Chennai boy PK Arumugam achieved a rare feat and set a world record this month by being the person to solve most number of Rubik's cubes, while riding a bicycle.
Arumugam, who recently finished his Class XII exams, solved 1,010 Rubik's cubes while on a bicycle without allowing his legs to touch the ground — all within 6 hours 7 minutes and 44 seconds, reported The Times of India.
"The previous record was solving 751 Rubik's cubes in 7 hours 2 minutes. I broke the record at Kendriya Vidyalaya, IIT campus," Arumugam told The Hindu.
Arumugam, who started solving Rubik's cubes ever since he was in Class VII, said that it has become a 'habit' for him. Like all Gen Z kids, he learnt how to solve it by watching a YouTube tutorial.
Interestingly, the first person to set the record in the same category was also an Indian.
"My inspiration was Bhargav Narasimhan, who set the first Guinness record from India in this category. I applied for Guinness Records in May last year but my application was rejected. Only after three months, when I reapplied, it was accepted," he told Deccan Chronicle.
He has been practicing the bicycling-while-solving-cube routine since August 2016, but had to take a break for his Class XII exams.
His parents were initially worried that he would lose focus in studies if he worked with the Rubik's cube too much.
"But once they understood my determination, they supported me," he said.
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