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~~May 19, 2014~~
Rubik’s Cube invention: Google Doodle celebrates 40th anniversary of puzzle
~never meant to be a toy~
Google has celebrated the 40th birthday of the Rubik’s Cube with an animated doodle that allows you to try to solves the puzzle online.
In traditional Google Doodle fashion – the search company chooses important dates to celebrate with special drawings and links – the honor is interactive. The corners of the cube can be twisted and turned using your mouse, allowing you to have all the faces match a single colour. Eventually perhaps.
Invented by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Erno Rubik, it is believed that 350 million cubes were sold as of January 2009, making it the world’s top-selling puzzle game and toy.
There are only a handful of toys that last more than a generation. But the Rubik’s cube, now joins the likes of Barbie, Play-Doh, Lego and…
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