Fortunately, though, Professor Rubik took pity on us and came up with the idiot’s answer to his famed cube… the Rubik’s Snake. (sidenote: is the correct term ‘The Rubik’s Snake’, or just ‘Rubik’s Snake’? I mean, it is his Snake after all. Hmm.)
Made of 24 interlocking triangular doo-dads, it wasn’t a puzzle that needed solving, per se. The only real challenge was how fast you could make stuff… like the ball. Or the duck. Or the stairs. Or the swan.
Sure Rubik’s Snake was just a toy, but if you played your cards right you could probably talk your math teacher out of confiscating it by explaining what an interesting mathematical conundrum is presented. “It’s Geometry, Mrs. Snyder! See?”
Nowadays it’s been re-branded as Rubik’s Twist (or The Rubik’s Twist. Whatever.) but we’ll always remember it fondly… by its original name.
We ♥ Rubik’s Snake.