How fast can you solve a Rubik’s Cube? Not as fast as a Pennsylvania teenager who just set the world record.
Collin Burns completed the puzzle in 5.25 seconds. Lucky for us, someone caught the moment on video.
Burns was participating in an official World Cube Association competition at a high school in Doylestown, Pa., on Saturday. The previous record, set by Mats Valk from the Netherlands, was 5.5 seconds. A WCA representative confirmed to Mashable that Burns is indeed the new record holder.
“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,” the spokesperson said.
Want some tips from the new world record holder on how to solve the puzzle? He’s got them on his YouTube page.