One of the icons of the 80s was the infuriating puzzle cube called the Rubik’s Cube. Anyone around during that era has played with one and likely received enough of them as Christmas gifts to build a house out of the blocks. Back in the day, it was a big deal if you could even solve the cube in days or weeks.
These days people need only seconds to solve the puzzle. Take this kid named Collin Burns. He was on hand at a Rubik’s Cube competition at Central West Bucks High School in Doylestown, Pennsylvania over the weekend. That competition was to see how quickly you could solve the puzzle cube.
Burns solved the puzzle in 5.25 seconds, breaking the world record for solving the puzzle. Before Burns came in with his record-breaking run, the previous record was held by a man from the Netherlands and stood at 5.55 seconds.
The contest on Saturday was an official contest held by the World Cube Association. The record hasn’t been updated just yet, but presumably, that will happen soon. The puzzle cube used in the contest was an official 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube. Before the record can be made official, the scramble has to be checked for correctness.