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The Evolution of the Rubik's Cube
Transcript of The Evolution of the Rubik's Cube
-Its purpose was solving the structural problem of moving the parts independently without breaking it.
-It consists of 26 miniature cubes, each of them include a hidden extension that interlocks with the other cubes.
-Made in Hungary.
-It was built to help students understand the mechanisms of a 3D object. The First Rubik's Cube Originally called the "Magic Cube", the puzzle was licensed by Rubik to be sold by Ideal Toy Corporation. In 1980 it won the German Game of the Year special award for Best Puzzle that year. Evolutions Magic Cube 1975 Rubik patents the “Magic Cube” to a Hungarian toy-manufacturer. Then begins the task of mass production. Magic Cube 1977 The first “Magic Cube” is sold in a Budapest toyshop. Rubik’s Cube 1980 The Ideal Toy Corporation begins exporting the cube from Hungary. The “Magic Cube” is renamed the “Rubik’s Cube”. Evolutions (continued) Rubik’s Cube 1990 Ernő Rubik becomes President of the Hungarian Engineering Academy. He later establishes the International Rubik Foundation to support talented young designers. Rubik’s Cube 1995 Diamond Cutters International creates the “Masterpiece Cube” for Rubik’s 15th birthday – a fully-functional, 185 carat Cube made of solid gold and encrusted with colored jewels. Rubik’s Cube 2005 The cube celebrates its 25th anniversary on July 26th. A special, limited edition Rubik’s Cube is produced to mark the occasion. Infinite. How many possible solutions are there? There are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 (43 quintillion, 252 quadrillion, 3 trillion, 274 billion, 489 million, 856 thousand) possible solutions for the cube, but there is only one correct way to complete it. http://www.rubiks.com/solving-center/3x3_guide/ Fun Facts It took Erno Rubik 1 month to solve the cube. Before he did, he wasnt even sure it could be solved. The world record time for solving the cube is 9.86 seconds. Set by Thibaut Jacquinot on May 5th 2007. In the process of naming it, many people wanted to call it the “Gordian Knot”.