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Rubik’s Cube

A Rubik’s Cube is the most frustrating toy ever created. When it’s completed it has six sides, each side has it’s own color, and each color has nine pieces. The cube has an internal pivoting mechanism that allows you to move the pieces around. You jumble it up and try to get the cube back to the original form so that each side is a solid color again. It sounds easy. It’s not. The twenty-six pieces can be rearranged approximately 519 quintillion different ways. There are all kinds of formulas and mathematical tricks to complete the Rubik’s cube and it’s possible to learn how to solve it in under ten seconds, but most people will never complete a Rubik’s Cube unless they peel off the stickers and rearrange them. Some people call it cheating; I call it thinking outside the box. Besides, I don’t have the patience to finish one, I just want people to think I do.

Critically Rated at 12/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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The Last Puzzle Piece

The last puzzle piece is the most important one. It could take hours or days to finish a puzzle, put putting that last piece down provides immense satisfaction. When I was a kid I had a tendency to hide a puzzle piece whenever I was doing a puzzle with friends or family. I wanted to be the one who put the final piece into place. I wanted the glory of completing it. If that meant being a little dick and hiding a piece, so be it. I finished the puzzle. Everyone else just helped. I did it.

Critically Rated at 13/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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