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Teenager cuts nearly a third of a second off Rubik's Cube world record

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A teenager has just lopped an impressive 0.3 seconds off the world record for solving a Rubik's Cube. Collin Burns solved a traditional (3x3x3) Rubik's Cube in just 5.25 seconds this weekend in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. That time beat the previous record, 5.55 seconds, which was set in the Netherlands by Mats Valk in 2013.

Speed demon

The record-setting attempt was held at an official World Cube Association competition, with a regulation, pre-scrambled cube. A representative from the association tells Mashable that "we can confirm that this is ... the new official WCA world record for the 3x3x3 single solve category." The spokesperson added, "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."

You can check out Burns' handiwork below (his hands move quickly-!) and watch as his fellow teens appropriately freak out when they see the time. Despite the achievement, us humans still have some ways to go before we beat our robotic counterparts — a Lego device set a 3.253 record last year.

Note: Raucous teenagers are extremely loud. Set your volume to the minimum before playing.