WATCH: Cherry Hill cuber Dana Yi solves puzzle in 8.38 seconds at LSC

Beyond Rubik's Cube

In honor of #ThrowbackThursday, we're looking back at the Rubik's Cube Speed Cubing Competition, held last month at LSC!

The event was a huge success. Talented speed cubers from around the state came to the Science Center for a series of competitions, including 3x3x3 Cubes, 4x4x4 Cubes, one-handed solving, and more.

Check out this video of competitor Dana Yi solving the puzzle in 8.38 seconds. A Cherry Hill resident, Yi is one of the fastest cubers in the world, currently ranked #20 by the World Cube Association.

The winner of LSC's competition last month was fellow NJ resident Patrick Ponce, who won with a 7.74 second average. Ponce recently held the title of reigning 3x3x3 world record holder with a solve of 4.69 seconds.

Wow, there are so many talented speed cubers out of the Garden State! We love it!

Interested in learning more about the Rubik's Cube puzzle and the surrounding culture and sport? LSC is creator of Beyond Rubik's Cube, the world's first museum exhibition all about the Rubik's Cube puzzle. It is currently touring the country, and can be seen next at Destiny USA in Syracuse, N.Y. beginning Feb. 17. Click here to get more information.

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