I spent hours with this damn thing. In fact, I still have my original Rubik Cube hidden away somewhere, still incomplete. I hated it, but it was just one of those things that I couldn’t let beat me. Unfortunately it did.
I can’t see why it was so difficult though. It was very easy to complete, you just peeled off all the coloured stickers and then stuck them back on in the right place to complete the puzzle. That’s a long-standing joke about the cube, the only unfortunate thing is that my original cube didn’t cheap little stickers on it. The colour was actually on the plastic itself.
Although the cube was invented by Erno Rubik in 1974, it wasn’t until late 1977 that it first appeared on the shelves of Budapest toyshops.
Apart from a small seepage across the Hungarian borders, the Cube made its international debut at the Toy Fairs of London, Paris, Nurnberg and New York in January/February, 1980.
If you don’t own one, and are desperate to become frustrated, then check out the real-life, living, breathing, hissing cube at the bottom of this page. Spend hours trying to complete it, but this time with a twist – this time it’s gonna cost you a lot of money in phone bills if you’re a dial-up user.
Click and drag a side to rotate the cube.
click on an edge to rotate the side.
Press alt+s to scramble the cube.
Press alt+r to reset the cube.