Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

• Interesting facts about Rubik's Cube Erno Rubik and life

Probably there is no man on earth who has not heard of the jigsaw puzzle. I will try to tell you some more interesting information about this "toy for the brain."

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

On the life Erno Rubik

Erno Rubik (Rubik Ernő) was born in Budapest on July 13, 1944, his father was an aircraft builder and his mother a poet. In 1967 he graduated from the Faculty of Engineering Erno Budapest University of Technology and Economics with a degree in engineering and enrolled in graduate school. After graduate school Rubik 4 years and worked as a designer returned to the University for teaching degree "Associate Professor".

In the early 80th Erno Rubik got a job as editor of the magazine "És játék" games and puzzles (translated from Hungarian "... and games"). In 1983 he opened his own studio "Rubik Stúdió", which developed the interior design and puzzles.

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

In 1987, the Rubik became a professor, and three years later, together with the Hungarian Janos Ginstlerom substantiated Technical Academy (Magyar Mérnöki Akadémia), where he was president until 1996. The academy existed Rubik Foundation to support talented inventors.

Today, Erno Rubik is mainly involved in the development of video games, writing articles on architecture and heads the studio's cube.

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

Facts about the puzzle

1. Erno Rubik invented the puzzle-cube in 1974 as a practical guide to geometry, it was patented in 1975, and the first trial batch released in 1977 in Hungary under the name "Magic Cube".

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

2. In 1980, the license for the production of the Rubik's Cube was acquired by Ideal Toy Corporation, which gave the toy to its legendary name.

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

3. Currently called "Rubik's Cube" caught on in most countries, with the exception of the Hungarian, German, Portuguese and Chinese languages, where the toy is the original name of "Magic Cube", and Hebrew, naming conundrum "Hungarian cube".

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

4. American premiere in 1980 puzzle was presented a famous movie star Zsa-Zsa Gabor (pictured)

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

5. 100 million official toys were sold in the first few years.

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

6. According to some reports, the Soviet Union acquired the rights to release a cube for $ 3 million - the incredible sum in those days.

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

7. Spidkubing (speedcubing) - a high-speed assembly of the Rubik's Cube. People collect cube speed, called spidkuberami.

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

8. The first world championship to assemble the Rubik's Cube was held in Budapest in 1982. It was attended by representatives of 19 countries of the world. Championship winner was 16-year-old student from Los Angeles Minh Thai, who needed to build a total of 23 seconds.

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

9. In addition to the traditional championships and competitions in the cube assembly with closed eyes, in the process of juggling, and even legs.

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

10. The 2015 American teenager Colin Burns (Collin Burns) set a world record for assembling the Rubik's Cube speed. He was able to cope with the conundrum of 5, 25 seconds. previous record time set in 2013 year, was 5, 55 seconds.

Burns set a record in the past in the Pennsylvania contest, which was organized by the World Association of dice (World Cube Association, WCA).

WCA representative Tim Reynolds (Tim Reynolds) said that Burns was able to set a record in the classic competition for the assembly of a cube, each side of which is placed on the 9 blocks. Reynolds said that, most likely, Burns will record in the new edition of the Guinness Book of Records.

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

11. In March 15, 2014 Rubik's cube was assembled robot CubeStormer III 3, 253 s.

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

12. The anti-record for assembling the Rubik's Cube belongs to Briton Graham Parker. He bought the puzzle in 1983 and set a goal to collect the dice on their own, without resorting to any aid. It took 26 years.

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

13. At the moment, the right to belong to a Rubik's Cube English company Seven Towns Ltd.

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

14. The number of different states achievable 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube is 43 252 003 274 489 856 000 combinations.

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

15. For more than thirty-year history of the Rubik's Cube has sold over 350 million copies of the puzzle.

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

16. If you put all the sold cubes in a row, it would stretch from the North to the South Pole.

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

17. The gold standard cube, calculated by Erno Rubik and observe until now - is the part of length equal to 57 mm.

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

18. The world's smallest Rubik's Cube is made with a laser programmer from Russia. The length of one side is 1 cm.

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

19. Rubik's Cube - one of the most frequently counterfeited toys in the world.

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life

20. The most expensive in the world Rubik's Cube was released jewelery company "Diamond Cutters International" in honor of the 15th anniversary of the legendary puzzle. Toy made in the actual size of the gold 750-th sample and gems - rubies, emeralds and amethyst. Approximate value of the gold dice - 1, 5 million dollars.

Interesting facts about the Rubik's Cube and Rubik Erno life