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The History of Rubik's Cube in 3min

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Published on Aug 22, 2013

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The world record for solving the classic 3-by-3 standard Rubik's Cube was set in March, 2013, by Mats Valk of the Netherlands in 5.55 seconds. Though granted, that's the human record. The record for the fastest time by a robot is 5.27 seconds.
The Rubik's Cube World Championships held in July, 2013 in Las Vegas was won in 7.36 seconds by Australian Feliks Zemdegs.

The original Rubik's Cube was invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and architecture instructor Erno Rubik. After trying and failing to make the squares move with elastic bands, Rubik designed 26 individual small cubes that held themselves together by their shapes to form one 3-by-3-by-3 cube, which consequently has over 43 quintillion possible permutations. That's 43 with eighteen zeros: 43,000,000,000,000,000,000 or, 43252003274489856000 to be exact.
 
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