Just when you thought it was safe to click over to Google’s homepage, think again. Once again, the world’s most popular search engine has decided to steal your time away from you, this time using one of the all-time classic brain-teasers. Since 1974, the Rubik’s cube has astounded and amazed legions of people, with an estimated 350 million of the color-matching cube puzzles sold. As if you didn’t already have one somewhere in your belongings or on your person, Google has decided to honor the creation of the Rubik’s cube the best way possible. Google has put out a Google Doodle featuring a playable Rubik’s cube.
“Most of my adult life I spent with the cube because I was only 30 when I created it. And right now, after 40 years I can say: ‘I know the cube, I know what happened around the cube,'” said the cube’s mastermind, Erno Rubik.
The current world record for solving a Rubik’s cube is 5.5 seconds, but I think I’ve never actually solved a Rubik’s cube in my life, despite having several of them at certain points, from a key chain-sized one to a full-sized unit to a puzzle game based off the Rubik’sx cube. I’m 0-for-life at solving the cube, and that’s n0t going to change any time soon, no matter how much of my life gets eaten up by playing around with Google’s digital cube.
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