The Rubik’s Cube: A Challenging Puzzle
By Sean Oh
For many people, the Rubik’s Cube, cannot be solved. Only masters, they say, can solve this challenge. However, many people can solve this big challenge today. Lots can solve this in less than 5 minutes. The Rubik’s Cube is a popular puzzle today, as people scratch their heads for this brain teaser.
41 years ago, Erno Rubik, from Budapest, Hungary, made a cube that people thought it was impossible for it to happen. It twisted and turned without breaking. It was also a cube that was a puzzle, too. It took Rubik one whole month for him to solve the cube from the scrambled way. It was manufactured, patented by the Rubik’s Company, sent off worldwide, and today 1 out of 7 people alive today have played with a Rubik’s Cube.
Today, there are a bunch of cubes out there to solve today. The 3 by 3 cube, the original cube that Erno Rubik made, is one of the most solved cubes solved today. The 2 by 2, nicknamed the Pocket Cube, is an easier challenge than the 3 by 3. The 4 by 4, nicknamed the Rubik’s Revenge, is a harder cube to solve than just a plain 3 by 3. The final official cube is the 5 by 5, which is also called the Professor’s Cube, which is very hard to solve.
The sport that the Rubik’s Cube left off with is speed cubing. People race to solve a Rubik’s Cube in the fastest time. The world record is about 5 seconds by Feliks Zemdegs, who won a World Championship on cubing on an average 8.18 seconds. Lots of people like the competition.
Today, the cube is a well-known puzzle that everyone likes and can solve. As the frustration grows for people as they cannot solve the cube, most people have solved the cube more than once. As the toys grow, soon we may see faster times in Rubik’s Cubes.