Renton man sets Rubik's Cube world record

Renton man sets Rubik's Cube world record

Renton man sets Rubik's Cube world record

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 7 at 8:15 AM

A Renton man set a world record in the 6x6 Rubik's cube over the weekend.

Kevin Hays, 19, solved the puzzle in 1 minute, 40 seconds in the competition in Vancouver, B.C.

"The previous weekend I won the Rubik's Cube World Championships in the 5x5, 6x6, and 7x7 events," he said.

The "normal" Rubik's cube has 9 squares on each side. The 6x6 has 36 squares on each side.

Watch the video (BELOW) of Hays solving the puzzle and you'd think it was sped up - it's not. "Cubers" use complex algorithms to solve the puzzle.

Hays has traveled across the U.S. and even to Thailand for competitions.

“When I started it was a pretty nerdy thing to do,” he said. "But when I started winning things, people were like, OK."

Follow Hays on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kt_Hays

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