Google, Rubik's Cube


If you do not see another story publish to E! Online today, it's because our entire staff has fallen into the time suck that is Google's Rubik's Cube doodle. Goodbye, productivity! Go get your Justin Bieber news elsewhere!

(Just kidding: No puzzle could distract us from Biebs partying with Paris Hilton. Gross!) 

Forty years ago to the day, Hungarian professor Erno Rubik created his "Hungarian Magic Cube," which he never intended to be a toy but, as Telegraph explains, "a working model to help explain three-dimensional geometry."

Now, if you think the Rubik's cube is still not technically a toy, but a frustrating mind game that is IMPOSSIBLE to solve unless you just peel the stickers off and put them where you want them, then take solace in this: Erno Rubik couldn't even solve it.

"It was a code I myself had invented!" Professor Rubik said. "Yet I could not read it."

Which might be becausefun facta standard 9 x 9 Rubik's cube can be rearranged in 43 quintillion (that's 43,000,000,000,000,000,000) different ways. Eventually, Erno solved the puzzle after a month. You have probably 24 hours, before Google finds a new doodle.

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