First came the Rubik's cube, a simple 3x3 puzzle. Then came Rubik's Revenge, a 4x4 monstrosity. Eventually, the real whizzes attempted to conquer the V-Cube 6 and the V-Cube 7.
Today's day and age introduces something on a whole different level. Puzzle designer Oskar van Deventer has created the 17x17x17 Rubik's cube.
Using 3-D printing technology, van Deventer's "Over the Top" cube took 60 hours and three attempts to make. You can buy your own for a cool $2,000.
What I can't get over is how many different possibilities there are. The original Rubik's cube has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 (about 43 quintillion) permutations, and that's just with a 3x3x3 cube. Imagine increasing that to 17x17x17? I was going to try to do the math, but I gave up.
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