Rubick Turns 30

20 Feb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The iconic Rubicks cube was actually invented in 1974 by Emo Rubick a Hungarian professor and sculptor.  Rubick used it as a teaching aide to assist students understand design in 3D objects.  It was not until Ideal Toys licensed it in 1980 did it become a worldwide hit.   The cube is considered the best selling puzzle and toy with over 350 million sold.

The cube has a cult following even in the digital age as there are over 40,000 You Tube videos featuring the over 1 billion cube permutations.  Solving the puzzle was once the pinnacle of geekdom.   It has widely used in movies to establish a 80’s time period and a characters intelligence.    It’s best most recent use was  in the movie WALL-E

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