Reply to post: 1970s?

Take my advice and stop using Rubik's Cubes to prove your intelligence

Nick Kew Silver badge


There was no such thing as a Rubik's Cube in the 1970s.

OK, there was a magic cube that you could easily scramble but was harder to unscramble. I still have a vintage example from November 1979[1]. But it wasn't until 1980 that it hit the shops and acquired the "Rubik" name.

[1] I can place it that precisely because it was my first term at Cambridge, when I regarded it as a practical exercise in Group Theory - one of the term's main courses.

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