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Large Rubik's Cube travels Hudson River for 40th anniversary

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An inflatable Rubike's Cube was towed on a barge along the Hudson River on Friday, July 11, 2014. (MyFoxNY) An inflatable Rubike's Cube was towed on a barge along the Hudson River on Friday, July 11, 2014. (MyFoxNY)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A large inflatable Rubik’s Cube is sailing around New York City to celebrate the birthday of its inventor and the toy’s 40th anniversary.

Hungarian professor Erno Rubik is credited with inventing the world’s best-selling toy in 1974. 

The colorful, solid cube, twists and turns, but does not break or fall apart.

To commemorate Rubik's 70th birthday on Sunday and the Rubik's Cube's anniversary, a tugboat is towing the inflatable version around city landmarks.

On Friday, the Cube departed Miller’s Launch on Staten Island and embarked on a tour that included a stop at the Statue of Liberty before continuing up the Hudson River.

The 20x20 inflatable cube's marine expedition is part of the Liberty Science Center’s ‘Rubik’s Birthday Bash,’ a celebration taking place July 11 - July 13.

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