40th Anniversary of the Rubik's Cube
“If you are curious, you’ll find the puzzles around you. If you are determined, you will solve them. ” Erno Rubik
*****Quite by accident the Rubik's Cube has become one of the world's most famous puzzle games. It was not created with the intention of becoming a game 'toy' but to serve as a model in explaining three-dimensional geometry. Little did Erno Rubik, a Hungarian inventor, architect and professor of architecture, know the impact his little 'cube' would have on the world.
Fastest single time: The current world record was set on a 3 x 3 x 3 Rubik's Cube by Mats Valk of the Netherlands in March 2013. He set a time of 5.55 seconds at the Zonhoven Open in Belgium.
Grab a cube today and test your solving ability! Don't have one? Just go to Google for the 3-D interactive version of the Rubik's Cube!
Today Google launched one of its coolest doodles yet: a 3-D interactive Rubik’s Cube. Built thanks to advances in CSS and a few smart design tricks, it’s one of the most challenging doodles the company has done so far. It’s also one of the most well-timed. May 19—5/19—honors the roughly 519 quintillion possible configurations of the iconic puzzle.
How many times have you outsmarted the 'cube'?