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Amazing Facts You Probably Don’t Know Yet About Rubik’s Cube

Listed are some facts about the addictive game Rubik’s Cube

Rubik’s cube is a game of twisting and turning of cubes that would  require you to use your logical thoughts and thinking as to how you could possibly solve it.



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Listed below are the facts from Buzzfeed that you may not know yet about the game.

  1. Rubik’s cube might be older than you as it was now more than 40 years old.
  2. It was not called at first as Rubik’s Cube, it is known on 1975 as Magic Cube the time it has its first sell in a Budapest toy shop and it was just renamed to its name now on 1980.
  3. There are 26 ‘cubes’ or ‘cubelets’ that made up the entire cubes.
  4. Rubik wanted  to create an object that would explain three-dimensional geometry and it also took him over a month to solve and work out the solution of his puzzle.
  5. During the 1980 and 1981, it won the title as the Toy of the Year.
  6. It has 6 sides with different colors, 21 pieces and 54 outer surfaces making it to have 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possible configurations.
  7. Amazingly, those speed cubers could solve the puzzle in under 6 seconds and the current world record holder is  from the Netherlands, Mats Valk, who was able to solve it in just 5.55 seconds.
  8. There were 1.5 million copies that was sold of You Can Do The Cube written by Patrick Bossert.
  9. Every legal twisting of the game can be solved more or less 20 moves.
  10. The largest Rubik’s Cube was found at Knoxville, Tennessee which is three meters tall and weighs over 500 kilograms.
  11. And the smallest cube was 10 mm wide made by Russian Evgeniy Grigoriev which functions just like that of a normal  cube.
  12. The most expensive Rubik’s cube was created by the Diamond Cutters International in 1995, the Masterpiece Cube. It has 22.5 carats of amethyst, 34 carats of rubies and 34 carats of emeralds, all set in 18-carat gold, and costs $1.5 million.
  13. People who are obsess with the game is called the “Cubaholics”.
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