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Rubik’s Cube Turns 40, Celebrating Four Decades of Making Us Feel Stupid

by Shane McGlaun
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As a child of the ’80s, I can remember several holidays where I received a Rubik’s Cube as a gift. I remain convinced to this day that a gift of a Rubik’s Cube is a sign that the giver truly hates you. Few things in life are more frustrating than a Rubik’s Cube. The Rubik’s Cube is 40-years-old this week.

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The perplexing puzzle was invented by a Hungarian architect named Erno Rubik back in 1974. He didn’t intend to create a toy; he wanted a tool to help explain three-dimensional geometry. He found right away that once it was mixed up, it was very hard to get all the sides to be the same color again. It took the inventor a month to solve the puzzle.

Five years later, in 1979, he took the cube to the Nuremberg Toy Fair where it was later licensed and brought to market. As of 2009, the Rubik’s Cube had sold over 350 million units making it the most successful toy ever.

If you’re one of those who has actually mastered the Rubik’s Cube, you could always try one of these.

[via Telegraph]

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