Know 7 Interesting Fun Facts About a Skewb Cube

Know 7 Interesting Fun Facts About a Skewb Cube

Fun facts about a Skewb Cube.

The first time I came across a skewb cube, I automatically presumed that it would be beyond my comprehension and immediately dropped the idea of pursuing this vivid puzzle’s solution further.

But seeing my younger brother constantly trying to work his way through it got me intrigued in researching more about this fascinating piece of riddle. 

On delving more into the topic of skewb cube, I found some great and fascinating facts about it, which I believe even you would find useful and interesting. And, who knows maybe these facts might compel you into entering the world of cubes let alone skewb cubes. 

So, without any further ado, I am presenting below some fun facts about the skewb cube that will develop your understanding of this topic.

Below are the fun-tastic facts

Skewb Cube

1. Inspired by Rubik’s Cube

It is a mechanical cube that was inspired by a Rubik’s cube. Moreover, the inventor of Rubik’s cube- Tony Durham himself got inspired by the emerging and increasing fascination amongst the population regarding the Rubik’s cube, and hence he thought of something challenging and thrilling such as a skewb cube.

2. Point of Axis are corners

The biggest difference between a Rubik’s cube and a skewb cube is in its orientation. Just like in a Rubik’s cube the orientation of the pieces are based on the center of it, similarly, in a skewb cube, the point of the axis for its pieces is its corners. Thus, in a skewb cube, the orientation is based on its corners.   

3. Initially referred as Pyraminx Cube

Initially, a skewb cube was referred to as a Pyraminx cube, but later on, its name was changed to skewb. The name skewb was coined by Douglas Hofstader; he mentioned his name in one of his popular science columns known as Metamagical Themas. And since then the cube is referred to as the skewb cube. 

4. There are many types according to the difficulty

Skewb cube is not just of a single type. There are skewb cubes of higher orders known as the Master skewb and Elite skewb and are ranked according to their difficulty level. Both of these cubes are exponentially more challenging than the one before them.

5. Shortest time span is 0.93s for solving this

The world record for solving the cube in the shortest span of time has been set by Andrew Huang. He is a resident of Australia, and he solved a skewb cube in 0.93s in the WCA world championship 2019 which was held in Melbourne, Australia.

6. Verticals can be rotated

Though Rubik’s cube has an immense fan following, it is interesting to know that the skewb cube is the only cube of the cube’s family whose vertices could be rotated. That is, as mentioned in the first point, its orientation lies on its corners and thus its corners and edges could be roasted, which eventually plays a huge part in solving the cube.

7. Has limited algorithms to solve

Unlike the various cubes that today’s market is flooded with, a Rubik’s cube doesn’t have a lot of algorithms with it, it has only a handful of algorithms through which it could be cloves, yet it is still one of the most difficult cubes in the market.


These amazing facts about a skewb cube make us look at the cube a bit differently. It is not just a toy for our brains then. It has much more character than just its function of enhancing our brain’s rationality. 

Interestingly, we somehow underestimate what a good cube could help us achieve. Some of its highly rated benefits are better brain functioning, better hand movements, faster body coordination, enhanced memory, and much more.

Moreover, I have always felt that solving a cube is really interesting and boastful. The joy of boasting about it exponentially increases when you could solve a skewb cube with ease. 

In fact, wouldn’t it be cool if your skewb cube would be of premium quality? Well! Worry not, we got you covered in that aspect as well. 

So, get started with your skewb cube and solve it in class with the help of this amazing method. 

Happy cubing!!

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