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Little known facts[]

  • The number of possible board states in Tetris is 2200 = 1606938044258990275541962092341162602522202993782792835301376 ≈ 1.6 x 1060 (not counting variants in minoes).[citation needed]
  • The number of stable ("with non-filled line") board states is 102219 x 1023 = 1546830240339583941968754047234064022827366713230467631939584 ≈ 1.54 x 1060 (not counting variants in minoes).[citation needed]
  • The current Tetris logo was unveiled in 2019 and was drawn by Roger Dean [1]
  • The Tetris theme, officially titled Korobeiniki, is actually a Russian folk song and has lyrics.[2]
  • Famous musical composer Andrew Llyod Weber co-created a single based off of the Tetris theme under the pseudonym Dr. Spin.[3]

Tetris and the law[]

  • In September 2002, Chopdat, Faiz, 23, of Blackburn, was sentenced to 4 months in prison after refusing to turn off his mobile device three times on a flight from Egypt to Manchester. The crew repeatedly asked him to turn off wireless mode, which was interfering with the plane’s communications system, but each time Chopdat turned it on again. He was playing Tetris and was arrested.[4]

Other facts[]

  • The world’s smallest game of Tetris took place under an electron microscope using 42 glass ‘microspheres’ at the Department of Physics of Complex Systems in Amsterdam (video here)
  • Yuri Yevushenko, director of the Russian Academy in the 1980s, claims Tetris is so successful because "unlike American games it is not about murder, shooting or chasing; it is about building and order."[citation needed]
  • In a US study at the Harvard Medical School’s department of psychiatry, 27 Tetris players spent seven hours a day, for three days, playing the game. Many had ‘Tetris dreams’.[citation needed]

Tetris apparel[]

Art and Culture[]


Utada Hikaru, japanese pop idol[]

Alexey Pajitnov, the man behind Tetris[]