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The History of the Rubik's Cube

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Brennan Bates

on 20 February 2013

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Erno Rubik He was the creator of the Rubik's Cube
Born in Budapest During WWII
He studied architecture and sculpture in college
Taught interior-design in college
His Mother was a poet and his father was an air-craft engineer. The Invention Rubik was interested in a design of the Cube
Obstacle: had trouble moving the blocks independently
Failed elastic band idea
Working idea: Blocks held together by structural shape Simple Toy Become a Puzzle Random moves creates a puzzle
Inventor believed he could not solve it in a lifetime
Developed a way to solve it within a month Patented Patents design in 1975 in Hungary
Patent approved in 1977
Rubik’s cube begins to be produced in 1977 (Hungarian exclusive) Becomes Famous Rubik’s Cube goes Worldwide in 1979
By 1982 over 100 million were sold
Most are still unsolved today Solution There are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possible combinations on a 3*3 Rubik’s Cube
In the early 1980’s several dozen books were published to solve a Rubik’s Cube
The First Rubik’s Cube Solving Championships were held in 1982 in Budapest. Rubik's World Records The current World record holder is Feliks Zemdegs from Australia (5.66 seconds)
The most expensive Cube is estimated at 1.5 million and is made from 22.5 karats of amethyst, 34 karats of Rubies, and 34 Karats of Emeralds all in a 18 karat gold frame.
The Rubik’s Cube is the currents most bought toy in the World. Works Cited Bellis, Mary. "Rubik and the Cube - Rubik's Cube." About.com Inventors. Jan. 2013. About.com. 13 Feb. 2013 <http://inventors.about.com/od/rstartinventions/a/Rubik_Cube.htm>.
Eighty, Eighty-nine. "Rubik's Cube (Rubix cube, Rubick's cube) - history, solution and where to buy one." Rubik's Cube (Rubix cube, Rubick's cube) - history, solution and where to buy one. 18 Feb. 2013 <http://www.eightyeightynine.com/games/rubiks-cube.html>.
Fridrich, Jessica. "Rubik's Cube World Records." Rubik's Cube World Records. Amazon.com. 13 Feb. 2013 <http://www.recordholders.org/en/list/rubik.html>.
Rosenberg, Jennifer. "History of the Rubik's Cube." About.com 20th Century History. About.com. 13 Feb. 2013 <http://history1900s.about.com/od/1980s/a/rubikscube.htm>.
"Rubik Cube." Wikipedia. 02 Oct. 2013. Wikimedia Foundation. 13 Feb. 2013 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubik_Cube>. The History of The Rubik's Cube By:
Brennan Bates and Megan Bates
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