Collin Burns hails from Doylestown, Pennsylvania

By Alex Heigl
April 27, 2015 12:10 PM

Warning: Loud teens screaming – turn your volume down

Kids these days.

Collin Burns, a teenager at Central Bucks West High School in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, has set a new world record for solving a standard 3x3x3 Rubik’s cube: 5.25 seconds. That’s nearly a third of a second better than the previous world record, held by Mats Valk from the Netherlands. (U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!)

Burns was competing in an official World Cube Association event on Saturday, and a representative from the WCA confirmed to Mashable that Burns’s record is indeed an official one.

“Although this result has not been uploaded to the WCA database just yet, we can confirm that this is (or will be soon) the new official WCA world record for the 3x3x3 single solve category. To our best knowledge, it has been performed in an official competition, with all the rules being followed; even the scramble has been checked for its correctness.”

Good luck beating the Cubestormer 3 robot, though.

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