The craze for the cube spread like wildfire. Trying to work out how to get all six sides back in order was a real challenge. I confess that I only managed it by carefully following instructions.
Once people had mastered the process, the contest was to complete the cube in the shortest possible time.
In nearby Catral, they hold an annual competition with up to 30 participants in different categories. Apart from the fastest time, the contestants also solved their puzzles blindfolded, single handed and even with their feet.
The winner yesterday was Jorge Castillo who managed to complete his cube in 10 seconds. He was closely followed by José Ángel Montesa at 11 seconds and Rafael Rodriguez at 11.5 seconds.