Google’s Latest Doodle is a Fully Solvable Rubik’s Cube

Google's Rubik's Cube DoodleGoogle has unveiled its latest doodle, which celebrates the invention of the most popular toy ever created, the Rubik’s Cube. Workplace productivity is bound to take a plunge today because of it.

Clicking on the doodle will bring you to a fully solvable, digital version of the Rubik’s Cube. It works just like a real 3 x 3 Rubik’s Cube does, although it is much harder to control which layers are being moved, making it even more frustrating than the real thing.

Finished Google Rubik's Cube

So what happens if you manage to solve Google’s Rubik’s Cube doodle? Well, not much to be honest. The cube explodes and then reveals your name along with the date, how many moves you made and how long it took you to solve it.

The doodle was made in honor of the 40th anniversary of the puzzle invented by a Hungarian architect named Erno Rubik. Originally, the cube wasn’t even intended as a toy. Erno created it as a 3D model to help explain three-dimensional geometry to his students. Later, Erno took his creation to the Nuremberg Toy Fair where it was licensed and became the frustrating puzzle toy that we all know it as today. The Rubik’s Cube has went on to sell over 350 million units, making it the best selling toy in history.