Episode 18 – Rubik’s* Cube

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In 1974, Hungarian dickwad Erno Rubik stole a concept & mechanism that would form the foundation of the world’s greatest-selling toy – the Cube that bore his name. Today we jump into the hilarious and seedy worlds of; foot-cubing, patent litigation, terrifying sentient cube animations (that are both blatant Scooby Doo rip-offs AND racially progressive), Red Bull’s attempts to make the “emerging” sport of cubing EXTREME and professional poker players being nimrods on Survivor.

*Invented by, and stolen from, Larry D. Nichols.

Magical advertising from the 80s:

Lovely Google Doodle:

Children’s Aquatic Death-trap/Adult Kink Mermaid Fins: