The Rubik’s Cube, originally called the Magic Cube, was one of the bestselling toys of all times. With over 100,000,000 cubes being sold from 1980 to 1982 it became an icon of the 80s. It was originally invented in 1974 by Erno Rubik. Erno Rubik was a hungarian architect professor and wanted to create a teaching tool for his classroom. His students loved the design of the cube and he realized the cube could very easily be mass produced. Rubik licensed the Cube to Ideal Toys in 1979.
About The cube
So what is so special about the cube? The Rubiks cube consists of a core and 20 individual pieces that moves around that core, 12 edges and 8 corners. The cube has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different combinations only one of which is, solved. Nevertheless, a scrambled cube is only 20 moves away from being solved. Speedcubers, or people that try to solve the Rubik’s cube as fast as possible have established several methods of solving the cube. One of the most popular ways is CFOP, or Frindrich’s method. It was created by Jessica Frindrich a professor at Binghamton University.