Rubik’s Cube

Oh, Rubik’s Cube. You are a fiendish little puzzle!  I twist and turn and still you’re a jumbled mess. We’ve been at it for three decades now.

Scrambled Rubik's Cube circa 1985I’ve never solved a Rubik’s Cube. I know there are books and videos and friends willing to teach me. Yet, its something I’d prefer to puzzle out on my own. Or not. I’ve long been content to twist the dials at random enjoying the chaos of colours. Think of it as handheld meditation.

Hungarian, architecture professor Ernö Rubik created the first prototype cube in 1974. A year later, he patented the design as the “Magic Cube” and by 1980 it was re-branded  Rubik’s Cube. Shortly after, it became a worldwide sensation. 350 million cubes have been sold. The line has expanded to include 2×2, 4×4, 5×5 and the original 3×3 cubes.

One day, I may seek some help to solve the 3×3 cube. My cube gurus suggest Noah Richardson’s how-to video.

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