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Rubik’s Cube turns 40

rubik's cube

To celebrate Rubik’s Cube’s 40th birthday, Google’s created this interactive doodle. Try not to waste your whole day there. (BONUS: Use the cube to create some 808 drum machine grooves here.)

When I was about nine or ten, I was one of those kids who could solve Rubik’s Cube in under a minute. People thought we were savants. In reality, were were just relatively good at reading technical manuals. I remember locking myself in my room for a weekend with this now-vintage book, going superdeep, reading the thing word for word, and finding total peace. It was the most intensive study of anything I’d ever done up until that point in life. In hindsight, it’s probably the first observable sign of the ADHD:

rubik's cube book

rubik's cube book

When I emerged, I was a genius.

Happy birthday, old friend. Life starts now.

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