A new champion from Pennsylvania Collin Burns solved three-by-three-by-three Rubik’s Cube in just 5.25 seconds. He beat the previous record which was set in 2013 by a Dutch Mats Valk by 0.3 seconds.
An American Teen established a new record. 5.25 seconds were needed to become popular worldwide.
A new champion from Pennsylvania Collin Burns solved three-by-three-by-three Rubik’s Cube in just 5.25 seconds. He beat the previous record which was set in 2013 by a Dutch Mats Valk by 0.3 seconds. The record of a 15-year-old home-educated boy was established at a World Cube Association competition at Central Bucks West High School on Saturday.
The official site of the colorful cube Rubiks.com wrote in a blog post that 0.3 seconds might seem like not a big amount of time. But when you start thinking about 43 quintillion possible positions for a Rubik’s Cube, the fact that boy solved this problem in about 5 seconds is mind blowing.
On Monday, Burns sent an email to Today describing his reaction. He said that it is incredible. He also added that it had taken some time to sink in.
A World Cube Association representative, Kian D. Barry, confirmed to Today that the teenager did break the record. In an email he said that as the WCA Delegate, he can confirm the time of the record as valid. He mentioned that after every competition they check the information twice for its accuracy. Barry also said that the results will be completed soon.
In 1974 Hungarian sculptor and architecture professor invented Rubik’s Cube. Very soon it became the most famous toy in the 1980s and it still remains very popular till nowadays. Rubik’s Cube is a combination of 26 smaller cubes that can be rotated on a central axis. The main idea of the toy is to manipulate the cubes so that each side can be colored in one single color.