Just The Facts : The fastest time for solving a Rubik’s cube

I remember one time it was my birthday and my family was all over at my family's place.  One of my relatives had bought me a Rubik's cube and my cousin started to play with it before I could get to it.  Apparently there's some kind of guide to solving it right out of the box, but you have to do what it says.  Being that my cousin was already monkeying around with it, I had no idea how to solve it.  And I still don't..  Turns out some people can solve it faster than others..