Google is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Rubik’s Cube, by featuring a playable Rubik’s Cube on Google.com. As you can imagine, internet users have been frantically trying to solve the puzzle and now we show you how it’s done with a live completed cube.
You can always count on Google to produce the goods and this latest doodle is arguably one of the best we’ve ever seen from the tech giants. Trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube is no easy task for the average consumer, but now you can put your mind to work directly from Google’s homepage.
For a little back history, The Rubik’s Cube dates way back to 1974 and was invented by Erno Rubik, a Hungarian architect. Since that time, there has been many world record attempts, with some amazing feats which you have probably witnessed on YouTube.
Try out the Google Rubik’s Cube for yourself though and challenge yourself to see if you can beat your record. Remember that in the left hand corner, you will see the Google Rubik’s Cube minimum moves, so you can always try to beat your score each time.
So, anyone able to beat my /god tier/ 23m29s record on the Google Rubik's Cube doodle? It feels so clumsy.
— Chris Hansen (@plausibility_) May 18, 2014
Theoretically, the most quickest way to solve the puzzle is with 20 moves only. How close can you get to this on Google’s online Rubik’s Cube? We’ve included a video below showing one live attempt by Simon Reuger. We’ve also added one of the most amazing Rubik’s Cube videos available in the current era.
Have fun and let us know how quick you managed to solve this puzzle.