A puzzle made famous in the 80's, died out in the 90's due to video games, and resurfaced in the 00's when the internet gave solutions. Rubik's brand cube's are known to be the worst 3x3 cubes available. They are stiff and hard to turn. Independent companies (mainly chinese) make DIY cubes. These are smooth, fast, and are what "cubers" use (people who solve the cube). The Rubik's Cube is the hardest thing to do solo, but the easiest to do with a tutorial. Don't believe anyone who says they solved it in under 2 months with no help. The Fridrich Method (CFOP) is the most popular and fastest method out. The current world record and world record average use this method. The WCA (like the NBA, but for cubes) keeps track of every solve ever done in a competition. Current world record is 7.08 seconds, and average of 5 solves is 8.54. You don't have to be smart to learn to solve it, but you have to be determined, like juggling.
David: I can solve the Rubik's cube in under 17 seconds every time.
Non-cuber: NO WAI, LYKE HOWWS DO YOU DO IT TEACH ME!!I ALWAYS PEEL THE STICKERS OFF!!!111!ONE