In 1974, a young Professor of architecture in Budapest (Hungary) named Erno Rubik created an object that was not supposed to be possible. His solid cube twisted and turned – and still it did not break or fall apart. The Cube got scrambled and thus emerged the first “Rubik’s Cube”.
Approximately one in seven people alive have played with a Rubik’s Cube.
We have this 15 year old lad Harsh Hemant Dalal who goes to the Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2 in Camp Belagavi and Loves to be in the company of Puzzles and Rubik’s Cube.His father Hemant introduced him the Rubik’s Cube a year ago and now Harsh can solve the cube in 45 seconds.
Speaking to AAB, Harsh said
There are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 (43 quintillion) ways to scramble a Rubik’s Cube.
If there was one cube scrambled for every permutation and they were laid end to end they would stretch approximately 261 LIGHT YEARS the extra permutations from assembling the cube in an unsolvable state – this number would be 12 times as big.
There are many kinds of Cubes and each cube is a different level in itself. Megaminx, mastermorphics, 3×3, 4×4, 5×5, Pyrainx cube, Windmill cube, Axis cube, Square one cube, Mirror cube and ghost cube exist in his collection as of now, and the Ghost cube is the most difficult one.
He has now started to train others on how to solve the Rubik’s Cube and three of his students are elder than him. Harsh wanted to teach others as he felt he could explore more and gain more knowledge along with spreading the awareness of this excellent game.
The best speed cubers (people who take part in speed cubing – a sport where competitors try and solve the cube as quickly as possible) can solve the cube in under 6 seconds. Every legal permutation of the Rubik’s Cube can be solved in 20 moves or fewer. The Rubik’s Cube was first called the Magic cube but was renamed in 1980 for its global release, to find out more about the History of the Cube
Harsh now aims to solve the cube in less than 30 secs and interestingly his best time so far has been 44 seconds. He is also learning the cube solving being blind folded and he has almost got it there.
Harsh further said while playing with the cube,
The basic funda behind the Rubik’s Cube solution is solving by layers. Always keep patience and go ahead solving layer by layer. For the first time it took me days to solve it, but now I do it in about 45 seconds.Every cube has to have a different approach in solving but the basic of solving by layers stays the same.