At first I thought this was a parody by the folks at The Onion, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. A fellow by the name of Graham Parker has finally solved the Rubik’s Cube puzzle. Some 26 years after he bought one:
‘I cannot tell you what a relief it was to finally solve it,’ the 45-year-old from Portchester, Hampshire, said. ‘It has driven me mad over the years – it felt like it had taken over my life.
‘I have missed important events to stay in and solve it and I would lie awake at night thinking about it.
‘I have had wrist and back problems from spending hours on it but it was all worth it. When I clicked that last bit into place and each face was a solid colour, I wept.’
Now that’s dedication. I think I spent an hour on one the first time I picked it up and then figured out that a screwdriver was the best way to solve it. Pop ‘em off and put them back on in proper order. Much less aggravation and stress that way. I’ve never bothered to figure out how to solve one the traditional way even though someone once bought me a book on how to do it. I suppose it’s safe to say that I’ve never had a problem with letting go.