The average person will need five seconds to at least touch a Rubik’s Cube, but it took Collin Burns the same amount of time to solve one.
It was during the final round of a Rubik’s Cube-solving competition held at Doylestown, Pennsylvania’s Central Bucks West High School, when Burns was able to break the world record for the quickest time solving a 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube: 5.25 seconds, to be exact.
Mats Valks, who lives in Netherlands, held the previous record at 5.55 seconds.
A representative for the World Cube Association, which officiated last Saturday’s competition, told Mashable, “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.”
One of the world’s best Rubik’s Cube solver, Burns is also skilled in solving 4×4 and 5×5 cubes, not to mention he has also won first place awards in one-handed competitions.
Watch the video here. (WARNING: Extremely loud)