Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What is the Rubik's 'Masterpiece Cube'?

What is the Rubik's 'Masterpiece Cube'? In 1995, to mark the 15th birthday of the introduction of the Rubik's Cube to America's toy stores, Diamond Cutters International created a "Masterpiece Cube".

It is a fully-working, 185-carat cube made of solid gold and encrusted with colored jewels. Guinness World Records appraised the cube at over $1 million, naming it the world's most expensive toy. Ernö Rubik, the inventor of the Rubik's Cube, was born in a hospital air raid shelter in Budapest, Hungary, on this date in 1944. From the Rubik's Cube, Rubik went on to invent the Rubik's Snake, the Rubik's Triamid and the Rubik's Magic Folding Puzzle.

Quote: "Our whole life is solving puzzles." — Ernö Rubik


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