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<strong style="font-size: 1.8em;">[[General Information]]</strong>
 
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* '''[[FAQ|Frequently Asked Questions]]'''
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* [[:Category:Terminology|Cubing terminology]]
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The [[3x3x3 cube]] (also known as "[[Rubik's]] cube" and "magic cube") was invented by [[Ernő Rubik]] in 1974, and was quickly unveiled in the early 1980s.
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This is a mechanical and geometric puzzle composed of with 26 elements (called [[cubie]]s), which can be moved with a system of axes, that is hidden in the center of the cube. Each of the six [[face]]s is covered by 9 [[sticker]]s, among six solid colours (traditionally being white, yellow, orange, red, blue, and green). The system of axes enables each layer to turn independently, thus mixing up the colours. For the puzzle to be [[solve]]d, each face must be a solid colour.
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It is said to be the world's best-selling toy, with over 350 millions cubes sold worldwide as of 2009.
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It has inspired many widely available variations such the [[2×2×2]], the [[3×3×3]], the [[4×4×4]], the [[5×5×5]], [[big cube|larger sizes ones]], the [[Pyraminx]] (tetrahedron), the [[Skewb Diamond]] (octahedron), the [[Megaminx]] (dodecahedron) or the [[Dogic]] (icosahedron). All of these items belong to a broad category of puzzles commonly referred to as "[[twisty puzzle]]s". Some [[twisty puzzle]]s are [[shape-shifting]] (such as the [[Square One]]) or [[custom-built]] (such as [[shape modification]]s of existing mechanisms).
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Many subjects have been built around [[cubing]]:
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<strong style="font-size: 1.8em;"> [[Solving Variations]]</strong>
 
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* [[List of World Records|List of Official World Records]]
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* [[Speedcubing]]
* [[List of UWR|List of Unofficial World Records]]
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* [[Blindfolded Solving|Blindfolded solving]] (BLD)
* [[Puzzle Shops| List of Puzzle Shops]]
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* [[One-Handed Solving|One-Handed solving]] (OH)
* [[List of methods|List of Cubing Methods]]
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* [[Fewest Moves]] (FMC)
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* [[Solving with feet]]
 
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<strong style="font-size: 1.8em;">[[:Category:Lists | Lists]]</strong>
 
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* [[Speedcubing]]
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* [[List of World Records|List of Official World Records]]
* [[Blindfolded Solving|Blindfolded solving]] (BLD)
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* [[List of UWR|List of Unofficial World Records]]
* [[One-Handed Solving|One-Handed solving]] (OH)
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Terminology

The 3x3x3 cube (also known as "Rubik's cube" and "magic cube") was invented by Ernő Rubik in 1974, and was quickly unveiled in the early 1980s.

This is a mechanical and geometric puzzle composed of with 26 elements (called cubies), which can be moved with a system of axes, that is hidden in the center of the cube. Each of the six faces is covered by 9 stickers, among six solid colours (traditionally being white, yellow, orange, red, blue, and green). The system of axes enables each layer to turn independently, thus mixing up the colours. For the puzzle to be solved, each face must be a solid colour.

It is said to be the world's best-selling toy, with over 350 millions cubes sold worldwide as of 2009.

It has inspired many widely available variations such the 2×2×2, the 3×3×3, the 4×4×4, the 5×5×5, larger sizes ones, the Pyraminx (tetrahedron), the Skewb Diamond (octahedron), the Megaminx (dodecahedron) or the Dogic (icosahedron). All of these items belong to a broad category of puzzles commonly referred to as "twisty puzzles". Some twisty puzzles are shape-shifting (such as the Square One) or custom-built (such as shape modifications of existing mechanisms).

Many subjects have been built around cubing:

Speedcubing
Fewest Moves solving
Cubing competitions
The WCA logo
Blindfolded solving
Blindfolded solving
Feet solving
Feet solving
Fewest Moves
Fewest Moves solving
One-Hand solving
One-Hand solving
Algorithms research
Algorithms research
Cubing math theory
Group axioms
Optimal solution
The superflip pattern
Puzzle softwares
scrambled simulated 3x3x3x3
Puzzle solving
"beginner method" steps
Mechanism improvements
3x3x3 with rounded cubies
Puzzle collection
a cube collection
Puzzle building
A 3D printer
Puzzle modification
The Ficher's cube is a 3x3x3 modification