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Time For Your Hobby

Apr 2019

Ep.30 Classic Coloured Cube (Cole - Rubik’s Cube)

April 2, 2019

(Cole - Rubik’s Cube) 

*Since I have many episodes saved up, I decided to post an extra episode this week. This won't happen every week, just when I have many episode saved up.*

On this episode I had the honor to have Cole as my guest. He shared with me his interest in solving Rubik’s cubes as his hobby.

If you want to learn more about Cole and all his hidden talents you follow him on twitter @nonstopCole https://twitter.com/nonstopCole

Cole was gracious enough to share with me some very good sites to learn more about Rubik’s Cubes:
This one is to get started and tutorials on how to solve a rubik’s cube: https://www.reddit.com/r/Cubers/wiki/solution_guides

You can even follow the Cubber’s subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Cubers/

For more about official competitions you can check out the WCA (World Cube Association): https://www.worldcubeassociation.org

This was not mentioned in the podcast but my guest Cole has his own podcast which is worth a listen: https://movieswithmillennials.podbean.com/

If you like this episode and think it can be helpful to someone you are more than welcome to share it. Furthermore if you want to listen to short previews of upcoming and old episodes you can check out my Instagram page @timeforyourhobby. I also share tips and tricks I've learned so far from all my guest.

If you would like to be on the show or have any questions, you can send me an email at timeforyourhobby@gmail.com

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Thank you,

Time stamp
00:28 - Intro
01:02 - Why don’t tell the listeners about yourself?
01:28 - How did you get introduced to Rubik’s cubes?
02:30 - When you first saw it were you intrigued by the colours?
03:19 - Do you still own your first Rubik’s cube?
03:52 - Talk about the stickers on Rubik’s cube?
04:20 - Can you still cheat with Rubik’s cube?
06:01 - How big is your collection now?
06:29 - What are the other puzzles you have?
09:10 - How many of these puzzles have you solved?
09:25 - Once you learn the pattern of a Rubik’s cube, could you solve every variation of it?
11:33 - Does it take a lot of practice to solve a Rubik’s cube?
12:39 - What is your favorite cube to solve?
14:09 - Talking about the Rubik’s cubes terms?
14:51 - What was your fastest time you took to solve a Rubik’s cube?
16:33 - Did the Rubik’s cube ever slip out of your hands?
17:15 - You must have faced every problem possible with Rubik’s cubes
17:43 - Does it ever happen that a piece gets jammed?
19:59 - Do you ever challenge yourself by adding an extra layer of difficulty?
20:28 - What's the record for solving a Rubik’s cube with feet?
22:48 - Do you have a preferred time of day that you enjoy playing with your Rubik’s cubes
23:34 - Do you ever get cramps in your hands?
25:02 - I would consider you as an athlete
26:56 - Rubik’s cubes are the most iconic toys
29:32 - Do you solve the cube in your head beforehand?
31:39 - What would you say is the best part about solving Rubik’s cubes on a personal level?
33:04 - What was your biggest challenge when you first started solving Rubik’s cubes?
36:28 - What are your current challenges?
38:11 - Virtual reality Rubik’s cubes
40:01 - Has solving Rubik’s cubes ever help you relax when you are stressed?
40:44 - Has solving Rubik’s cubes ever stressed you out?
42:35 - What are some misconceptions about people who solve Rubik’s cubes?
44:32 - How did solving Rubik's Cube have an impact on your perspective on life?
48:04 - Do you want to present your hobby to the world or keep it for yourself?
49:21 - Do you have any word of advice for anybody who might be interested in Rubik’s cubes or twisty puzzles?
50:19 - Do you have any social media links or websites you would like to share?
51:41 - Do you have any questions for me about Rubik’s cubes?
54:46 - Outro