A Chinese teenager is now the owner of two more Guinness World Records, completing Rubik’s Cubes in ways that almost no one had thought of before.
For his first, more impressive, world record, 13-year-old Que Jianyu from Xiamen solved three Rubik’s Cubes at the same time by using his hands and feet, completing the task in a time of 1 minute and 36.39 seconds. Considering that no one had ever tried this before, Que was a shoo-in for the Guinness World Record.
Next, he solved a single Rubik’s Cube while hanging upside down in a time 15.84 seconds, beating the previous record by 1.6 seconds.
Now, we are certainly not experts in this subject, but it doesn’t seem like solving a Rubik’s Cube upside down is significantly more difficult than doing it right-side up. Anyway, we don’t mean to rain on Que’s parade. He seemed totally stoked about his records.
Despite appearances, Que apparently enjoys solving Rubik’s Cubes in complicated ways and has been doing this kind of thing for years.
“When I was younger, I could hardly understand what [having a] dream really meant,” Guinness quotes Que as saying. “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.”
Que is most famous for setting the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to solve three Rubik’s Cubes while juggling, a record that he set earlier this year on a Chinese variety show.