New impossible to solve Rubik's Cube goes on sale
Maybe if you started trying to solve this new cube now, you'll finish while you're laying in bed at the old people's home when you're 92 years old. Hong Kong puzzle maker Brando's new "The Pillow 13x13x13 IQ Brick" makes the old Rubik's Cube seem like a piece of cake.
The original Rubik's Cube, released worldwide in 1980, is the top-selling puzzle and toy in the world, with a total sales of over 350 million cubes. In the early 80s, pretty much everyone was playing these things, trying to figure out how to solve the six-sided cube. The goal was to make all six sides of nine cubes a solid white, red, blue, orange, green and yellow, by figuring out how to align the lines of cubes accordingly. This original version had a total of 54 cubes. "The Pillow 13x13x13x IQ Brick," on the other hand, has 1014 total cubes! Instead of the nine cubes on each side as was for the 1980 cube, the 2014 version has 169 cubes on the same six faces. That's 18 times more cubes than the original. To buy and eventually solve this impossible puzzle will set you back 320 dollars.
I like to think I'm a problem solver, but I give up already.