats impresive

 
At 24 May 2011 at 14:35 , Blogger Trolske said...

The universe is a rubiks cube.....or something like this :P

 
At 24 May 2011 at 14:41 , Blogger Tricia said...

loool! ive never tried it, id probably get annoyed!

 
At 24 May 2011 at 14:45 , Blogger WOODLOUSE said...

Rubik's Cubes are more mind boggling than I thought!

 
At 24 May 2011 at 15:04 , Blogger thomau5 said...

and thats only if you solved 1 a second? for me it takes like 2 hours to solve

 
At 24 May 2011 at 15:05 , Blogger Anonwadi said...

I really like this blog. makes you wonder.........

 
At 24 May 2011 at 15:24 , Blogger G said...

wow I could never solve these things without cheating lol

 
At 24 May 2011 at 15:37 , Blogger MikeNeuman said...

What? What a weird coincidence.

 
At 24 May 2011 at 20:23 , Blogger kite1099 said...

I've never completed one :(

 
At 24 May 2011 at 21:46 , Blogger Lasse said...

No wonder I fail to solve them... :P

 
At 24 May 2011 at 23:27 , Blogger Necroticism said...

Haha! I better call my friends and start right away!

 
At 25 May 2011 at 15:32 , Blogger HiFi said...

That's insane. Lol!

 
At 25 May 2011 at 18:07 , Blogger Atley said...

Darn rubix cubes! Make me want to rip my hair out. I now know why! LOL

 
At 26 May 2011 at 02:12 , Blogger Nom de Plume said...

that's a huge number of possibilities.... but the very fact that rubik's cube is amenable to a mathematical description makes it seem a whole lot less complex :D

 
At 26 May 2011 at 22:38 , Blogger Leminur said...

I wish I could dominate such thing you know... That is so fun to play with!

 

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