Update: In keeping with the square theme, Google has taken this anniversary as an opportunity to join Instagram, hooray! First post is the Rubik’s Cube in video.

This may just be the best Google Doodle yet: a fully-functional Rubik’s Cube! Click on the small cube to open up the interactive version. Click and drag any row or column to rotate it, and do the same underneath or alongside the cube to turn the entire cube … 

The Rubik’s Cube was invented back in 1974 and became the world’s best-selling toy, selling more than 350M units. If you want to try for the world record, you may want to practice your mousing skills first: the current record, set by Mats Valk in March of last year, was just 5.55 seconds.

This has, however, been beaten by a robot. CubeStormer III, a robot built using Lego Mindstorms and a Samsung Galaxy S4 solved the cube in 3.25 seconds.


FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:

You’re reading 9to5Google — experts who break news about Google and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Google on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author

Ben Lovejoy's favorite gear