New Rubik’s Cube World Record Inspires Students to Learn: Instructional Videos
November 14, 2016
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The Rubik’s Cube is very difficult to solve on its own, and solving it in such a short amount of time as under five seconds might have seemed impossible, until this past weekend.
Dutch speedcuber Mats Valk, at 20 years old, broke the world record for solving a 3×3 Rubik’s Cube in 4.74 seconds at a competition held in East Java, Indonesia on November 5th, 2016. He broke the record set by fifteen-year-old American Lucas Etter of 4.90 seconds on November 24, 2015.
Valk has been one of the modern pioneers of speedsolving the Rubik’s Cube. He held the record single 3×3 solve time of 5.55 seconds from 2013-2015. In his 4.74 second solve, he used a method subset that he created, Valk Last Slot, and he used his own brand of speedcube, The Valk 3, which is available for purchase at online stores.
Here is a link to his video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLksISrKtO8
If you want to learn how to solve a Rubik’s Cube, check out this tutorial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmnSpUgOvyI