A teenage 13-year-old boy from China has set the Guinness World Record for solving 3 Rubiks Cubes using his hands and feet. Que Jianyu from Xiamen already had the Guinness World Record for solving 3 Rubiks cubes while juggling, but the young man wanted more records. Jianyu is considered by some to be the greatest Rubiks cube solver in the world.
The boy achieved this at a local basketball gym on Guinness World Records Day 2018. Que Jianyu held three Rubiks cubes, one in each hand and the third with his feet. An official record validator gave him the go and he was off.
It only took him 1 minute and 36.39 seconds to solve all three Rubiks cubes to set the new record. For this challenge, Jianyu said that observation and coordination were key. Check the video below.
In addition, he set a new Guinness World Record for solving a Rubik’s cube upside down. Jianyu said the most difficult part of this challenge was the strength of his legs. He said that he would need to work his legs out to get them stronger.
This only took him 15.84 seconds. Check the video below.
Que Jianyu started playing with Rubik’s cubes since he was 6 years old. He told Guinness World Record that it changed his way of thinking. “When I was younger, I could hardly understand what [having a] dream really meant. It is Rubik’s cubes that have made my dream more concrete, and I believe that I have the power to strive for better results in the future,” he said. In addition, he said that it has helped him make friends.
Que Jianyu now has 4 Guinness World Records. He has the “Fastest time to solve three Rubik’s cubes whilst juggling” (5 minutes 6.61 seconds), “Fastest time to solve a Rubik’s Cube by a team of two” (25.63 seconds), “Fastest time to solve three Rubik’s cubes simultaneously with both hands and feet” (1 minute, 36.39 seconds), and “Fastest time to solve a Rubik’s cube upside down”(15.84 seconds).
It’s may seem to the average human that what Jianyu is doing seems impossible. Most of us can’t even solve one Rubik’s cube, let alone three. However, Jianyu believes that formulas and practice are keys to solving the cubes. “For beginners, it may look much difficult to achieve these records. At first, I solved the cube’s by using the formulas, after million times of practice I was familiar with all the logic of the formulas and then I upgrade them to my own way,” he said. Additionally, Jianyu tells everyone that anyone can get a Guinness World Record as long as you put in the work. “Guinness World Records is a fair platform for challengers from all over the world. Once you set up your mind and you can accomplish anything.”