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    Not sure if anyone will get this but he is 'into' his rubiks cubes at the moment - he can solve a traditional cube (3x3) in 80 seconds he can also solve a 2x2 a 4x4 and a 5x5 - now until recently the rule was you could go no higher that that due to basic laws of physics but a Greek chap has invented a whole new technology and last september the first ever 6x6 and 7x7 were released - Thomas had some money for xmas so he bought them ( !!!)

    they came today and are obviously bonkers complex - I think on te 7x7 cube it said there are 1.95 x 10 190(should be superscript) combinations.

    it took him 10 minutes to do it.


    I am running out of ways to stimulate his brain

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    oh my, how wonderful......where on earth do you go from here.




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    wow!!! i struggle to do one side of the rubiks cube!















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    I'm not sure, he is only 8 - maybe they could use him at Cern

    I expect he knows whether schrodingers cat is dead or not

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    did you see that programme last night about genius children




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    we used to watch them all but then we decided we just wanted him happy for now, and for now he is - but he will get sooooooo bored

    He has now learned Pi to 430 decimal places - I've tried to tell him that is more than he is ever likely to practicaly need

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    oh my goodness, I mean it's wonderful and I just know you're bursting with pride, but how scary is it Chris to have a child that is so incredibly intelligent.




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    Jesus! He is super-clever. Tell him I'll give him a tenner to do my A-level coursework for me LOL
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    It scares the bejibbers out of me, it is a fantastic gift but it comes at a price as far as behaviour is concerned and his needs are just as 'special' as if his IQ was below average - unfortunately there is no provision at that end as far as the school is concerned so they just sit him by himself doing quadratic equations etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 100975
    It scares the bejibbers out of me, it is a fantastic gift but it comes at a price as far as behaviour is concerned and his needs are just as 'special' as if his IQ was below average - unfortunately there is no provision at that end as far as the school is concerned so they just sit him by himself doing quadratic equations etc
    Sounds familiar. School was a boring holding pen, for the most part.

    And I'm no where near as intelligent as he is!

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