Cracking the Cube: Going Slow to Go Fast and Other Unexpected Turns in the World of Competitive Rubik�s Cube Solving (Compact Disc)

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By Ian Scheffler, Stephen R. Thorne (Narrated by)
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When Hungarian professor Erno Rubik invented the Rubik's Cube (or, rather, his Cube) in the 1970s out of wooden blocks, rubber bands, and paper clips, he didn't even know if it could be solved, let alone that it would become the world's most popular puzzle. Since its creation, the Cube has become many things to many people: one of the bestselling children's toys of all time, a symbol of intellectual prowess, a frustrating puzzle with 43.2 quintillion possible permutations, and now a worldwide sporting phenomenon that is introducing the classic brainteaser to a new generation. In Cracking the Cube, Ian Scheffler reveals that cubing isn't just fun and games. Along with participating in speedcubing competitions-from the World Championship to local tournaments-and interviewing key figures from the Cube's history, he journeys to Budapest to seek a meeting with the legendary and notoriously reclusive Rubik, who is still tinkering away with puzzles in his seventies.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781541400474
ISBN-10: 154140047X
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: March 14th, 2017
Language: English