Test Your Rubik's Cube Skills With the New Google Doodle



Today's Google Doodle is a special treat for puzzle lovers — a fully functional, animated Rubik's Cube.
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Rubik's Cube on Google Doodle homepage marks the 40th anniversary of the toy's creation.
IMAGE: SCREENSHOT/GOOGLE.COM
Click on the cube that adorns Google homepage today, and its faces will get randomly mixed up, rendering most of us unable to work for a couple hours before we give up on the damn thing.

We'd like to tell you what happens when you solve the cube, but for obvious reasons you'll have to figure that one out for yourself.
Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik invented the Rubik's Cube in 1974 — today is the 40th anniversary of its creation. More than 350 million Cubes were sold as of 2009, making it one of the most successful toys ever.
BONUS: 8 Google Easter Eggs Worth the Extra Peep

  • 1. Unlimited free Google searches

    Here's a fun nod to the world of video games. By speaking the Konami code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right) out loud into Google's voice search option, you'll unlock the "Google cheat mode" for unlimited free searches.
    VIDEO: YOUTUBE, RUSTYBRICK
  • Google-easter-eggs-blink-marquee

    2. Blink HTML

    Blinking text has long been ridiculed in the HTML world. Google is in on the joke, and hid a little Easter egg for like-minded web nerds. Type in "blink HTML" into Google, and the resulting page will feature blinking text.
    IMAGE: RAPID PURPLE
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    3. Marquee HTML

    Much like blink HTML, the marquee feature on HTML is a loathed web effect. Type "marquee HTML" into Google, and the search results will turn into a scroll at the top of the page.
    IMAGE: SEARCH ENGINE ROUNDTABLE
  • Googlehunger

    4. "I'm feeling...hungry?"

    Hovering over the "I'm feeling lucky" bar will roll around a few other options you might not have known about. Place your mouse cursor over the button and you'll see new choices such as "I’m feeling stellar" (which takes you to pictures of the galaxy), "I'm feeling hungry" (which takes you to restaurants), "I’m feeling generous," "I'm feeling artistic" and more.
    IMAGE: GOOGLE
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    5. What's your Bacon number?

    We're all connected to Kevin Bacon. Well, famous people are anyway. Typing in "Bacon number" followed by the name of a famous actor or actress will show you just how many degrees apart that person is from the Footloose actor.
    IMAGE: GOOGLE
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    6. Google in 1998

    To celebrate its 15th birthday in 2013, the search engine decided to give users a flashback. Typing in "Google in 1998" turns the site back to the way it looked more than a decade ago.
    IMAGE: GOOGLE
  • 7. German beatbox

    Google Translate likes to get in on the fun, too. Type in the following nonsensical paragraph into the translate box, select German, hit "translate" and then click the audio button to hear Google translate start beatboxing.
    Here's what to copy and paste:
    pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk pv bschk bschk pv kkkkkkkkkk bschk bschk bschk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk pv bschk bschk pv kkkkkkkkkk bschk bschk bschk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk pv bschk bschk pv kkkkkkkkkk bschk bschk bschk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk pv bschk bschk pv kkkkkkkkkk bschk bschk bschk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk pv zk bschk pv zk pv bschk zk bschk pv bschk bschk pv kkkkkkkkkk bschk bschk bschk
    VIDEO: YOUTUBE, HUNDREDS100
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    8. Atari Breakout

    Once you're in Google Images, search the term "Atari Breakout." A game similar to the original Breakout will materialize, in honor of Atari's 37th birthday.
    IMAGE: GOOGLE




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