Rubik's Cube Turns 40


Google Doodle May 19, 2014


Did you ever play with a Rubik's Cube? My children each had one ... so I gave it a few tries back in the day, completing the three-dimensional puzzle most of the time - or just walking away as one of my daughters finish it for me.

Time passed and a new generation was born ... My then 16 year old grandson, Michael, was proud to show me how he could complete the Rubik's Cube quickly - much like the man in the video below - no matter how you originally presented it to him. Twist ... twist ... turn ... turn ... several times rapidly and Michael was done as if in a contest with friends. As I sat there in awe, once again this affirmed to me that the brains of today's children are programmed differently than those of older generations. This relates to the careers and challenges they would experience as they became adults ... or Michael is just a genius with his 4.0+ average today as a sophomore in high school and the star athlete (proud grandma moment).


Rubik's Cube invention: from speedcubing to a Google doodle   The Guardian - May 19, 2014
Emo Rubik's Cube is 40. On the day Google celebrates four decades of puzzling with an interactive doodle, Ian Scheffler considers the extraordinary competitive scene that has built up in its wake.

Rubik's Cube Google Doodle Will Drive Everyone Nuts Today   CNN - May 19, 2014
Expect workplace productivity to plunge today as everyone who ends up on the Google homepage -- basically, everyone -- starts playing with a digital Rubik's Cube.






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