Every year a Rubik’s Cube contest is held in Belgium. This year’s tournament, the Zonhoven Open 2012, took place on February 25 and 26. The contest has many tasks, one of which involve solving a cube blindfolded.
For this event, the contestant is able to look over the cube for a few seconds before beginning the competition.
He or she is then blindfolded and must proceed to solve the standard 3x3x3 cube. For extra assurance, a piece of paper is held over the cube to guarantee the contestant cannot see what he or she is doing.
Marcell Endrey not only participated and completed the task; he also managed to beat the World Cube Association’s record.
According to an article published on CNET, the previous record for this challenge was 30.58 seconds- Endrey did it in 28.80 seconds.
This is not the first time Endrey has been in the limelight for his Rubik’s talent.
According to an article on CubeLoop.com, Endrey succeeded in completing 19/19 cubes blindfolded in the World Championship 2011 competition. Though that record has been broken, Endrey has once again brought his name to the top of the charts with this new world record.
To see the video of Endrey breaking the record, visit CNET’s website, or search for Marcell Endrey in YouTube. To view upcoming competitions/events in the Rubik’s Cube world, visit the World Cube Association website.