Throwback Thursday: Remembering The Rubik's Cube

WNN celebrates the cultural phenomenon as it turns 40 years old.
3:00 | 05/15/14

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Time now for a -- Thursday after. We are celebrating a big moral. One of America's most popular choice it was forty years ago this week that the critics it was created by young architecture professor in Budapest named Argo Group five years later the ideal toy company discovered -- license that they unleashed on the world -- commercials like this one. The -- -- took America by storm becoming -- -- that everyone had to drop. Excuse. Down. Excuse -- three. And combinations of just one solution from ideal -- embarrassed say that I remember that former. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And since -- generations of young Brady act have not only tackle the secret of the human body fat and broken the world speed -- for -- This sky eighteen year old -- -- and the Netherlands holds the current world speed record for solving the puzzle. I just five and a half seconds after all who can move their hands at best -- forget about the grange park. We're crazy but who can even move their fingers at past. I thought I -- especially oil Q and Mack stadium right by it especially oil fingers are prepared remarks Q why -- since its international launch in 1980 estimated 350 million Rupert schemes have been sold one of them right now Diana is -- Much that can do it I'll -- a few points you keep going you can do it. Approximately one and seven people alive on the planet have played with a -- skewed. The -- was originally called the magic Cuba the ideal toy company changed its name because of all the work magic for marketing purposes suggested undertones of which -- accurately. Well here take a look at. -- man. Who don't live act around one guy and they had a great start they are coming out of OK well there are 43 -- -- combinations in a standard. The rosy -- in other words. If you -- -- issue. Once every second to go through every possible remediation it would take 14100. -- -- -- years that's not right that by the way -- 3111000. Times the entire eight other are. I don't want stock. Not that that's pretty bad but actually -- -- -- at first some people are they can't help shall of their move. -- solving skills like this guy solving an underwater. -- I was combining brains -- -- solving a one handed. -- excuse guided Smart and how much you don't want handed pushups and one hand on the -- -- -- easily. I could do. He wanted to push -- and -- can do one side of the Q. I can't do what he's going -- And then of course there is this guy Tyson Mao watch this be sure that we memorized as the position of the colors first. And then solve the cube blindfolded but he's cal tech after physicist by the went through looks -- it -- He moved here when -- yeah -- following list. Pattern in this exercise clause that crazy you know what I probably have as much chance of getting it right about this sort of clothes -- her eyes and he dad wall actually as anybody else Kyra just opened my eyes it's probably just back Virginia nightclub -- say anything about the much. Well enough alone. Now there are more like 46 -- saying -- -- -- and then take a look ate ice age Hughes as it does and -- I think you. Yeah I mean this is child's play I usually go with the way you like selling that well yeah secret fifteen my -- -- been -- and you do you know I. -- I I think I think you know idea what to do this for a few hours.

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