The 'Rubik's cube', the best-selling toy of all time

The 'Rubik's cube', the best-selling toy of all time

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Technically, his name is "three dimensional mechanical puzzle”, But everyone knows him as'Rubik's Cube'. It is nothing less than of the best-selling toy of all time, with more than 350 million units.

The Rubik's Cube It was invented in 1974 by the Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik, who he January 30, 1975 applied for patent by a device initially called a magic cube ('Buvuos Kocka' in Hungarian).

The first products went on sale at the end of 1978 in toy stores in Budapest. The magic cube was joined by means of plastic pieces assembled together that prevented the pieces from separating.

In September 1979 an agreement was signed with the company Ideal to sell it, and made its international debut in London, Paris, Nürnberg and New York toy fairs in January and February 1980, rapidly transforming into a world phenomenon.

A standard Rubik's cube measures 5.7 centimeters on each side. The puzzle consists of 26 pieces or small cubes, each includes a hidden internal extension that interlocks with the other cubes, while allowing them to move to different positions.

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