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A 21-year-old California man breaks records for fastest to solve Rubik’s cube at 3.13 seconds

21-year-old speedcuber from Cerritos, California Max Park broke the record for the fastest time to solve a 3x3x3 rotating puzzle cube in 3.13 seconds, according to Guinness World Records.

He broke the previous record of 3.47 seconds by Yusheng Du of China, which was set in 2018.

Park shared the video of this feat that happened during the Pride in Long Beach 2023 event in California, USA, on June 11 on his Instagram – showing everyone gets excited about the feat he has achieved.


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“The atmosphere was electric, everybody knew that he had broken the record, and I think partially everybody was in shock,” Park’s father told the Guinness.

He added, “The cubing world has been nothing short of ecstatic. Everybody was really waiting to see who was going to break that record. When Max did it, everybody was very happy for him.”

The speedcuber was known as a Guinness World Records Hall of Famer, holding multiple other world records for his speedcubing skills, ranging from small cubes to large cubes, and using one hand and both hands.

According to his parents, cubing has been “a good therapy” for Park who has been diagnosed with autism at the early age of two and has had problems with his motor skills.

“There was a time when Max couldn’t even open water bottles, but he showed interest in solving Rubik’s Cubes,” they said.

With the motto “don’t think, just solve,” Park now has competed in numerous competitions, winning various awards, and has been named an official ambassador for Rubik’s.

He has also appeared in Netflix’s 2020 documentary film The Speed Cubers along with fellow speedcuber Feliks Zemdegs.

In an interview with Wired magazine, computer scientist Tom Rockiki explained that there are more than 43 quintillion ways to scramble a Rubik’s cube. “That’s more positions than there are grains of sand on all of Earth’s beaches.”


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