We’ve all seen those impressive videos of expert puzzlers solving a Rubik’s cube so fast that their hands are just a frenzied, colorful blur. Well, a teenage boy in China has just one-upped them all by solving three Rubik’s cubes at once: one in each hand and one between his feet.
Que Jianyu is a 13-year-old boy from Xiamen in southeast China. His latest feat didn’t just beat an existing world record – it set a brand new one. He is the first person to successfully attempt to solve three of the popular puzzles at once in this rather unusual fashion, which he completed in one minutes and 36.39 seconds.
According to a report by Global News, the challenge was witnessed by an official Guinness World Records adjudicator on October 13th. The official media handout was then released on Guinness World Records Day, November 8th.
Jianyu is considered a seasoned expert in all Rubik’s cube matters. The Guinness World Records official website quite rightly describes the teenager as a “master of Rubik’s cubes.” He first took up the hobby at the age of six and has pursued it in earnest ever since.
The Global News report shows a video of Jianyu surrounded by colorful, three-dimensional puzzles of all shapes and sizes, not the just standard cube.
This world record is not the youngster’s first. Jianyu seems to have a flair for slightly quirky puzzle-related challenges. He already holds a Guinness World Record for the fastest time to solve a Rubik’s cube upside down (15.84 seconds), as well as the fastest time to solve three Rubik’s cubes while juggling (five minutes 6.61 seconds).
Not only is he a puzzle-solving genius, but these other two records prove that Jianyu also has circus and athletic skills to rival even the most talented of his contemporaries.
The teenager achieved his upside-down title (beating the previous record by 1.6 seconds) on October 13th, the same day as his two-hands-two-feet record.
However, the Rubik’s cube “master” is not content with simply breaking the existing upside-down record. He is already talking about future attempts and says he will need to strengthen his legs to improve his performance even further.
Jianyu says Rubik’s cubes have not only changed his way of thinking but have also helped him make more friends and make his dreams “more concrete.”
With such ambition and skill, it seems that this 13-year-old has many more world record titles waiting for him in the future. Watch this space.