A Rubik’s Snake (also Rubik’s Twist, Rubik’s Transformable Snake, Rubik’s Snake Puzzle) is a toy with 24 wedges that are right isosceles triangular prisms. The wedges are connected by spring bolts, so that they can be twisted, but not separated. By being twisted, the Rubik’s Snake can be made to resemble a wide variety of objects, animals, or geometric shapes.
The snake was invented by Ernő Rubik, better known as the inventor of the Rubik’s Cube.
Rubik’s Snake was released during 1981 at the height of the Rubik’s Cube craze. According to Ernő Rubik: “The snake is not a problem to be solved; it offers infinite possibilities of combination. It is a tool to test out ideas of shape in space. Speaking theoretically, the number of the snake’s combinations is limited. But speaking practically, that number is limitless, and a lifetime is not sufficient to realize all of its possibilities.”