Head of School - Anouska Gardner
Head of School - Anouska Gardner

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Solving the puzzle of the Rubik’s Cube

Solving the puzzle of the Rubik’s Cube

By Harrison Tapper
Professor Erno Rubik, inventor of Rubik's Cube

For decades the Rubik’s Cube has been a best-selling puzzle, toy and gift for all ages!

Invented in 1974, Erno Rubik decided to dedicate months of his life to creating a puzzle to teach his students about certain subjects. Once created, he accidentally scrambled his masterpiece to find no solution. He spent a month in his room figuring out a combination of algorithms to solve the puzzle.

The cube itself is an affordable and fun toy to use for entertainment or even dedicate countless hours towards becoming a ‘Cuber’. Speed Cubers such as Felix Zemedegys, Max Park and more, all can solve a cube in mere seconds; solving the puzzle and setting many world records. How will you fair?

At the start of February, I first discovered the Cube itself. I had known of it before, having one of my own collecting dust on a shelf at home. But one day, I decided to bring it to school. From then on, I dedicated myself to the Cube. Spending hours learning algorithms and figuring out how to solve it. When I finally finished, I felt accomplished. I then set out to learn many more varieties: spheres, dodecahedrons and even bananas. With so many possibilities and variations it allows the most intellectual (as well as the worst at puzzles) to solve at least one. Can you become a SpeedCuber?

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