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It’s a sudden success for Erno Rubik, a Hungarian professor of architecture and an inventor, who became one of the richest men in Hungary thanks to a toy he developed. BestLifeTips will reveal his story right below.
Who became one of the richest men in Hungary thanks to a toy he developed?
Erno Rubik is a professor of architecture and an inventor from Hungary. The professor is most known for creating the Rubik’s cube, a 3-D combination puzzle, in 1974. The cube was an instant hit throughout the world and became a part of popular culture in the 1980s.
The Rubik’s cube is the best-selling toy of all time, with over 350 million units sold. According to statistics, one out of every seven individuals on the planet owns the toy. Professor Rubik has become one of Hungary’s most famous and rich persons because of the cube he invented.
What is Rubik’s cube?
Over 350 million sold as of 2018, Rubik’s cube has been an international toy in the world. It has inspired numerous films and artworks and competition named speed cubing among teenagers racing to complete the puzzle in the shortest time.
The cube is deceptively basic at first look, with nine colored squares on each side. Each side starts out with the same color—red, green, yellow, orange, blue, or white.
To complete the problem, twist the cubes so that each side finally returns to its original color: The difficulty stems from the staggering amount of possible variants—more than 43 quintillion.
To master the cube, you’ll need to learn a series of movements that may be executed in a certain order, which has been the topic of numerous best-selling books and online courses. The cube’s development from a three-by-three-by-three form to bigger four-by-four-by-four and five-by-five-by-five shapes.
What are the benefits of solving Rubik’s cube?
One out of seven individuals owns a Rubik’s cube but just a little of them succeed in solving the toy. Rubik’s cube is not only challenging and fun but also beneficial in many ways.
Improves problem-solving skill
It’s one of the most important interpersonal skills. Not everyone could break the problems into smaller parts and solve them one by one. With more than 43 quintillion options to try, you need to sit, solve the puzzle and focus on each section while consider your twist affects subsequent moves.
Besides, many puzzlers realize that solving Rubik’s cube helps them with math skills, which are also useful in learning new languages and the grammar.
This is a toy of perseverance. It might take hours or even years to solve. Is it familiar for you to see a boy trying to solve his Rubik’s cube all the time? Or some friends that insist on locking down themselves in their room until they solve it. People who work at Rubik’s cube need to sit, think and twist and repeat over and over again.
Once solving it, we all experience a huge sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. This tends to happen when you face with other difficult tasks in the future. Your brain will be trained to stay focus and solve the problem until it’s completed.
Concentration is a must when you solve a Rubik’s cube. Living in a fast-paced life makes it hard to stay focus. Especially when consuming fast content on social media, we tend to spend less time for thinking and solving problems. The cube is also believed to improve the brain’s cognitive mapping skills, which is known as the configuration problem.
According to Hobby Inspired, solving a Rubik’s Cube increases muscle memory. This is the region of the brain that recalls tasks after they have been done several times. Typing on keyboards, punching in PIN digits, playing piano, martial arts, and even riding a bike are all activities that rely on muscle memory.
Some cubers can recall up to 10 algorithms quickly and have up to 100 algorithms stored in their heads.
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A speed solver can cross 3 moves per second, according to the world record holder. These puzzlers have sharpened their skill in reflexion and hand-eye coordination. Not only solving cube, Rubik’s cube also help you in visualization faster such as reading, typing, messaging and so on.
How to Solve a Rubik’s Cube
This is how to solve your 3×3 Rubik’s cube according to Speedcube.com.au. Follow these 5 steps below:
Step 1: Complete the first layer cross
- Keep WHITE part on top.
- Put the GREEN part piece in front of you (facing you).
- Find the GREEN/ WHITE edge piece (it only has 2 colours) and turn it to one of the positions shown below (keeping white on top and green in front).
- Choose the options below that match yours best and follow the arrow steps to place the GREEN/ WHITE edge piece in place.
Notice to keep the white part on top, turn the cube so that a different color part is toward you. Follow above instructions again. Repeat with the other 2 faces until the white cross is complete.
Step 2: Complete the first layer corners
- Keep WHITE part on top.
- Put the GREEN part piece in front of you (facing you).
- Find the GREEN/WHITE/RED corner (it has 3 colours) and place it in one of the positions below (without disturbing the white cross).
- Choose from the steps below to place the GREEN/WHITE/RED corner piece in place without disturbing the white cross.
Follow theses steps and then choose again from the steps above to put the corner in place. Remember to keep the white part on top, turn the cube so that a different color part is toward you. Follow the instruction again. Repeat with the other 2 faces until the white cross is complete.
Step 3: Complete second layer
- Keep the WHITE part on top.
- Find the GREEN/RED edge piece.
- If it is in the bottom layer, then turn the bottom layer to match the edge with the centre colour.
- If the edge is not in the bottom layer, then go to Step C.
- Choose from the steps below to place the edge piece in place.
- Continue with step A/B with different centers facing you until the second layer is completed.
In case, the edge piece you want to move is in the second layer, but in the wrong position or the wrong way around, turn your cube so that the edge is in the front layer then do either solution above to move the piece into the bottom row. You ca go back to step 4 above to continue.
Step 4: Complete the third layer cross
- Turn the cube over (white is now on the bottom and yellow on top).
- You should find that there is 0, 2 or 4 pieces (of the cross) facing upward. Ignore the corners for now.
- The idea is first to get the yellow cross and secondly to turn swap pieces to the correct position in the cross.
- Perform the algorithm below to get to the yellow cross. Make sure your cube is orientated is shown in the image.
Step 5: Complete the third layer corners
We’ll start by aligning the corners properly (A).
You’ll now have either 0, 1 or ALL of the corner pieces in their proper locations, either upright or upside down.
Turn the cube such that the proper corner is in the front top right position if one of the corner pieces is in the correct corner. The component is in the proper place, but it may not be in the correct orientation.
Repeat the step until all the corners are in the correct position.
In case non of the corners is in the correct position, perform the step A once with any side facing you and remember to keep the yellow at the top. Now one corner will be in the correct position. Proceed with A above.
The next move is turn the corners one by one to the correct way and solve the cube ultimately.
Be aware that this routine may appear to ruin the cube’s order. Do not give up and keep the same side facing you; the problem will only be solved once the last corner has been oriented.
Repeat the step until the yellow side of the corner piece is on top. You might need to do it 2-3 times.
You can watch the video from Speedcube.com.au for detailed instruction.
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Rubik’s cube is a smart toy that helps improve your patience, concentration, memory and most of all, it’s fun to solve a cube. Thanks to Erno Rubik, who became one of the richest men in Hungary thanks to a toy he developed. Rubik’s cube has been a favourite toy of millions of people all over the world. If you find this article helpful, give us a thumb up and return often for more useful life tips.