Teen Collin Burns Absolutely Destroys Rubik’s Cube, Sets New World Record

In the land of high-stakes Rubik’s cubing, three-tenths of a second can make you famous.

Teenager Collin Burns absolutely obliterated the world record to solve a Rubik’s Cube on Saturday at a World Cubing Association competition held in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Burns’ time, a mind-boggling 5.25 seconds, beat the previous record of 5.55 seconds held by Dutchman Mats Valk.

A video of the competition shows Burns’ cube-solving comrades exploding with joy as he drops the completed puzzle to stop the clock at 5.25 seconds.

His record is expected to stand, Mashable reported, meaning the competition was legitimate and Burns will hold the official world record.

Rubik’s, the company that owns the world-famous puzzle, congratulated Burns on his new record in a tweet.

A new World Record for the 3×3 Rubik’s Cube: https://t.co/4as5mgGOYI

— Rubik’s (@Rubiksonline) April 27, 2015

How much faster can humans get? If we want to reign supreme over our machines, we’ll have to cut off a few more seconds. Last year a Lego robot solved a cube in 3.253 seconds, according to The Verge.

A Rubik’s Cube can hold 43 quintillion different positions.

H/T Mashable

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