Did You Know: The World’s Best-Selling Toy

Did you know that Rubik’s Cube is the world’s best-selling toy?

As of January 2009, more than 350 million Rubik’s Cubes have been sold worldwide – so many, in fact, that if all the cubes were placed on top of each other it would be enough to reach the North Pole from the South Pole!

Surprisingly, when Rubik first approached toy companies they were cool to his idea and told him that the puzzle was too difficult for mainstream appeal.

The Rubik’s Cube is a 3-D mechanical puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik.

Originally called the “Magic Cube”, the puzzle has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 combinations.