Cats are such playful and curious creatures, and with such a great range of cats toys out there on the market, it is hard to know what one your cat might like! Do you get a mouse on a rope, red dot pointer chaser or maybe the wiggly thing on a stick! But it seems we might all be underestimating our pets intelligence as they are quite happy with a Rubix Cube! No serious, they love playing with them…
Ten Puzzle Solving Cats Who Love Playing With Rubiks Cubes
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Rubik Cubes
10 – “I did try to do it but lost interest after..uumm…about 2 seconds!”
FACT: Ernö Rubik invented the Cube in the spring of 1974 in his hometown of Budapest, Hungary. He wanted a working model to help explain three-dimensional geometry and ended up creating the world’s best-selling toy.
9 – “I’m not sure if my owner is testing me, or he just wants to get onto lolcats.com”
FACT: Rubik’s inspiration for the Cube’s internal mechanism came from pebbles in the River Danube whose edges had been smoothed away.
8 – “Kitten or not, I will have this done in under a minute for a full fish supper!
FACT: Rubik called his invention the ‘Magic Cube’. It was renamed the Rubik’s Cube by the Ideal Toy Corporation in 1980.
7 – “And now the dog owes me 10 big ones! He bet the wrong cat this time”
6 – “No more test, puzzles or quizzes, just hand over the treats and no-one gets hurt!”
FACT: At the height of the Rubik’s craze in the mid-1980s, it was estimated that one-fifth of the world’s population had played the Cube.
5 – “When I told you it was just a matter of using your head this is NOT what I meant!”
FACT: ‘Cubing’ still infects people of all ages. ‘Cubaholics’ are said to suffer from ‘Rubik’s wrist’ and ‘Cubist’s thumb’!
4 – “When I asked you to make it a little easier for me to do, this was going too far!”
3 – “Are you winding me up?! No-one can do that big thing, not even me!”
FACT: The Cube has inspired everything from fashion, architecture and music to films, plays and political speeches. There is also a dedicated art movement known as ‘Rubikubism’.
2 – “I told you I could do it, now shut up and hand over the kitty treats!”
FACT: There are edible cubes, jewel-encrusted Cubes and even MP3 playing cubes! The biggest Cube in the world, on display in Knoxville, Tennessee, is 3 metres tall and weighs over 500kg.
1 – “I don’t get it! How did the dog do this?!?”
FACT: National and international ‘speedcubing’ championships have been held regularly since 2003. The World Cube Association now runs competitions where players have to solve the Cube one-handed, as well as having to solve the Cube using only your feet. There is even a competition where players have to solve the Cube as quickly as possible blindfolded!