TIME Appreciation

Get Ready to Procrastinate: Today’s Google Doodle is an Interactive Rubik’s Cube

Celebrates the 40th anniversary of the world's most addictive math toy

Prepare to spend your whole day procrastinating, because Monday’s Google Doodle is an interactive Rubik’s cube to honor the 40th birthday of the addictive puzzle.

You can click the Cube to twist it, and Google keeps track of how many moves you’ve made so far, so you can spend the whole day beating your own score instead of working on that important project. You’re “Googling stuff.”

The Rubik’s cube has been the toy of choice for nerds, geniuses, and loud kids in the back of the car ever since it was invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor Erno Rubik. It’s the world’s most fun math problem, and you’ll probably never solve it—but good luck spending the rest of the day trying.

MORE: How Google Made the Valentine’s Day Doodle

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com


Dear TIME Reader,

As a regular visitor to TIME.com, we are sure you enjoy all the great journalism created by our editors and reporters. Great journalism has great value, and it costs money to make it. One of the main ways we cover our costs is through advertising.

The use of software that blocks ads limits our ability to provide you with the journalism you enjoy. Consider turning your Ad Blocker off so that we can continue to provide the world class journalism you have become accustomed to.

The TIME Team