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October 26th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

THE BIG I: Rubik's Cube

30 years later and 350 million units later, Rubik's Cube is arguably one of the most recognizable toys on the planet.  Today on the show, we talked to the inventor of the Rubik's Cube Eron Rubik.  His cube has inspired new educational grants to teams of kids that are able to solve the Rubik's Cube faster than any other team.

To check out the youth competition, click here.

And to check out the Rubik's Cube website, click here.

Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • The Big I
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  1. Erlyn Jensen

    Ali, I was watching your interview with Mr. Rubik today and just felt I had to send this little story to you. Twenty years ago during a family get-together my grandson Travis, six years old, came to me with my Rubik's cube. He wanted to know how it "worked.' I told him that each color had to be in it's own square. That should keep him busy for a while. Twenty minutes later he was back and said "look Grama,I did it" I said, "Travis, how did you do that?" He answered, "It was easy. I just peeled the tabs off and put them where they belong." Leave it to a child to simplify things.
    Maybe Mr. Rubik would get a kick out of this story. I enjoy your show. Erlyn Jensen

    October 26, 2010 at 7:29 pm |
  2. Ben Derkink

    I noticed yesterday during the interview with Enro Rubik that you had a sqaure box in front of you on your desk, I was wondering is this a new game or educational game how to solve the Cube ??? I would appreciate if you could let me know as i want to buy this game for my grandson.. I would appreciate your prompt response as I am from The Netherlands and would like to take this with me when I go back next week. Thanks for your cooperation and best regards. Can I see this interview again with Erno Rubik on the internet ??

    October 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm |