To celebrate the 70th birthday this weekend of the inventor of the Rubik's Cube, a giant version on the 80's phenomenon is towed along the Hudson River for display at a New Jersey exhibit. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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New Yorkers got a blast from the past as they watched a giant-sized Rubik's Cube being towed on a barge along the Hudson River, as part of an exhibit that celebrates the 70th birthday of the Cube's inventor later on Sunday (July 13).
The giant structure made its way to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ for a special exhibit called "Beyond Rubik's Cube".
The center says the program, which opened in April and continues through November, is the "world's first museum exhibition" about the cultural icon.
Ernő Rubik was just 29 years-old in 1974 when he designed the puzzle for his students, according the center's website.
A year later, he patented what would become "the most successful puzzle game the world has ever known", the website says.
The center says Rubik has shied away from the spotlight for 40 years and that "Beyond Rubik's Cube" displays his original Cube concepts for the first time.
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