The Rubik’s Cube is over 40 years old - that’s still not as old as The Beano, though.
It was invented by a man named… yes, you guessed it, Rubik.
Ernő Rubik, to be exact, who was an architect from Hungary.
It actually took Mr Rubik over a month to solve the first cube - and he was the one who had invented it!
Well, we can’t blame him for taking so long.
An average cube has - wait for it - 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possible combinations!
Talk about time-consuming.
No. When it was first sold, it wasn’t called Rubik’s Cube, it was called Magic Cube instead.
It was renamed in 1980.
The cube itself is made up of 26 mini cubes, known as ‘cubies’.
The Rubik’s Cube is the bestselling toy of all time.
Over 350 million of them have been sold worldwide.
That depends on you, but if you turned the cube once a second, it would take 1400 trillion years to go through every combinations.
And you thought your school day was long!
Not everyone takes their time. The best cubers can solve the puzzle in under 6 seconds.
Well, if that seems fast to you, then you forgot about the machines!
A smart-phone powered Lego robot can crack the cube faster than any human - in just 3.253 seconds!