Rubik’s Cube turns 40

Posted in Toys by Tam Yue on May 19th, 2014

Rubiks CubeHappy Birthday to one of the most frustrating puzzles ever invented. Most people can’t even solve the thing without cheating via the solution book or, now a days, YouTube.

The Rubiks Cube was designed by Erno Rubik and was originally meant to be a learning tool to help explain 3 dimensional geometry. When he turned all the pieces, it ended up taking him a month solve it. It was in 1979 that he took the cube to a toy fair in Nuremberg, Germany when it was bought and licensed.

In celebration of the big event, the Google Doodle is a Rubik’s cube. If you thought the original hand held one was hard to solve, try their version.

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