Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Erno Rubik and his cube
It's the birthday of Erno Rubik the "Hungarian mathematician, educator and inventor of Rubik's Cube (1974), which became a popular toy of the 1980s. Rubik's Cube consists of 26 small cubes that rotate on a central axis; nine coloured cube faces, in three rows of three each, form each side of the cube. When the cube arrangement is randomized, the player must then return it to the original condition of faces with matching colours, which is one among 43 quintillion possible configurations."
Erno Rubik [Wikipedia]
Rubik's Cube is back for a mere $150