How a 15-year-old solved a Rubik's Cube in 5.25 seconds

American teenager Collin Burns broke the Rubik's Cube world record earlier this year by solving the cube in 5.25 seconds — about a third of a second faster than the previous record, set in 2013 by a Dutch teen. The video of Burns's achievement went viral as the world collectively gasped, "How on earth did he do that?" This video is our best attempt to answer that question.

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