Watch: Boy smashes Rubik’s Cube world record

A US teenager has set a new world record for solving the Rubik’s Cube in under five seconds.

14-year old Lucas Etter smashed the previous record of 5.25 seconds, set in April by another US teenager. He also broke his previous best of 5.85 seconds.

According to the official rules, the Cube is randomly scrambled by a computer program and competitors have 15 seconds to observe it before solving it.

The Rubik’s Cube was invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik. Originally called the Magic Cube, the puzzle was licensed by Rubik to be sold by Ideal Toy Corp. It is widely regarded as the world’s best selling toy.

A video of his record was posted on YouTube, taken at River Hill Fall in Maryland, USA.

Video footage shows Etter solving the puzzle in 4.90 seconds.

 

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