Cube Champ Programme

The trick to solve a Rubik’s Cube is to memorize a set of algorithms – which is a scientific way of saying "different combinations of turning the different puzzle pieces." If you just sit down and try to randomly solve the puzzle, it will likely take you days and perhaps forever. However, if you have a plan in place, you can solve it in a matter of minutes.

Studies have shown that engaging in mental activity through games and puzzles can help to keep the mind sharp in old age. Just as regular physical exercise helps the body, regular mental exercise has benefits for the mind. Completing puzzles and crosswords, and board games have been shown to be beneficial to the maintenance of short-term memory, eye-hand co-ordination and general concentration.

Benefits of Solving Rubik's Cube

Improves focus, concentration, patience, perseverance.
Brings coordination between right and the left brain thus increasing creative as well as logical aspects within an individual. Sharpens Memory. Increases IQ level. Helps improve skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, memorization and Improves Spatial Thinking.
Improves hand-eye coordination and builds muscle memory. Neurons get better connected thereby leading to overall better health of the body. Benefits all ages and genders. Prevents Alzheimer.
Builds confidence and helps growth in social network. Boosts personality development. Cubing is a constructive pass-time. Needs no gadgets, electricity or partner. Increases Happiness Quotient.
If you are looking to be inspired, check out Feliks Zemdeb, the guy who solved a Rubik’s Cube in 5.66 seconds.

Historical Importance : It seemed like such a simple puzzle and yet the Rubik's Cube mesmerized millions of people with its complexity. The Rubik's Cube became one of the most popular toys of the twentieth century and an icon of the 1980s.

Dates: First created in 1974; Released to world market in 1980.

Overview of Rubik's Cube: It seemed simple enough. You would pick up the Rubik's Cube and turn it a few times. The goal was to make each side a solid color, as it was when you first took it out of the box. After a couple of hours, you realized you were mesmerized by the puzzle and yet no closer to solving it. This exact situation happened to millions of people in 1980 as the Rubik's Cube became an obsession around the world.

Who Created the Rubik's Cube

Ernö Rubik is the one to praise for this wonderful invention. Ernö Rubik was born on July 13, 1944 in Budapest, Hungary. Rubik combined the divergent talents of his parents (his father was an engineer who designed gliders and his mother was an artist and a poetess) to become both a sculptor and an architect.
Fascinated with the concept of space, Rubik spent his free time -- while working as a professor at the Academy of Applied Arts and Design in Budapest -- designing puzzles that would make his students think in new ways about three-dimensional geometry. In the spring of 1974, just shy of his 30th birthday, Rubik envisioned a small cube, with each side constructed of moveable squares. By the fall of 1974, his friends had helped him create the first wooden model of his idea.
At first, Rubik just enjoyed watching how the squares moved as he turned one section and then another. However, when he attempted to put the colors back again, he ran into difficulty. Oddly entranced by the challenge, Rubik spent a month turning the cube this way and that way until he finally realigned the colors. When he handed other people the cube and they too had the same fascinated reaction, he realized he might have a fun toy puzzle on his hands.

World Obsession

Rubik's Cubes instantaneously became an international sensation. Everyone wanted one. It appealed to youngsters as well as adults. There was something obsessive about the little cube.
A Rubik's Cube had six sides, with each side a different color (traditionally blue, green, orange, red, white, and yellow). Each side of a traditional Rubik's Cube consisted of nine squares, in a three by three grid pattern. Of the 54 squares on the cube, 48 of them could move (the centers on each side were stationary).
Rubik's Cubes were simple, elegant, and surprisingly difficult to solve. By 1982, more than 100 million Rubik's Cubes had been sold and most had yet to be solved.