Happy Birthday to the Iconic Rubik's Cube

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Did you know...on this date in 1974, Professor Erno Rubik of Budapest, Hungary completed the first functional prototype of a 3D puzzle that would become the bestselling toy in history — the Rubik's Cube?
 
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With a background in sculptural and architectural design, Rubik was fascinated by the complexities of art and spatial relationships. He loved using creative methods to teach design concepts to students, and he looked to the River Danube for inspiration when thinking about the mechanics of 3D motion. The flow of water around pebbles sparked the idea of a twisting cube that stays assembled despite being moved in multiple directions.
 
Using wood, paper clips, rubber bands and colored stickers, Rubik made the first prototype by hand and spent weeks trying to solve the puzzle. Three years later, Politechnika sold the first commercial version as the Magic Cube. At the Nuremberg toy fair in 1979, Tom Kremer saw the toy's potential for mainstream success. He licensed it to Ideal Toy Company in New York, where it was reborn as the iconic Rubik's Cube.
 
The Rubik's cube has 43 quintillion permutations, challenging people around the world to use imagination and logic to crack the six-colored puzzle. This revolutionary toy has sold an estimated 350 million units and inspired movements in art, competitive sports and pop culture.
 
Let this special anniversary remind you to keep thinking outside the box.
 
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Comments (10)

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Even at the height of the craze I never owned one MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900 . It just wasn't for me.

May 19, 2022 11:21 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

I think I am the only person in the world to never have solved this toy. Thank you for the great information in your blog today to share with us here on the Rain.  Make it a great day! bill

May 19, 2022 12:22 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900 at one time I use to be able to solve the Rubik Cube in less than 5 minutes.

May 19, 2022 02:29 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I could never solve it myself, but I sure tried!

May 19, 2022 03:05 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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I bought one for my oldest son. It took him a while but he did solve the Rubick Cube MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900. He was quite proud of himself

May 19, 2022 04:25 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
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Bob, I found the Rubik's Cube frustrating myself-my brother solved it & loved it.

May 19, 2022 06:16 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
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Bill,

You and I both never solved the Rubik's Cube-you are not alone.

May 19, 2022 06:17 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
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George,

I am impressed! My brother and Dad both got good at it, too.

May 19, 2022 06:17 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
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Ramond,

Yes, I tried also, but it just wasn't my thing.

May 19, 2022 06:18 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
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Doug,

You should be proud of your son, it is an accomplishment.

May 19, 2022 06:18 PM