ERNO RUBIK – Creator of the Rubik’s Cube

Invented in 1974, the Rubik’s Cube is a 3D mechanical puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture – Erno Rubik (still alive today and living in Hungary). Originally called the “Magic Cube”, the puzzle was licensed by Rubik to be sold in 1980, and as of January 2009 over 350 million cubes had been sold worldwide. It is widely considered to be the world’s best-selling toy.

The world record for solving the cube is 5.66 seconds, the world record for solving it blindfolded (memorising it first) is 28.80 seconds, the world record for solving it with just one hand is 9.53 seconds – and in 2008 the Hungarian Milán Baticz solved 4786 cubes in a 24-hour period.  See more records here and full information on the cube here.

To buy your own cube, visit Amazon UK here – and to learn to solve the cube, watch part one of a tutorial video here.

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