14-Year Old Sets New Rubik's Cube World Record, Becomes First To Solve In Under 5-Seconds

November 25, 2015

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14-year old Lucas Etter of Kentucky has set a new world record for solving a 3x3 Rubik's cube, with a time of 4.904 seconds. Lucas set the record at a World Cube Association event in Maryland, and beat the previous record of 5.09 seconds (set earlier that day at the same event), and became the first to solve a cube in under 5 seconds. The record prior to that day was 5.25 seconds, set back in April. Man, it must have been a bittersweet victory for the first guy to beat the record that day. You think you're on top, then somebody comes along THE VERY SAME DAY and takes everything away from you. You know what they say though: It's better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all. I'm just not sure how that applies here, because I'd be f***ing pissed.

Keep going for a video of the victorious feeling.

Thanks to Luciano, who's hoping to set the new world record after getting a cube with only one color wrong.

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