My favorite games and dolls are all celebrating 30 years of fun. I don't want to grow up along with them. I told you about Strawberry Shortcake and Pac-man turning 30, well add Rubik's Cube to the 30 club. In case you're clueless as to what the heck a Rubik's Cube is, Rubiks.com describes the puzzle as, "... a 3x3x3 plastic cube with different colored squares revolving around a central axis to produce around 43 quintillion different combinations with only one solution!"
Due to my suddenly busy schedule, I begged my husband to write a retro post. He declined. What did I expect from someone who has read about three of my blog posts? Instead he quickly told me about a time when he gave up trying to solve the Rubik's Cube and simply removed the stickers and reapplied them giving the impression that he had completely solved the puzzle.
Five Fun Facts About Rubik's Cube
- The Rubik's Cube was developed by a Hungarian university lecturer, designer and engineer named Erno Rubik.
- More than 350 million Rubik's Cubes have been sold since 1980 -- one million were sold between 1980-1981.
- Rubik's hosts World Championships that gather hundreds of entries from all over the world who try to solve the puzzle between 10 and 30 seconds, BLINDFOLDED!
- The current World Record Holder for solving The Cube is Dutch teenager Erik Akkersdijk. In July of 2008, he solved the cube in 7.08 seconds.
- Rubik's offers a variety of other puzzles such as the challenging 4x4 and 5x5 version and even have their own YouTube channel.