Last holidays I learnt how to solve a rubics cube. It is not as hard to learn as you may think, you need to have plenty of practice time though. And you need to employ a chief messeruperer (or get a wife who is willing to do it :P)  This is the main site that helped me learn.

www.ryanheise.com/cube/beginner.html

For the real die hard fans (who have plenty of money to splash around) there is a coffee table rubics cube. If only it was a real one. Now that would be cool. Has anyone ever seen a novelty sized rubics cube? Let me know if you have.