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Erno Rubik

Born the 13.07.1944, Ernö Rubik created several puzzles of which the most famous is naturally the Rubik's Cube.
But he also invented a multitude of other brain-teasers as the Rubik's Clock, the Pocket Cube (Rubik's cube 2x2x2) , ...


In order to discover him, I suggest you to simply listen to him:


It took Ernö Rubik 1 month of extensive practice to resolve for the first time its puzzle.
Before, he wasn't even sure that there was a method to succeed.

"This object is a wonderful example of the rigorous beauty, the big wealth of the natural laws : it is a perfect example of the human mind possibilities to test their scientific rigour and to dominate them. It represents the unity of real and beautiful, which means for me the same thing."
[Ernö Rubik]

The Cube can seem alive as it heats up in your hand. The fact that each face of the Cube is made of three layers of three blocks has an important meaning. The number three seems to have a particular significance, relevant in some strange ways to the relation between man and nature.
"mother-child-father, heaven-earth-hell, creation-preservation-destruction, birth-life-death."
[Ernö Rubik]

The Cube is an imitation of life itself --or even an improvement on life. The problems of puzzles are very near the problems of life, our whole life is solving puzzles. If you are hungry, you have to find something to eat. But everyday problems are very mixed--they're not clear. The Cube's problem depends just on you. You can solve it independently. But to find happiness in life, you're not independent. That's the only big difference.
[Ernö Rubik]

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