How many ways are there to scramble a Rubik’s Cube?

Admit it, you were just thinking of asking us that very question, weren’t you? There are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 (43 Quintillion) ways to scramble a Rubik’s Cube.

And yet the best ‘speed cubers’ can solve the cube in under 6 seconds (they obviously have too much time on their hands). In fact, over 350 million Rubik’s Cubes have been sold worldwide – making it the bestselling toy of all time.

And if you’ve ever been frustrated by the Rubik’s Cube, you might be surprised to learn that every legal permutation of the Rubik’s Cube can be solved in 20 moves or fewer. Source: