Rubik’s Cube 40th anniversary
Some take it as challenge, some get frustrated in the first attempt, but Hungarian inventor and architect Erno Rubik dared to care. In my childhood days, I always wondered how this thing works, it had colors and people used to rotate up-down-left-right. This cube was a proud possession for adults of the time, my brother used to show-off like he had the coolest gadget of all.
In the honor of Erno Rubik, the 40th anniversary of Rubik’s cube was celebrated at Liberty Science Centre in Jersey City, US which was a special toy exhibition too. It displayed the world’s most expensive Rubik’s Cube ever made, a 18 karat gold cube set with 1,360 jewels, including white diamonds, green emeralds, red rubies, blue and yellow sapphires and purple amethysts, estimated to be worth £1.5 million. Titled Beyond Rubik’s Cube the exhibition explored the modest beginnings of the cube, showing its first prototypes made out of wood and rubber bands. Rubik’s cube also gives the sense of idea that Math and Science embedded with art.
“You can call it a toy. It’s a puzzle [but] at the same time it has inspired people in so many areas,”
- Paul Hoffman, CEO, Liberty Science Centre
Yesterday, when I using the search engine Google, I saw the Rubik’s cube doodle and mouse hover said 40th anniversary of Rubik’s cube. And then I wanted to know more about the exhibition and past-present-future of this exciting cube. Google’s doodle is always remarkable because it lets you connect and involve with the events it presents as doodle. Google too celebrated the anniversary of Rubik’s cube with doodle.
The Hungarian inventor and architect Rubik says he is pleased to see young generations enjoying the cube and sees the cube as the eldest child. Rubik’s cube world record holders are speed cubing and breaking records time and again.
“If you’re able to do something [that] at first sight seems unsolvable or very difficult for you especially, and if you succeed, that is very emotional,”
- Mr. Rubik.