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Everyone falls into one of two categories:

  • You can solve the Rubik’s Cube
  • You CAN’T solve the Rubik’s Cube 

The Rubik’s Cube can be twisted and turned in: 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different ways.

That's 43 quintillion, 252 quadrillion, 3 trillion, 274 billion, 489 million, 856 thousand

And the best part is ….all but ONE of those ways is WRONG.

It’s been 40 years since the Rubik’s Cube was invented.

To date, more than 350 million have been sold.

According to statisticians, one in 7 people alive have played with the Cube.

It’s widely regarded as the ‘most popular and best selling puzzle toy in the world.’

If you don’t remember it, or never played it, you might have gotten addicted earlier this week to Google’s interactive ‘Doodle’ on their search page which was a Rubik’s Cube you could try to solve.

In 1980 and 1981 it was 'the' toy to have....But by 1982 the fad was over and the Hula Hoop took over.

But in the last few years, the Rubik’s Cube has undergone a resurgence, and new generations are being exposed to it's fun...and frustration! did it all start?

Well, it all started with a Hungarian guy named Erno Rubik.

Listen to Bill's segment on the Rubik's Cube.

Check out the Rubik's Cube Official Website

Check out the Liberty Science Center's exhibit 'Beyond Rubik's Cube'