New Rubik's Cube World Record Set At 4.22 Seconds

Newsflare Published May 6, 2018 2,030 Plays

Rumble / Fascinating PeopleThis is the incredible moment Australian Feliks Zemdegs broke the Rubik's Cube World Record by solving the puzzle in 4.22 seconds. The astonishing feat took place on May 6, in Melbourne, Australia.

A student from Australia, Felix Zemdeghs, set a new world record for the speed of building a Rubik's cube, overtaking the previous champion by just 0.01 seconds and collecting a puzzle in 4.73 seconds, the Daily Mail reported.

Competitions were held in Melbourne. The former champion - the Dutchman Mats Valk - sat in the competition next to Zemdeghs. Both champions are 20 years old.

The participants in the assembly competitions are given time to study the cube before proceeding with the assembling. Zemdegs studied the puzzle for 10 seconds, then announced his readiness to begin. The whole process was filmed on the camera, which could hardly catch the movements of the hands of Zemdegs because of the incredible speed.

When it became clear that Zemdeghs set a new world record, former champion Mats Valk took hold of his head and sank to the table. However, very soon he was first to shake hands, and together with others congratulate the new champion.

Felix Zemdegs is a famous collector of the Rubik's cubes and other puzzles. In 2010, he set his first world records for Rubik's cubes in size 3x3x3 and 4x4x4. Then he built the cubes for 9.21 and 42.01 seconds, respectively.

Favorite Soviet puzzle game Rubik's cube captures the hearts of children again. Schoolchildren learned to build the colored cube in 4 seconds, blindly, with one hand and legs. There was even a whole sport - speedcubing. At the speed of young geniuses collect not only the classic Rubik but also its mutated modifications.

The history of the Rubik's cube began in March 1970, when Larry Nichols invented a 2 × 2 × 2 puzzle with rotating parts assembled on magnets. The inventor immediately applied for a Canadian patent and, on April 11, 1972, Nicholls received an American patent under. On April 9, 1970, Frank Fox applied for a spherical puzzle 3 × 3 × 3, and on January 16, 1974, he received a patent.

In the mid-1970s, Ernie Rubik worked in the Interior Design Department at the Academy of Applied Arts in Budapest. His invention comes as a result of a mind-boggling problem he was having with how to teach his students mathematical theory. Working in groups, Rubik once made 27 wooden blocks, painted each in six colors. Suddenly, it turned out to be quite difficult to put one cube out of them, so that each face was painted in its own color. Rubik himself fought the task for a whole month. Even though it is commonly believed that Rubik's first cube was built as a teaching tool to help his students understand three-dimensional objects, in fact, the original goal of Rubik was to solve the problem of structural displacement of independent parts. But the most difficult was to come up with a mechanism. On January 30, 1975, E. Rubik received the Hungarian patent "The Magic Cube" (Bűvös kocka).

The first batches of Rubik's cube were released in late 1977 for the Budapest toy store. It was by accident that a German computer entrepreneur of Hungarian descent, Tibor Laczi, became interested in a toy by accident. When he went on a business trip to Hungary, he sat down in a local restaurant to have a coffee, and he saw a little thing in the hands of the waiter of the cafe. A mathematician, Lazi came to admire the toy and literally the next day he arrived at the state trading company Konsumex and offered to sell the cube in the West. Then he met Rubik.