A new world record has been set for solving a Rubik’s Cube.
14-year-old Lucas Etter of Lexington, Kentucky, pulled of the feat in just 4.90 sconds during a competition in Maryland held over the weeked.
In 2014 Lucas set another record for the smaller “2x2x2” Rubik’s Cube, beating it in 1.69 seconds during a World Cube Association-sponsored competition at the University of Michigan.
The Rubik’s cube was invented in 1974 by Erno Rubik, a Hungarian architect, who wanted a working model to help explain three-dimensional geometry. Immediately after he invented it, it took Erno more than a month to solve his own puzzle.
In 1982, the world record for soliving a standard 3x3x3 cube stood at 22.95 seconds. By 2013, it was down to just 5.55 seconds, a record held until recently Mats Valk of Holland.
Lucas beat the previous record of 5.25 seconds, set in April by Pennsylvania teenager.
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