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UK Freshman Lucas Etter is Speedcubing World Record holder and math major; Rubik’s cube = 6 secs

University of Kentucky freshman Lucas Etter still remembers the first time he solved a Rubik’s cube — it was exactly 10 years ago. “I first found a Rubik’s cube in my grandparents’ basement when I was 8, and my first time completing it was Sept. 27, 2009. So, I have been solving the cube for over half my life.” From the moment he picked up the cube, Etter was intrigued....

Henry Clay freshman Lucas Etter sets speedcubing world record; solves Rubik’s cube in a 4.90 seconds

Lucas Etter, a ninth-grader at Henry Clay High School, has set what is largely considered the most coveted and recognized world record in the speedcubing community. His time for a single solve of the Rubik’s cube 3×3 – only 4.90 seconds – was marked on Nov. 21 during a World Cube Association-sponsored competition outside of Baltimore, Maryland. His time will be a Guinness World record...

How does he do it? Lexington eighth-grader Lucas Etter ties world record in speedcubing

Lucas Etter, a rising eighth-grader at Edythe J. Hayes Middle School, has tied an official Guinness World Records mark in speedcubing. His record for “fastest average time to solve a 2x2x2 Rubik’s Cube” – in 1.69 seconds – was set during a World Cube Association-sponsored competition at the University of Michigan earlier this month.   Lucas’ solve times were 1.27, 1.50, 2.16, 1.40...