How much do you know about the Rubik’s cube?

Believe everyone has played Rubik’s cube when they were children, but how much do you know about the Rubik’s cube?
The Rubik’s Cube is a 3-D combination puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik. Originally called the Magic Cube, Rubik’s Cube won the 1980 German Game of the Year special award for Best Puzzle. As of January 2009, 350 million cubes had been sold worldwide, making it the world’s bestselling puzzle gameand bestselling toy.

  1. Record

Speedcubing (or speedsolving) is the practice of trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube in the shortest time possible.
A speedcubing championship organised by the Guinness Book of World Records was held in Munich on 13 March 1981.the winners were Ronald Brinkmann and Jury Fröschl with times of 38.0 seconds.
The first world championship was the 1982 World Rubik’s Cube Championship held in Budapest on 5 June 1982, which was won by Minh Thai, a Vietnamese student from Los Angeles, with a time of 22.95 seconds.

  1. Variations

There are different variations of Rubik’s Cubes with up to thirty-three layers: the 2×2×2 (Pocket/Mini Cube), the standard 3×3×3 cube, the 4×4×4 (Rubik’s Revenge/Master Cube), and the 5×5×5 (Professor’s Cube) being the most well known. As of 1981, the official Rubik’s Brand has licensed twisty puzzle cubes only up to the 5×5×5. The 17×17×17 “Over The Top” cube (available late 2011) was until December 2017 the largest (and most expensive, costing more than two thousand dollars) commercially sold cube.

  1. Chrome Cube Lab

Google has released the Chrome Cube Lab in association withErnő Rubik. The site has various interactive objects based on Rubik’s Cube. Customised versions of Rubik’s Cube can be created and uploaded. Peoples can play Rubik’s Cubes on-line.

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