This'll make a lot of us feel a lot dumber: Scientists have used Google to prove that Rubik's Cube can be solved in 20 moves or less. So, that was about two years of my early 1980s life wasted.
The UK's Daily Mail says that a Kent State University professor worked with a Google engineer and other researchers to show how silly the rest of us are for spending so long on that little, square toy:
Using Google's supercomputers, a team of researchers have processed every one of the Rubik's Cube's 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different configurations to work what is the maximum number of moves ne [...]
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