Rubik's Cube

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A Rubik's Cube not yet solved

Rubik's Cube is a puzzle cube, and the world's biggest selling toy of all time with over 300,000,000 (300 million) sold since its invention.

Structure[change | change source]

A Rubik's cube is a cube split into a number of smaller cubes with different colored faces attached to a rotating piece of metal in the middle.The rubiks cube have six sides with 9 little cubes attached to it and each side has one color: red,yellow,blue,orange,white and green is the most common color. The cubes can be rotated and twisted along rows and faces. The aim of the puzzle is to make each face of the cube have the same color. Solving a Rubik's Cube requires logic and thinking. When he was 10 he figured it out all by himself. There are many different ways to learn how to solve a rubik's cube. Memorizing the moves and patterns, as one memorizes dance moves in choreography is one alternative.

Methods[change | change source]

There are many methods that people use to solve a Rubik's cube. Today the most common is called CFOP, also called Fridrich Method, named after the popularizer Jessica Fridrich. Other methods include Petrus, ZZ, Roux, and others. The world record for the fastest time to solve a Rubik's Cube is currently held by Mats Valk with the time of 5.55 seconds.

The Rubik's cube was invented by Hungarian sculptor and architect Ernő Rubik in 1974. In 1975 a Hungarian toy-maker started to make it in large numbers, and in 1977 the first Magic Cube was sold in Hungary. That same year it was sold to Ideal toy Corporation who renamed it Rubik’s Cube.

Records[change | change source]

The record for solving a Rubik's cube once is 5.55 seconds by Mats Valk of the Netherlands, at the Zonhoven open 2013 competition.[1] The world record for the average time of five solves, in 6.54 seconds, was set by Feliks Zemdegs at the Melbourne Cube Day 2013 competition.[2]

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