When you spend most of your time in a geek circle, a sort of hierarchy forms. At the top of this hierarchy sits the geeks of highest standing, of greatest geekery. In the mathematical kingdom, one of the qualities that would propel you up the geek ladder is the ability to solve a Rubik’s cube.

For those of us who do not possess such mathematical talent, or are simply too lazy to actually learn the algorithms required, but still want to impress that special someone with your geek prowess, Matt Parker has a solution. Stroll into the house after a date, pick up that ‘jumbled’ Rubik’s cube, casually mention how you forgot to solve it and BAM. You’re now impressive.

You do need a solved Rubik’s cube to begin with though, so make sure you have a math geek wingman/wingwoman.

[Matt Parker via Geekosystem]