Going down the cube again

Back in the 1980s, the Diary was going through a pretentious Filofax-and-red-braces phase and secretly envying the gifted few who could conquer the Sudoku of its day, the Rubik’s Cube.

Apparently there are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 ways of completing the cube, which was invented in 1980 by Hungarian professor Erno Rubik (left) and has sales of over 300 million globally.

So anyone who was cubically challenged could do worse than visit Hamleys on Tuesday July 26 at 12 noon, where a celebration of the Rubik’s Cube’s 25th birthday is being held. The UK Speedcubing Champion will be there. He can “do” a Rubik’s Cube in less than 20 seconds, apparently. And that’s without resorting to the “unpeeling-the-stickers” method favoured by the Diary.

Latest from Marketing Week

NOT REGISTERED? IT'S FREE, QUICK AND EASY!

Access Marketing Week’s wealth of insight, analysis and opinion that will help you do your job better.

Register and receive the best content from the only UK title 100% dedicated to serving marketers' needs.

We’ll ask you just a few questions about what you do and where you work. The more we know about our visitors, the better and more relevant content we can provide for them. And, yes, knowing our audience better helps us find commercial partners too. Don't worry, we won't share your information with other parties, unless you give us permission to do so.

Register now

THE BEST CONTENT

Our award winning editorial team (PPA Digital Brand of the Year) ask the big questions about the biggest issues on everything from strategy through to execution to help you navigate the fast moving modern marketing landscape.

THE BIGGEST ISSUES

From the opportunities and challenges of emerging technology to the need for greater effectiveness, from the challenge of measurement to building a marketing team fit for the future, we are your guide.

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Information, inspiration and advice from the marketing world and beyond that will help you develop as a marketer and as a leader.

Having problems?

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3711 or email subscriptions@marketingweek.com

If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here