Rubik’s Cube had become as one of the most popular toy puzzle in the globe after it was introduced decades ago and a teenager had recently been the best conqueror of this puzzle. Collin Burns completed the 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube in just 5.25 seconds, successfully grabbing the world record.
In an official Rubik's Cube event held in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, , the newest US national 'speedcubing' champion was able to be 0.3 faster than the previous record.
As soon as the others realized what had just happened, they gathered around Burns with excitement. The previous world record was by Dutchman Mats Valk with 5.55 seconds. It was evident on Burns’ face that he was also surprised with the record and he smile broke when it had sunk in.
The rest of the crowd patted him at the back. A WCA representative had confirmed that the teenager had broken the record for 3x3x3 with all applied rules.
Rubik’s Cube was created by architecture professor Erno Rubik in 1974 as part of his strategy to teach his students about spatial relationships in an interesting way. It took him a month to solve the first prototype. The cube had been patented in Hungary and had begun a craze. Soon, in 1980, the world caught on the craze and millions had been sold since.