LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- A Lexington mother beams with pride at her son’s accomplishment but admits, she never expected he’d be called “World’s Fastest”.
Dana Etter laughed Wednesday night when asked if she ever thought her 14-year-old son, Lucas would ever being called the world’s fastest anything. But he is now. In late November, at a Rubik’s Cube event in Maryland, Lucas did the unthinkable, beating the world record for fastest single solve of a 3 x 3 cube. His time was 4.90 seconds and his peers erupted around him when he slammed the cube down, stopping the time.
“I couldn’t believe it, really, I just couldn’t believe it,” said Lucas Etter. He’s a soft-spoke freshman at Henry Clay High School.
It was at Lucas’ grandparents’ home where he was first introduced to the cube. Little did he know, the toy his father once played with would gain him international notoriety and Internet fame. The YouTube video of his recent accomplishment already has more than 2-million views.
“I just kind of started playing with it and then I happened to look up the world record and that kind of inspired me to learn how to solve it.” You can find a link to that video here.