13.82 billion earth-years ago, the universe was in state of absolute potential. No exergy had been expended.
It then expanded and began to cool. About 377,000 earth-years later, the energy had cooled enough to form neutral hydrogen and helium. Hydrogen coalesced due to gravity. It forms stars and fused together to form heavier elements.
Elements formed molecules, molecules built proteins, proteins built life.
On one small planet of one average star of one spiral galaxy, early humans came to be. They were among the first stewards of sentience. They tamed fire, invented agriculture, and created tools to bring nature under their control.
The quest for survival turned into the quest for understanding. They discovered and invented mathematics to describe reality. They invented science to interrogate nature.
In mere thousands of years our species conquered every challenge put before it. We discovered electricity, created computers, achieved manned flight, invented instant rice, and propelled our species into space.
How sure of ourselves we were! But then around 1981 AD, in the wake of the Rubik's Cube, the Boob Cube was concieved.
Little is known about the Boob Cube's past, but historians believe that "A Nice Cube Company Inc." originally unleashed this monster. They speculate that Dr. Horatio Boob, the original inventor of the Boob Cube, headed up the prestigious Useless Systems Lab at the Irrelevant Institute of Technology.
During one late evening studying science in his lab, Dr. Boob knocked vials of Boron and Oxygen into the path of his neutron beam. Suddenly the room was engulfed in colored light-- red, green, and blue splashed the walls, orange and yellow illuminated the lab equipment, and a bright white cube of light eminated from the center of the neutron beam.
Dr. Boob hit the big red button to shut off the beam. When the smoke cleared and the light dimmed, Horatio witnessed the Boob Cube floating where the beam had been.
Naively he picked up the Boob Cube and turned its layer.
Mankind felt the shockwave propogate through the ether.
Dr. Boob realized he had created a monster-- one that may very well lay waste to all of science.
He set out looking for a solution. He recruited scientists to his team and cautiously created more Boob Cubes to experiment with. But since 1983 we have received no signs of progress. Few original Boob Cubes have been recovered, and his team of scientists has not been heard from since.
Historians conclude that fallout must have been tremendous.
33 years later in 2014, historical documents regarding the Boob Cube crossed my desk. One bold scientist, Katrina Gossman, requested a 3D printed version of this puzzle for her mom, who survived the 1981 boob fallout. I complied, not realizing the grave mistake I was about to remake.
In an effort avoid repeating history, I've begun crowdsourcing the solution to the Boob Cube from scientists from across the universe. Times have been hard. The Boob Cube Kickstarter failed, so we must try a new crowdsourcing approach. I'm glad these renewed efforts have found you.
This website contains a compilation of solution theories from the best scientific minds I could find. Our work is far from complete, and I need your help:
I call upon you to contribute your own solution theory to the solution manual.
With 3D printers we can share the Boob Cube using the Internet. I challenge you to 3D print your own Boob Cube.
Experimentally verify the results. Share a picture or video of your experiments with me, and I will put your name and solution on the Wall of Boobs. Eternal scientiffic glory shall be yours.
Our time has come. No longer may we shy from the challenge of the Boob Cube.
We must confront the question: "What is ultimately Boob?"