The Rubik’s cube, plaguing everyone since the late 1970’s. Millions were sold, millions were broken down to cheat; few were actually completed. Yet there seems to be a steady pace of Rubik’s fans around the world that still attend events revolving around this monstrous creation.
During the finals stages of a Rubik’s Cube competition at Central Bucks West High School in Pennsylvania on Saturday; Colin Burns sat down to what was to be the world record breaking attempt. The previous record stood at 5.55 seconds, held by Mats Valk from the Netherlands, but Burns slipped in and beat the time by .3 of a second; pinning the new record at 5.253 seconds.
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The competition was an officially held event by the World Cube Association; a representative confirmed “Although this result has not been uploaded to the WCA database just yet, we can confirm that this is (or will be soon) the new official WCA world record for the 3x3x3 single solve category. To our best knowledge, it has been performed in an official competition, with all the rules being followed, even the scramble has been checked for its correctness.”
5.25 seconds, it took me that long to understand the first move from a YouTube video. Have you ever completed one? What about without hints off the internet? Let us know in the comments.
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