This fun little toy was created way back in the early 1070s by a Hungarian sculpter. It was originally named the “Magic Cube” and was licensed by Rubik to be sold through Ideal Toy Corporation in 1980. That year, it was named as the Best Puzzle of the year. As of January, 2009, more than 350 million of these babies had sold around the world. This makes it the top-selling puzzle game of all time. The Rubik’s Cube is considered by many to be the top-selling TOY of all time, too.
In the original design, there are six faces. Each of those are covered by nine stickers comprised of six colors – white, red, blue, orange, green and yellow. A pivoting mechanism thingie made each face able to turn independently. This would mix up the colors in various ways. In order to solve the puzzle, each face must be a solid color – all the same, people! The original Cube celebrated its 30th anniversary this year.
Like many humans, I can spin the Rubik’s Cube in various directions all day long. After hours of studying the masters on YouTube, I finally figured out how to record myself solving the Rubik’s Cube:
- Walk into the store and buy a new Rubik’s Cube.
- Bring ‘er home and set up a video camera.
- Mess ‘er up again while recording.
- Bring the video into an editor and reverse playback.
Yeah, it’s pretty obvious I suck at this. Still doesn’t take away from me accidentally solving the Pyraminx back in the day (that really DID happen).
Have you ever been able to solve a Rubik’s Cube or other puzzle?
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