Living: Hot-Selling Hungarian Horror

Rubik 's Cube is good for 43.2 quintillion headaches

By any measure, Büvös Kocka is the hottest number to come out of Budapest since the Gabor girls went West. Büvös Kocka means Magic Cube, but out side Hungary it is better known as Rubik's Cube, after its inventor, Ernö Rubik.

The device is also sometimes called the Hungarian Horror, since it can induce temporary dementia in otherwise balanced citizens. It has become, in the words of a senior buyer for FAO Schwarz, the Manhattan toy emporium, "the world's most asked-for plaything." It can also be...

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