*Interestingly, the Rubik Cube* was invented in 1974 (and patented in 1975) by the Hungarian sculptor and architecture teacher Ernö Rubik. This puzzle made the inventor a millionaire.

### Interesting Rubik's Cube Facts:

- Rubik's Cube is the leader in toy sales with 350 million Rubik's Cubes sold.
- Many people call the rubik's cube puzzle. This is a misnomer. Speak Rubik's Cube correctly.
- The following
**interesting fact**is mathematically proven: the number of all reachable different states of the Rubik's cube is 43 252 003 274 489 856 000. - Rubik's Cube was voted Toy of the Year in 1980 and 1981.
- The algorithm that solves the Rubik's cube in the minimum number of moves is called the "God algorithm". With the help of large-scale calculations on a computer, mathematician Thomas Rokicki proved that 22 moves are sufficient to solve the Rubik's cube.
**Interestingly**that Oscar Van Deventer created the largest Rubik's cube 17x17x17, in contrast to the standard 3x3x3.- Any combination of Rubik's Cube can be solved in 20 or fewer moves.
- A 16-year-old Los Angeles high school student won the first World Cup in Budapest in 1982, solving the cube in 22.95 seconds. Experts can solve the puzzle in 24-28 moves.
*Interesting fact*,*Rubik's cube*was solved by Anssi Vanhala from Finland in 36, 72 seconds, and he did it with his feet.- People who are fond of fast Rubik's cube are called speedcubers.
- The current speedcubing record is held by
*Mats Valk*from the Netherlands. He solved the puzzle in**5.55 seconds**. **The largest Rubik's cube**measuring 3 meters and weighing 500 kg is located in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.**The smallest Rubik's cube**with a 10 mm edge was made by the Russian programmer*Evgeny Grigoriev*.**The most expensive cube**was the "Masterpiece Cube" created by*Diamond Cutters International*in 1995. The cube was made from 22.5 carats of amethyst, 34 carats of rubies, 34 carats of emeralds and 18 carat gold, and was valued at 1.5 million dollars.