Who Invented the Rubik’s Cube, How Did it Get its Name, and How Did the Rubik’s Cube Originate?

In 1980, Rubik’s Cube became a worldwide craze.

another way to solve a Rubik's Cube

Its Hungarian inventor, Professor Erno Rubick, had created the cube as a math aid for his students.

After realizing the cube’s potential as a toy, he sold two million in Hungary alone before introducing it to the West, making him the Communist world’s first self-made millionaire.

The Rubik’s Cube has over forty-three quintillion configurations, or 43,252,003,274,489,856,000.

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Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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