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Mr Rubik’s back

Ben 8 May 2014 Culture Education Kids

Marica and I went to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City last Saturday to see their new Rubik’s Cube exhibition, which was being opened by Ernő Rubik, the inventor of the cube. I own a cube, but still have no idea how to solve it…

Mr Rubik seemed like a fairly unassuming guy with a mild Eastern European accent. We are more or less celebrities by association now, as we got to see his back — he’s the guy in the blue shirt:

Erno Rubik's backFranci said, “At least you got a good photo of the paparazzi!” Well, I did also get this photo:

Erno Rubik's sideThe guy to the left of him is Anthony Brooks, a world-record “speedcuber”, who solved seven cubes in under a minute while we watched:

Anthony Brooks solving cubes

Reuters has a short article and video clip in case you’re interested in further info.

Marica wasn’t fussed on Mr Rubik and the crowds, but she did enjoy some of the rest of the exhibit, including “programming” a robot to follow a line:

Marica programming a robot

Marica by the fake cubeMarica in front of the giant cube


Comments (3)

Lois Hoyt 16 May 2014 at 4:58am

Obviously the media were the most important spectators. Really over the top, in my opinion. Borrow a big camera next time in order to get a front row seat.

Julie Murphy 20 May 2014 at 10:35pm

What a cool Mom/daughter thing to do! The photos are wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Miss seeing you. Julie M.

Franci 21 May 2014 at 12:11pm

It was actually a fun Dad/daughter thing to do. :-)