10 Fatos curiosos sobre o Cubo Mágico

10 Fun Facts About the Rubik’s Cube

1. The Rubik's Cube was created by Hungarian Erno Rubik in 1974, the creator of the Rubik's Cube took a month to solve it. The first Rubik’s Cubes produced were produced in Hungary in 1977.

2. The Rubik's cube has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different combinations.
Rubik's cube

3. In 1982, one out of every three American homes had a Rubik’s Cube. Have reached a total of 900 million units sold, some of them as imitations.

4. Any Rubik’s Cube can be solved in 26 moves with the help of a computer. 
CubePrime is the first version of a robot that is able to solve the famous Rubik's Cube in less than 1 second! He uses a Webcam to make reading the hub and special software to unravel the mystery very fast! Developed SENAI in Campinas in Brazil by students of mechatronics.

5. The record for the most number of people to solve the puzzle of colorful cube, while 96 belong to residents of Santa Ana, California, USA.

6. The 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube is the most popular size of all the cubes sizes. but the magic cube has various versions, of which the most common version 3x3x3, which comprises 54 faces and six different colors, with the edges of approximately 5.5 cm. There are still other versions, lesser known, which are 2x2x2, 4x4x4 and 5x5x5, etc..

7. When people were in the process of naming the cube, many people wanted to name it the “Gordian Knot”.

8. Erno Rubik originally called the cube the “Magic Cube”.

Rubiks Cube Museum. According to the plans the construction of the Rubiks Cube shaped museum will begin on the 40th anniversary of the invention in 2014, which is also the 70th birthday of the inventor, Rubik Erno. The museum might open for the public in 2017 next to the Rákóczi Danube bridge in Budapest.

9. The cube won the German “Game of the Year” in 1980.

10. In January 2011, the Australian Feliks Zemdegs broke the world record for fastest time to solve the Rubik's Cube in just 5.66 seconds.


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