Opinion: Why Rubik’s Cubes should be the next big thing at South Loop

By Will S., 4th grade

Remember when everyone used to have Pokemon cards and fidgetspinners? Remember when bottle-flipping was the biggest thing? In my opinion, the next big thing at South Loop should be Rubik’s Cubes.

First, a little bit about Rubik’s Cubes. The first Rubik’s Cube was created by Hungarian professor Erno Rubik in 1974, according to rubiks.com, the Rubik’s Cube official web site. He used the Rubik’s Cube as a teaching guide and as a way to spend time picking his brain, for more than a month. Then he finally solved it. Now, people are a lot faster and the world record is 4.22 seconds, by Feliks Zemdegs of Australia.

I want Rubik’s Cubes to be the next big thing at South Loop because there are more than 43 quintillion permutations and dozens of different cube styles from 2×2 to 22×22. And they come in many different colors. Some have stickers. Some have carbon-fiber stickers. Some are transparent. Some are pyramid-shaped. You can have fun for a lot longer with a Rubik’s Cube than with a fidgetspinner, because you can solve the cube and then re-scramble it and do it over and over again! Eventually, you might even be the fastest ever.

Most people think you have to be very educated and mathematically advanced when all you need to solve a Rubik’s Cube is practice and some talent. Most Rubik’s Cube solvers do like math though, because with Rubik’s Cubes and math there is always a solution and a way you can get better.

Consider asking your parents to buy you a Rubik’s Cube. You will have lots of fun!