By the time you’ve read this sentence, Feliks Zemdegs would have solved the world’s most famous puzzle.
The 22-year-old Aussie has just smashed the iconic Guinness World Records title for the Fastest time to solve a Rubik’s Cube, after he managed to knock 0.37 seconds off the previous mark.
Feliks completed the world-famous puzzle in just 4.22 seconds to take the title from SeungBeom Cho (Republic of Korea) who, according to the World Cube Association (the official organisation that regulates Rubik’s Cube competitions), held the record with a time of 4.59 sec.
Following the attempt in Australia this weekend, the achievement has been recognised by the World Cube Association and Guinness World Records.
This is not the first time Feliks has held this record; he has set over 100 Rubik’s Cube records during his speed-cubing career and has previously achieved this title on multiple occasions, getting his time down from 6.77 seconds in 2010 to 4.73 seconds in 2016.
His record-breaking solve has also raised his record for the Fastest average time to solve a Rubik's Cube (in competition) from 6.54 sec to 5.80 sec.
He currently holds several other cube solving record titles, such as Fastest time to solve a Rubik's Cube one-handed.
We met up with Feliks to talk about some of these achievements for a Facebook Live broadcast a couple of years ago.
His accomplishments earned him a place in our new book, Guinness World Records: Science & Stuff, where you will find loads more Rubik’s-related record titles as well as hundreds of other interesting records.