Over the weekend, the Kentuckian was at an event a CubingUSA meet at River Hill High School in Clarksville, where he sat down to solve the Cube. After a few seconds of examination, he laid it down. Then, he picked up the Rubik’s cube, and spun it around. In a video, the colors are moving so fast it’s difficult to tell what he’s doing. But when it hit the table 4.9 seconds later, it was solved. Touchdown-style celebrations ensued.
Turns out, it was a world record feat. Guinness confirmed today that Etter is the new world record holder for the Fastest Time to Solve a Rubik’s Cube.
In the video, however, the students are proclaiming an even bigger feat, saying “Two world record in one meet!”
That’s because The Free State was almost able to claim the multi-colored crown. Earlier in the day, Marylander Keaton Ellis registered 5.09 seconds.
While Ellis didn’t have much time to savor — or even officially register — his record, recent history indicates the standard may not last long. The previous record of 5.25 seconds was only recorded in April.
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