Congratulations to Collin Burns who has just beaten Mats Valk’s 2013 World Record for solving the 3x3 Rubik’s Cube. Collin solved the Cube in 5.25 seconds, wiping 0.3 seconds off the old world record. 0.3 seconds might not seem like a remarkable amount of time, but when you consider that there are 43 quintillion possible positions for a Rubik’s Cube to be in the ability that someone is able to complete one anywhere near that fast is simply mind blowing.
Collin Burns of the USA performed this amazing feat to claim the world record at a WCA (World Cubing Association) competition in Pennsylvania. His previous best time was 5.93 seconds which had previously put him in 5th place. Collin is the reigning US Champ after winning the US Nationals in August 2014. Now with this number one spot many people will be asking if he will go on to take the world championship this year in Brazil.
When the Rubik’s Cube first came into existence it took Erno Rubik (its inventor) almost one month to put it back to its original state. Now that people are able to complete it in a little over 5 seconds it does beg the question: how much faster is it possible to go?
Make sure you check out the video of Collin solving the world record, it is simply astonishing!