Rubik’s Cube world record broken in Edinburgh

Oliver Frost solved the Rubik's Cube in record timing. Picture: Hemedia

Oliver Frost solved the Rubik's Cube in record timing. Picture: Hemedia

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THIS is the incredible moment a new world record for solving a 4x4 Rubik’s Cube was smashed - blindfolded.

The best time was shortened to 2 minutes 10.47 seconds by Oliver Frost at the University of Edinburgh on Saturday.

Oliver, 21, a neuroscience student at the University of Westminster, beat his own previous record of 2 minutes 18.65 seconds to retain the title for the fourth time in a row.

He said: “It always feels great to break a world record, especially if you’ve worked hard for it for as long as I have to develop my memory and methods.

“But ultimately the reason I compete is to meet up with some of my best friends, travel around the UK and even abroad and to keep my brain sharp.

“To get to my speed it did take quite a lot of practice.

Oliver was blindfolded as he solved the puzzle. Picture: Hemedia

Oliver was blindfolded as he solved the puzzle. Picture: Hemedia

“I used to practice for a few hours a day, until I got a bit older and started to focus on university and jobs.”

The challenge was one of several World Cube Association events contested by participants from 14 countries.

Oliver added: “The techniques for memorizing something like a Rubik’s Cube or even other things like packs of cards or numbers have stayed the same for thousands of years.

“Everyone is capable - it just requires a bit of patience.”

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