The Rubik’s cube is one of the most popular puzzles ever and is a great exercise for the brain. Many people spend hours trying to get the colourful grids aligned correctly and it is a common sight on office desks, homes or even during picnics. And one man is as popular as the Rubik cubes for, well, tweaking the basic model of the cube! He is none other than Tony Fisher, who holds a Guinness record for creating the biggest version of Rubik cube. He has also created the smallest version of the puzzle, and now, he is back in the news for creating a Rubik cube made out of ice! Also Read - Video: UK Man Visits 51 Pubs in 9 Hours, Claims to Have Set New Guinness World Record | Watch
Footage captured in Ipswich shows Fisher switching the grids made out of ice, almost as if it were plastic. Reportedly, the icy cube was made of silicone rubber moulds and resembles the multicoloured version. After shuffling the cube Fisher drops it in a pot of simmering water and it slowly and steadily melts down, states an article in the Daily Mail. The ‘construction’ disappears in a puff of steam. A six-sided metal frame holds the ice cubes together, and the video ends with Fisher picking up the structure from the dish. Also Read - Egg-Cellent! Man Sets Guinness World Record by Balancing a Whopping 735 Eggs On His Hat | Watch
News reports quote Fisher saying, “This is my Rubik’s Cube made from 95% ice and it is fully functional. All 8 corners and 12 edges are solid ice. The 6 centres are 50% ice and the core is plastic. The screws and springs are regular metal ones. The puzzle shown is the first attempt and works surprisingly well. I am thinking about making others with full ice centres and also fully coloured ones.” Also Read - 24-Year-Old Turkish Woman Who is Over 7 Feet Named Tallest Female in The World | See Pics
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The Rubik cube was invented by Erno Rubik in 1974, who wished to explain three-dimensional geometry with the help of a working model. He was a Hungarian architect. He called it the “magic cube” and realised that could not actually solve the puzzle. UK-based Tony Fisher was inspired by the popularity of the Rubik cube and began experimenting with the design. He built the smallest version of the Rubik cube in 2010 which was a tiny 5.6 millimetres wide. In 2016, he made the biggest version, which was 1.75 meters! He holds a Guinness Record for making the biggest Rubik cube known to man.