How To Solve The Rubik’s Cube With 2 Moves

Submitted by: SaintPatty 8 years ago in
300

One of the best kept secrets with the Rubik’s Cube.
300
Male 422
And I hoped I could finally solve that piece o`garbage :/
Male 55
***WARNING! THAT WAS BULLpoo!!***
Female 406
JERK D:
Male 154
this is stupid anyone can see the four blocks under his thumb arent moving at all. so therefore it won`t solve any cube in ANY position.
Male 199
yeah some of the sides have 4 of the same in the, like he starts with 4 blue in the bottom left corner, and you can see 4 reds the same on one side, kinda stupid
Female 119
aargh.
when i clicked the link i was soo excited.
my mom gave me one and im going crazy here.
Male 211

...wait

Female 505
And this was posted right after I broke my Rubik`s Cube "by accident".
Female 182
Yes, but... what about the four blue ones underneath his thumb?
Eh?
What?

...Fail. It`ll always be something geeky white guys and Asians will only ever get.

Female 2,064
Looks like he messed with the stickers quite a lot, too...
Male 2,553
obvious?
Male 924
not technicaally two moves its more like fifty but hey, its not like i can solve it in 95 seconds or anything (96) and its pretty obvious this is fake, especialy seeing as you can get it so no two colours the same are touching
Male 6
FAKE! ok, he has 4 squares under his thumb that would never move. he says you can do this from any sequence, so if the four under his thumb were different colors, he would never be able to solve it. And that is just looking at the side facing us.
Male 697
i just tried this for a few minutes and realised its not gonna work. the 4 faces in the bottom right will never change. on his they are already correct, and hes tryin to hide it with his thumb.
Female 228
NARF!
Male 56
i agree it is a preppaired fake because at least three of the sides have a set of 4x4 of the same colour. i guess he probalaly did the reverse of the move beforehand
Female 2,027
hmmm :/
Male 498
i hate it when people just sya "FAKE" and dont sya anything else or explain why they think its fake i didnt try this but looks like he started in a prepared area because the 4x4 is already blue
Male 1,023
FAKE!
Male 16
Haha it`s a joke to see how long gulible people will try the technique. It got me for like 20 minutes.

I thought for sure he was gonna says, "peel off two stickers and swap them, keep reapting these two steps, and you`ll solve the puzzle."

Male 138
I tried this. I did the same exact move, and I started "at any position" like he said and it doesn`t work. He either started in a way that would allow that to work, or he is Satan and must be destroyed.
Female 387
Uh, no way can that work. The bottom 4x4 cube won`t move at all.
Female 710
...alright, one face of the rubiks cube has been solved, but I don`t think this is gonna work.
Female 710
I`ll try it and tell you guys if it works.
Male 2,567
he just scrambled the cube with those 2 moves reversed and unscrambled it :/
Female 667
IT`S NOT WORKING
Male 23
No way it can work!! Some blocks aren`t moving with these moves so they have to be placed by advance (has seen on the video!)
Female 349
LOL Lionhart2!
Female 5,139
"Sunday, October 19, 2008 7:19:28 PM
I love how it was obvious that he`d peeled some of the stickers and moved them. :P"

they wernt stickers... its where the paint has rubbed off... if you look closer. it must be an old one D:

Male 8,302
Stop with all the "algorithm" and "memorized" and all those big numbers! It`s confusing me.

I ACTUALLY DO have a method which solves the Cube in 2 moves, and I thought of it before this one!

1. Fiddle with the damn Cube until you get a headache
2. Throw it in the nearest bin while exclaiming "Frikit"

Male 493
1) Der... obviously it doesn`t work.
2) Even if you found a series of moves that would definitely take the cube through each of its possible configurations, it wouldn`t just take "hours and hours" to solve it. At ~43,000,000,000,000,000,000 possible configurations, and say, just to be really generous, 10 moves per second (yeah, right), it would take you ~100,000,000,000 years, or comfortably longer than the age of the universe, to cycle through them all.
Male 629
"i thought it would be
1- remove block(but not themiddle)
2- put in the place"

Same. The middle can`t be moved.
To solve a 5 by 5 by 5, first ya gotta group the centers. Then group the edges. Then solve normal. With a bit a luck, you won`t need to use...prodigy algs? Can`t remember the name. I don`t even have a 5 by 5. D=

Male 772
Doesn`t take a person who`s actually solved one to know it was fake.

But in all actuality, solving a cube is actually very simple, and the algorithms needed for it require just a few tries until you have it completely memorized.

Male 544
On a side note,

Anyone have a good tutorial for a 5x5x5? I`ve been working on it for a year, and still nothing.

Male 544
I`m gunna go on a hunch and say, everyone in this topic is wrong, and the video is right.

Haha, no. Fake fo sho. Okay, IAB, let`s see some real Rubik`s Cube videos now, eh?

Male 182
That might actually work on a 2x2x2 cube...oh wait...the bottom 2 pieces never move. I don`t see how a completely scrambled 3x3x3 cube could be solved with a repeat of 2 moves. Maybe possibly a series of 3 moves.....nope..still not solved.

Though if you are really hard up to solve your cube...try:
http://www.wrongway.org/cube/solve.html

Male 4
obviously the bottom right corner is already solved, and the cube was rearranged in a way that Li, U were the only moves in the algorithm necessary to solve the cube. fake.
Male 66
Yep. That`s real. Especially if the bottom-right four corners are not solved. They will eventually become solved even though he never turns them.
Male 650
notice he was covering the right corner...
hmm something to hide?
Male 4
There are 8-9 sets of moves you have to do in order to the solve rubik`s cube. He is simply doing the last move which is Li, U or Left side counterclockwise, upper side clock wise. This is the last step. He is a jerk and knows this.
Male 10,440
HA! people don`t try hard enough to fool me. How would you unscramble the bottom right corner if your only moving the top left?
Male 904
that may be fake but to solve a rubiks cube u really do use a pattern like that
Female 85
OMG IVE BEEN SITTING HERE FOR FIVE HOURS TURNING THE SIDES. HOW DID YOU GET IT SO EASILY?!?!?!!
Female 2,084
impossible. what about the ones in the bottom right corner. do you just move it around to the other side?
Female 4,376
Male 506
moar like how to trick people into thinking this works amirite?
Female 767
I love how it was obvious that he`d peeled some of the stickers and moved them. :P
Male 17,512
So set up, Even a caveman could do it.

There are several sites that will show you the actual methods to solve the cube and other puzzles.

Male 26
Look at his thumb. Those never move. Thus this is impossible to be true. Watch it again, the blocks under the thumb never move.
Female 1,186
i was all excited that his theory actually worked, then i go into the comment forums and my dreams are shattered
thanks IAB, ignorance is bliss
atleast everyone on here stopped me from going up to my friends and going "HEY! LOOK WHAT I CAN DO" and make a complete a-- of myself

and i wholeheartedly agree

Male 292
Actually idk. I made that up. Sounds right tho.
Male 292
Well, technically this does work, because essentially what this does is it cycles through every possible combination of colors and eventually you`ll get the right one. It could take hours upon hours to actually get the right combination though.
Male 168
hope it works
Male 130
Male 5
Before the video, he probably just did the reverse of what he showed in the video on a solved Rubik`s cube. That`s why the bottom right corner of the cube is solved already.
Female 553
My way is much easier. Peel of the stickers then glue them on in the correct place.
Male 4,004
Too bad the 4 squares he had his thumb on NEVER moved, and "just by chance" they happened to be the right color, same goes for the greens on the other side that NEVER MOVED.
Male 188
i thought it would be
1- remove block(but not themiddle)
2- put in the place
Male 734
Anybody who falls for this bullshÃ¯t deserves to lose the time they wasted.
Male 488
i did it and it works
Male 2,160
my last rubik`s cube ended as a target. I hate those things.
Male 488
i really wish i had a rubiks cube right now

Male 2,313
I just spent 20 minutes doing that just to be sure, so now I feel like I earned the right to yell, "FAKE!"
Male 1,556
FAKE, tried it on a virtual Rubiks cube I scrambled, a completely random one on ANY POSITION did not work.
Male 1,556
Im trying right now, :( my spacebar is sticking to the button.
Male 42
Why is this posted? BS. It wasn`t even a funny joke.
Female 15,763
Can`t you only do that if two squares are already done?

I thought he`d just hit it with a sledgehammer and buy a new one. It`s what I`d do. >_>

Male 600
thats BS. The video was set up. If you notice, the blue and green corners were already completed. That means a 3rd corner was already done too.
Male 510
I thought he was going to use my method of getting pissed off, throwing it at the wall, then putting it back together again.
Female 173
I thought he was going to reveal my secret for solving the rubik`s cube. Just take off all the stickers and put them back on in the right position.
Male 599
lol
Male 561
How To Solve The Door Knob With Two Moves.
You`re a knob.
Male 1,765

I meant the Jack-o pic... Davy didn`t even submit the video.

Female 5,139
not possible* ...i meant :D
Female 602
...I don`t even own a Rubik`s Cube...

:-(

Male 629
Aaaaaaah ha. Anyone who can solve a cube decently knows that epicly false.
It only works if and only if the only two moves to scramble it were those (or something similar).
On another note, I have a hypothesis. If you scramble a cube with an algorithm, you can repeat it and have it solved eventually. This works as far as I know the simple ones. As for the really complex ones, (which are not used by speed solvers) I don`t know.
Female 5,139
thats now possible...not all of the colours move, and obviously they have to to be solved.. he would have just reversed a solved rubiks cube, and then recorded this
Male 672
Faking faker is fake.

On the other hand, I wonder if such an easy way to solve it exists?

Male 91
This method works.. ONLY if the bottom right four are all the same color.
Male 1,788
Lame
Male 207
I saw the mythbusters do something like this where they just took a solved rubik`s cube and scrambled it, then reversed the footage. This guy could easily have done the same. I can`t blame the guy for making the video, though, i would want to see how many fools he got endlessly doing those moves for the rest of their lives.
Male 1,078
This is fake.

On the other hand, I can already solve a Rubik`s cube in a minute and a half, so I`m good. It`s not that hard as soon as you memorize a few algorithms.

Male 328
the 4 squares on the bottom right never move with this method
Male 423
looks like a faking faker to me
Male 5,194
I call BS.
Male 11,739
"Davy, a NSFW tag would be nice."

Male 26
FALSE. get rid of video, it`s B.S.
Male 2,199
you just did that combinations a bunch of times forwards when the cube was complete, then repeated it in reverse to return it to its original state not that complicated...
Male 338
It is true, but you must have it at a certain point.
Male 3
FALSE
notice that the four square bottom right are already blue, and green? on the other side, the thing is practially solved already
Male 1,765
Davy, a NSFW tag would be nice.
Male 614
Yea, but this is too long.
Male 1,266
Yeah.. blatently just tooke a solved cube and did those moves in reverse 20-30 times to make it look like a random cube.
Male 12,138
vv "I don`t want to be one of those guys who is always like "FAKE!!!!" but to be honest this is as fake as Michael Jacksons nose :)"

insanmoster, just what are you trying to insinuate? Jacko`s nose is 100% genuine...

Male 5,970
sweet, I am going to own all my friends now :D
Male 291
yea I can also do the Rubik`s cube and it takes me 7 different moves. Six if I do it the slow way.
Male 274
Well that was a waste of time, that solution was found a few days after the cube was introduced as the next greatest toy/puzzle.

****LAME****

Male 82
i just tryed it ......fake lol i`ll never finish this damn thing...
Male 12,138
hwkiller, welcome from the bowels of lurkerdom buddy! Come join us in the comments forums man, the water`s just fine...
Male 291
I don`t want to be one of those guys who is always like "FAKE!!!!" but to be honest this is as fake as Michael Jacksons nose :)
Male 437
obviously fake...

i mean just look at it, theres a huge chunk of blocks that dont even move, he sorta covers them with his thumb

Male 124
Actually, only 6 algorithms (maybe even 5) are required for all the steps to solve a scrambled cube.
Male 564
"He probably just mixed up the cube bydoing the exact oppisite till it looked like it wasnt planned"

Actually, if you continuously follow a pattern (Like he did there, or any other) it will eventually bring you back to the same position.

Or he did what you said.

Male 490
Yeah, it`s total BS. Btw, I`m a long time lurker here, I`ve gone to this site since I remember it even being up, but I never bothered to make an account.

This inspired me to. I do rubik`s cubes all the time, and all he did was just do left and up inverse until it appeared scrambled, then he just reversed that. I just tried it to make sure and it just does not work.

Male 32
he took an already solved cube and did those 2 moves to make it look scrambled. then he starts recording and continues the 2 moves until it cycles all the way through and the cube is solved again. just because there is a 2x2x2 square does not mean u can solve the cube like this.
Female 2,258
That Rubik`s cube has seen better days.
Male 1,766
He probably just mixed up the cube bydoing the exact oppisite till it looked like it wasnt planned
Male 764
well once u get the sqaure its easy?
idk ._.
Female 110
Yeah, you`d need the four blue squares, two red lines and the four green squares before even starting. Or some combination of colors that lined up like that.
Male 1,765
Too good to be true. I`m testing it right now, I`ll let you know if it works or not. My hypothesis: patthebaker is right, the cube needs to start off in a particular way.
Male 1,837
i doubt this works without a square in the corner
Male 742
I thought the two moves would be: 1:remove sticker 2:replace sticker
Female 59
yea, i noticed that too. somethings fishy about it <.<
Male 325
i noticed that aswell
Male 1,766
Notice how he starts it off. the 4 blue squared in the corner never move so unless you have those 4 blue squares it would not work.
Male 970
Link: How To Solve The Rubik’s Cube With 2 Moves [Rate Link] - One of the best kept secrets with the Rubik’s Cube.