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Man Solves Rubik's Cube In 5.4 Seconds At World Championship

Man Solves Rubik's Cube In 5.4 Seconds At World Championship
From Deadspin - July 16, 2017

Amidst a weekend of fighting game championships and other major tournaments, the worlds finest Rubiks cubers have descended upon Paris for a record-breaking world championship.

The world championships fall under the WCA, or World Cube Association, regulations. All puzzles have to have colored parts and must be scrambled before competition using computer-generated random scramble sequences. The WCA actually provides an approved scramble program, and an on-site scrambler approves that it has been correctly randomized. Players get an opportunity to look over the puzzle and set out a plan, and then theyre off to the cube races.

Already this weekend, several world records have been broken. Feliks Zemdegs, a cube-solver from Australia who walked up to his 3x3x3 cube final with the Imperial March playing, set a new world record for the 6x6x6 cube at 1:20.036.

Zemdegs also set a new record for the 7x7x7, at 2:06.73.

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