If you’re like me, you’ve never even picked up a Rubik’s cube with the intention of actually solving it because you’re pretty sure you’re not going to be able to do it.
So watching someone else solve one with a few simple twists has always seemed pretty impressive, right? Or at least, you assume they’re much smarter than you and much better at things like math and puzzles and the like, yeah?
It turns out that’s not necessarily true.
Because what if they’re not figuring it out, but have simply memorized the best and fastest way to make the colors and sides line up?
It turns out that you, too, can impress your friends at parties – if you have the ability to memorize a few simple steps.
Reddit user CitizenYellow shared this simple infographic that lays out the step-by-step guide to solving the Cube. It’s broken into 5 parts and includes illustrations for each one, and if you follow them, you’ll end up with all of the colors on their separate sides.
There are actually more algorithms that can be used to solve the Rubik’s Cube without too much of a headache, but this one is simple and the infographic means that, after you practice a few times, it should be like second nature.
Then, you can work on your speed – if you want to beat the world’s best time, you’ll need to do it faster than 4.69 seconds.