# Impress and amaze your friends!

Rubik' s cube

Solved in .10 moves (or less)

Boo Rubik invented the Cube

mine spring of 1974 in his

hometown oi Budapest.

Hungary, He wanted a working

model to help explain

geometry

and ended up creating the

worlds bestselling toy. He

does several attempts and

solved the cube hr the first

lime that summer It took him

one solve it.

HA! new AM To

cw THE mu:

MEAN: ME

ME ' AN ENGINEER

There are edible

cubes,

Super Mario Brothers

cube and even MPA

playing cubes! _

The biggest Cube in

the world, on display in

Knoxville, Tennessee,

is 3 metres tall and

weighs over

The toy has

inspired political

speeches, fashion,

architecture.

plays, and even an

art movement

known as

People of all ages

play with the toy,

and

Cirrhotics'' are

said to suffer from

Cubist' s thumb"

and

Rubik' s wrist"

More than an million

Rubik' s Cubes have

been sold worldwide.

If allthe cubes were

placed on top of each

other it would be

enough to reach the

North Pole from the

South Pole!

At the height of

the Rubik' s craze

in the ,

it was estimated

The object had

been conceived

at first in order

to develop the

faculties of

visualization of

the pupils in

architecture

The most expensive Rubik' s

Cube ever produced is the

Masterpiece Cube, created by

Diamond Cutters

International in ms. This

actual size,

cube features 22. 5 carats of

amethyst, at carats oi rubies,

and at carats of emeralds, all

set in gold, and has

been valued at approximately

1. 5 million us dollars

Rubik' s inspiration

tor the Cube' s

internal

mechanism came

from pebbles in the

River Danube,

whose edges had

been smoothed

away

The same number

that J. K. Rowling

have sold with the

stories of

Harry Potter

almost 350

million copies

around the world]

that of

the world' s

population had

played the Cube

Wow

that' s the

population

of China!

The World Cube

Association now runs

competitions where

layers have to some the

we openhanded, as well

as having to solve the Cube

using only your feet.

There IS even a

competition where players

have to solve the Cube as

quickly as pssible

Hindi!) ded!

out

new

Thailand

2010

inhale

Saskue was

The current

world record for

a single solve

was set by Erik

at the

2008 Czech Open

with a time of

7. 08 seconds

There are more than

43 quintillion possible

configurations, or

to be exact. But there is only

one solution. Allowing a

second tor each turn, it

would take 1400 trillion

years to go through all the

possible configurations.

By comparison, the universe

is around 13 billion years old

It would have taken

as years for a

solve all

possible

configurations,

however the whole

mess just took a

weeks by using

part of Bangles

computing servers

After thirty years of

people thinking about it,

a famous open problem

about the Rubik' s Cube

has finally been resolved:

Gods number is 20.

in other words. every

Rubik' s Cube, no matter

how mixed up, can be

solved in 20 moves or

less.

Herbert .

Darmstadt, Germany.

been involved with the

cube since at least 1990;

author of Cube Explorer.

the' standard

invented the two phase

algorithm

Tomas ,

Filo Alto. CA,

been pursuing

this problem for

ten years, with

significant effort _

the last five Starte ,

Kent tats. Ohio;

has written some pa ers

and is dun resent: on

the cube. e provided

assistance in some of the

more mathematical things,

including some of the

Set Cover work

John Detroid e,

Mountain View, CA F' i, ,

this is his first involvement wit the cube,

He is the man who volunteered the machines

and shepherded the code through the

Gongs systems

13th

i, tta

14th

15th

16th

17th

IAP

Solved in .10 moves (or less)

Boo Rubik invented the Cube

mine spring of 1974 in his

hometown oi Budapest.

Hungary, He wanted a working

model to help explain

geometry

and ended up creating the

worlds bestselling toy. He

does several attempts and

solved the cube hr the first

lime that summer It took him

one solve it.

HA! new AM To

cw THE mu:

MEAN: ME

ME ' AN ENGINEER

There are edible

cubes,

Super Mario Brothers

cube and even MPA

playing cubes! _

The biggest Cube in

the world, on display in

Knoxville, Tennessee,

is 3 metres tall and

weighs over

The toy has

inspired political

speeches, fashion,

architecture.

plays, and even an

art movement

known as

People of all ages

play with the toy,

and

Cirrhotics'' are

said to suffer from

Cubist' s thumb"

and

Rubik' s wrist"

More than an million

Rubik' s Cubes have

been sold worldwide.

If allthe cubes were

placed on top of each

other it would be

enough to reach the

North Pole from the

South Pole!

At the height of

the Rubik' s craze

in the ,

it was estimated

The object had

been conceived

at first in order

to develop the

faculties of

visualization of

the pupils in

architecture

The most expensive Rubik' s

Cube ever produced is the

Masterpiece Cube, created by

Diamond Cutters

International in ms. This

actual size,

cube features 22. 5 carats of

amethyst, at carats oi rubies,

and at carats of emeralds, all

set in gold, and has

been valued at approximately

1. 5 million us dollars

Rubik' s inspiration

tor the Cube' s

internal

mechanism came

from pebbles in the

River Danube,

whose edges had

been smoothed

away

The same number

that J. K. Rowling

have sold with the

stories of

Harry Potter

almost 350

million copies

around the world]

that of

the world' s

population had

played the Cube

Wow

that' s the

population

of China!

The World Cube

Association now runs

competitions where

layers have to some the

we openhanded, as well

as having to solve the Cube

using only your feet.

There IS even a

competition where players

have to solve the Cube as

quickly as pssible

Hindi!) ded!

out

new

Thailand

2010

inhale

Saskue was

The current

world record for

a single solve

was set by Erik

at the

2008 Czech Open

with a time of

7. 08 seconds

There are more than

43 quintillion possible

configurations, or

to be exact. But there is only

one solution. Allowing a

second tor each turn, it

would take 1400 trillion

years to go through all the

possible configurations.

By comparison, the universe

is around 13 billion years old

It would have taken

as years for a

solve all

possible

configurations,

however the whole

mess just took a

weeks by using

part of Bangles

computing servers

After thirty years of

people thinking about it,

a famous open problem

about the Rubik' s Cube

has finally been resolved:

Gods number is 20.

in other words. every

Rubik' s Cube, no matter

how mixed up, can be

solved in 20 moves or

less.

Herbert .

Darmstadt, Germany.

been involved with the

cube since at least 1990;

author of Cube Explorer.

the' standard

invented the two phase

algorithm

Tomas ,

Filo Alto. CA,

been pursuing

this problem for

ten years, with

significant effort _

the last five Starte ,

Kent tats. Ohio;

has written some pa ers

and is dun resent: on

the cube. e provided

assistance in some of the

more mathematical things,

including some of the

Set Cover work

John Detroid e,

Mountain View, CA F' i, ,

this is his first involvement wit the cube,

He is the man who volunteered the machines

and shepherded the code through the

Gongs systems

13th

i, tta

14th

15th

16th

17th

IAP

...