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

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    Vivian Chen posted on 2019/03/20
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