If you're me, Rubik's cubes are fun for about 10 minutes until you get frustrated and give up. But if you're Reddit user dannythetwo, you're able to create a Rubik's cube movement so powerful you get them banned from your entire school.
Dannythetwo says he was homeschooled for 11 out of his 12 years of schooling before going to college, and that during his downtime when homeschooled he dedicated a lot of free time to mastering the Rubik's cube. For the one year that he wasn't homeschooled, dannythetwo went to a private Christian school, and that's where it all happened. " I only played with it during lunch and study hall because I didn’t want to distract other students or teachers. It didn’t take long and I had several people asking me to teach them."
His classmates were in total awe of his skills, and begged him to teach him the ways of the cube. Then, it started to spread:
Since I had several people asking me to teach them, I told about ten people that I would teach them if they brought their own cubes. Within the next week, five or six people had gone out and bought cubes from amazon and showed them to me. I taught three or four people over the course of the next month and one kid even bought a giant cube that was about 10x bigger than normal.
Now, it was a small school of about 150 kids. And that means it spread like wildfire:
Needless to say, a trend like this reaches everyone’s ears quickly. Friends that I had taught were teaching other people who went out to buy cubes and the next thing I knew, lunch time was full of the sounds of crappy cubes twisting and turning as about 15 people had their own cubes.
And while dannythetwo, rule-abiding student that he was, made sure to only use the cube during the allotted break times where it was allowed, his fellow students just couldn't keep their shit together. They were hitting the cube nonstop, trying to figure it out. It got to the point where the principal had to address the entire student body during their daily chapel time, and banned it from being used while in the classroom. Even so, these kids could not handle it. They were hooked on the cube and they could not quit.
Apparently lots of students completely ignored the rule. Either that, or the principal just got jealous that he didn’t know how. Because it was announced that rubik’s cubes are officially banned from the school campus. If a cube was seen anywhere. In or out of a backpack. Cafeteria or classroom, the cube would be permanently confiscated and the culprit gets a detention.
They even dedicated a section of their yearbook to the incident:
What a nerdy little trend-setter. And what an annoying trend.