Edward J. Connor '92

Dean of Admissions

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year - WPI student accepts a challenge

As students head back to high school and our office opens for the first time in 2010, I hope everyone had a restful, enjoyable holiday season. It's hard to believe 2010 is here!! For the more "mature" readers...10 years since Y2K? Now that makes me feel old!!

I got an e-mail forwarded to me from one of our Physics Professors a few days ago and I wanted to share it:

"A few days back a TV anchor joked that figuring out the NFL playoff scenario was harder than solving Rubik's cube. He got an email from a viewer who offered to prove him right by unscrambling the cube in less time than it took the anchor to explain the playoffs. The offer was accepted, and the anchor and his youthful opponent went head to head. The anchor spoke as fast as he could, while the young man turned his attention to the well scrambled Rubik's cubes that had been placed in front of him.

Wonder of wonders, the young fellow managed to unscramble not one, but three, Rubik's cubes before the anchor had time to get to the end of his explanation. The anchor then gave up. Time: well under two minutes.

Punch line: the unscrambler was Andy Camann, a junior majoring in Aerospace Engineering at WPI. I found the performance truly heartwarming!"

You too can enjoy it by going to the YouTube link: