Start with a solved Rubik's Cube. Hold it with one side towards you (any side, it doesn't matter, just be consistent). Then perform the following set of symmetric rotations:

- Rotate the left side clockwise and the right side anticlockwise ("towards you")
- Rotate the top of the cube clockwise and the bottom of the cube anticlockwise ("to the right")
- Rotate the front of the cube clockwise and the back of the cube anticlockwise ("to the right")
- Finally, rotate the left side clockwise and the right side anticlockwise again.

In standard Rubik's Cube notation, this is

**L R' U D' F B' L R'**

The result is that, instead of nine squares of the same colour, the centre square of each side is surrounded by eight edge squares of a different colour, in a cool-looking kind of 'anti-solution'. It looks like this.

Place prominently on desk and pretend to be a Rubik's Cube guru. Or, do it to other people's solved Rubik's Cubes and watch them be amazed and extremely annoyed at the same time. ("That's cool, but do you know how *long* it took me to solve that? Put it back the way it was NOW...")