Solving a Rubik’s Cube is difficult as it is. Imagine doing it in just a matter of seconds.
You can’t, can you?
That’s where Dutchman Mats Valk comes in. In his case it’s not a matter of whether he’ll solve it, but how long it’ll take him.
During the second round of the World Cube Association’s Jawa Timur Open — yes, they have a Rubik’s Cube tournament — in Indonesia, the 20-year-old solved his puzzle in a mere 4.74 seconds to set a new world record.
His time beat the previous record of 4.9 seconds set by 14-year-old Lucas Etter in 2015 by nearly 0.2 seconds, a lifetime in the Rubik’s Cube world.
The Twitterverse was clearly impressed by the young man’s feat.
The new Rubik's Cube world record is 4.74 seconds, in that time I can drop my pen and maybe pick it up??— Emily Bebbington (@emilybebbs) November 7, 2016
There's a person out there that can solve a rubix cube in 4.74 seconds and it still takes me 5 minutes to decide what's for dinner— Clay Duncan (@Yogi_Bert) November 6, 2016
The Rubik's Cube has been around for decades ever since it was invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and architecture professor Erno Rubik.
Since then we've seen some crazy things involving the unforgiving toy.
There was the ridiculous $2.5 Million Dollar Rubik’s Cube created by the Diamond Guy.
There was also this insane guy solving it while skydiving. Yes, you read that right.
Still, the world record somehow tops the list. Well done Mat!