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### Rubik's Cube

 How many combinations are there in the Rubik's Cube? Rubik's Cube Facts

43 quintillion.

 In 1982, the first world record was set for solving the Rubik's Cube. How long did it take Ronald Brinkmann to solve the cube? Rubik's Cube Facts

19 seconds. Since then the record has been reduced to 9 seconds.

 From its invention, up until the end of the 20th century, what was the shortest "worst case" number of moves in a human-understandable algorithm that can solve the Rubik's Cube in from any scrambled position? Rubik's Cube Facts

52. The world record for practical cube solving from random positions is much lower - 22 moves has been achieved at least twice. It has been proven that any position can be solved in 20 moves, but there is no way to write down the needed steps for each position in a way significantly more compact than providing a list for each position.

 How long did it take the inventor of the Rubik's Cube to first solve his puzzle? Rubik's Cube Facts

1 month. Before he did, he wasn't even sure if it was possible to solve his puzzle!

 What is the highest amount of twists needed to solve the Rubik's Cube? Rubik's Cube Facts

20. It has been proven in 2010 that the maximum is 20 and a position requiring at least 20 moves had been known some time before that.

 What year was the Rubik's Cube invented? Rubik's Cube Facts

1974. It was invented by Erno Rubik, a Hungarian Professor of Architecture and Design.

 How many individual pieces is the Rubik's Cube made up of? Rubik's Cube Facts

21. There are 8 corner cubes, and 12 edge cubes along with the cross-shaped inner structure holding the six center faces.

 How many layers are in a Rubik's Cube? Rubik's Cube Facts

3. These 3 layers can also be seen as columns going up and down.

 Which is not a color on an original Rubik's Cube? Rubik's Cube Facts

Purple. The original Rubik's Cube has sides of red, green, yellow, white, orange and blue.

 How many different faces are on a Rubik's Cube? Rubik's Cube Facts

6. Of course there are 6 sides! It is a cube!

 Who launched the Rubik's Cube in America with a Hollywood party on May 5th, 1980? Rubik's Cube

Zsa Zsa Gabor. Appropriately, they had Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor launch the cube in America.

 What did the Rubik's Cube manufacturer consider naming the cube in 1980? Rubik's Cube

The Gordian Knot. In 1980, Ideal Toys was going to call it The Gordian Knot, but someone suggested The Rubik's Cube, and the rest is history.

 How can you tell a real Rubik's Cube from a fake Rubik's Cube? Rubik's Cube

The real Rubik's Cube has the Rubik's name on the sticker of the white center piece. The white center piece sticker is the proof one needs to tell the real from the fake. Believe me, the real Rubik's Cube could be disassembled, as I did it a few times before I figured out how to solve it.

 How many different color combination arrangement are there in a 3x3x3 cube? Rubik's Cube

43,252,003,274,489,856,000. At over 43 quintillion possible combinations, this is more than the total number of estimated seconds since the Big Bang. It is also over 7 billion combinations for each man, woman, and child on Earth!

 In 2003, Minh Thai of the United States set an official world record time for solving the 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube? How fast was that record? Rubik's Cube

22.95 seconds. His record has been beaten a few times since then. One best time for restoring the cube in an official championship was 9.86 seconds by Thibaut Jacquinot (France) at the Spanish Open 2007 in Murcia on 5 May 2007

 Although there have been many different sizes and shapes of the Rubik's Cube, what was the most popular shape? Rubik's Cube

3x3x3 cube. The 3x3x3 cube was the most popular cube, although there have been many variations, such as the 4x4x4 Rubik's Revenge cube and the pyramid, to name a couple.

 In what year was the first Rubik's Cube created? Rubik's Cube

1974. Erno Rubik, a lecturer at the Department of Interior Design at the Academy of Applied Arts and Crafts in Budapest, Hungary, made the first cube in 1974. He was looking for an innovative method to teach his students about 3D objects. When he saw how much the students loved this little cube, Mr. Rubik decided to market his invention to the world.

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