Posts Tagged ‘rubik’s cube’

Cube

September 8, 2021

The Rubik’s Cube may be the best-selling toy of all time. From an interview with Ernő Rubik by Hope Reese for Undark Magazine.

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Rubik’s Cube: 40 Years Old

May 7, 2014

Runik's Cube: 40 Years Old

Hungarian professor Ernő Rubik invented his puzzling cube in 1974, 40 years ago350 million of them have been sold, and each can be scrambled 43 quintillion ways. The adept can solve the puzzle in 20 moves.

More:

“Rubik’s Cube Turns 40: A Conversation With Its Inventor,”Paolo Mastrolilli, Worldcrunch

“Twist and shout: Rubik’s Cube continues to puzzle 40 years later,” Justin Scuiletti, PBS News Hour

“A Cube With a Twist: At 40, It Puzzles Anew,” James Barron, New York Times

“Rubik’s Cube Proves It’s Hip to Be Square,” Jackie Bischoff, Wall Street Journal

 “Quintillions of permutations: The Rubik’s Cube at 40,” Christian Donlan, Eurogamer

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Top image (“Portrait of Johannes Neudörfer, His Son, and Their Rubik’s Cube, after Nicolas Neufchâtel”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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Contest With a Twist

July 30, 2013

Contest With a Twist

“After three days of competition in the 2013 Rubik’s Cube World Championships at the Riviera, Feliks Zemdegs of Australia was crowned the new champion on Sunday ….

There were 15 events and 575 competitors from 37 countries from Friday through Sunday, and Zemdegs, in an orange hoodie, was victorious, completing his 3×3 Rubik’s cube in 8.18 seconds.”

— “Aussie wins 2013 Rubik’s Cube World Championships at Riviera,”  Don Chareunsy, Las Vegas Sun

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World-Class Competition

August 13, 2012

Portrait of Johannes Neudörfer, His Son, and Their Rubik's Cube, after Nicolas Neufchâtel

What with all the hype about those badminton, horse-dancing, and bikini-ball contests in London, you might have missed last week’s really big sports event, the Rubik’s Cube U.S. Nationals in Las Vegas:

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Rapid Rubik’s

November 19, 2010

Rapid Rubik's

Australian teen Feliks Zemdegs just solved the Rubik’s Cube puzzle in 6.77 seconds, a new world’s record. The fleet-fingered 15 year old bested the old record, a pokey 7.08 seconds.

Okay, sports fans. Let’s go to the video:

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