It is been 40 years since the Rubik Cube was invented, and Google has dedicated the classic brain teaser a doodle on its homepage. What’s really interesting about the doodle is that you can actually try solving the cube right there on Google’s homepage. Also Read - Happy Father's Day 2021: Google Doodle wishes dads with cute pop-up greeting card
When you land on Google’s homepage you will a white cube with Google’s colors rotating on its own at certain intervals. Hovering your mouse over doodle pops up a message — “40th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube.” When you click on the cube, turns into an interactive Rubik Cube, wherein you can click and drag outside the cube to rotate it, or click and drag a particular side to twist the cube. The objective, as everyone is familiar, is to move the sides until each is a solid color. Once you have solved the cube, you can also share your achievement on social networks. Also Read - UEFA Euro 2020: Colourful Google Doodle kicks off European Football Championship
The Cube was invented in 1974 by Erno Rubik, a Hungarian inventor, architect and professor of architecture. Rubik built the first model to help his students understand the theory of special relationships. It took him over a month to solve his own puzzle for the first time and in 1980 Rubik licensed his cube to Ideal Toy Corp. In the same year, his toy was also awarded the “toy of the year” in Britain. Also Read - Google celebrates Hollywood actor, singer and dancer Shirley Temple with animated Doodle
Since then it has become more than just a toy. In 1982, the first Rubik world championship was held in Budapest, where the winner solved the cube in 22.95 seconds. The current world record is held by a robot named CUBESTORMER 3, who has solved the cube in a mindboggling 3.253 seconds.
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