How the Inventor of the Rubik’s Cube Cracked His Own Code

How the Inventor of the Rubik’s Cube Cracked His Own Code


(uptempo music) – [Narrator] There are 43
quintillion possible combinations. Now imagine you have no websites, no books and no one to show you how to solve it, because you invented it. But you didn’t invent the Rubik’s Cube. (enchanting music) This guy did. It was 1974. Thirty-year-old Erno Rubik was just beginning his career in academia. Once the physical cube was put together, Erno began hunting for its secrets. Erno racked his brain for a strategy, twisting and turning the cube in his hands and his head to unlock his creation. And after a month, he cracked the code. (turning cube) But the story doesn’t end there. In 1980, Erno would finally bring his cube to the world. And from there, it took off, becoming one of the best selling toys of all time. And after almost 40 years, Rubik’s Cube has seen a comeback, with hundreds of competitions every year across the world. For Erno, the cube that bears his name is more than just a toy: it’s a reminder to never give up.

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  1. How my brother does it: breaks the Rubik’s cube and puts it back in order
    Me: I tried to follow my brother but I breaked the cube and my brother is mad at me

  2. When you watch the advert of the original Rubik’s cube from 1980 why do the cubes turn pretty well but when you buy a rubiks brand cube they are trash

  3. I was thinking on how to explain the letter ő in Ernő, but I didnt find it completely, its maybe the best like its the ea in earn or earth but you say it for a longer time, otherwise its ö
    Its great that hungary gets noticed for a bit

  4. His Hungarian name is: Rubik Ernő! And please just say Rubik and don't write down Erno. (Like aki magyar :D)

  5. To be exact it's 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 times easier than what people think heck you don't even need a tutorial just have to mess around with it and you can make your own algorithms and commutators

  6. I'm glad that I live in Hungary.
    I knew there's always something amazing in this country.
    Then after I know Rubik Ernő, I'm happy that the rubic cube was invented by a hungarian.

  7. 1:29
    Video: shows a state where the cube is easily solved with a U'
    Also video: proceeds to turn the upper layer the other way

  8. I took 25 years(1994-2019) to crack this. I was a primary school kid when I started it. Now I am a Sr. software engineer. 😀😀

  9. It took me 33 fvcking hours by following some known algo:
    R U R' U'= Right alg
    L' U' L U=Left alg
    U' (L) (>) (R)
    U (R) (<) (L)
    F (R) F'
    U R U' L' U R' U' L
    (R)

  10. Um excuse me, but I clicked because I wanted to know HOW he solved it, like the methods, the thoughts behind the puzzle. I didn't click for the cause and effects of the cube. >:(

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