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Solving a Rubik’s cube riding a bicycle

P. K. Arumugam  

Solving a Rubik’s cube in a record time is not easy, let alone doing so while riding a bicycle.

P.K. Arumugam, a resident of Kapleeshwarar Nagar in Neelankarai, has achieved such an incredible feat.

“The previous record was 751 Rubik’s cubes in 7 hours 2 minutes. I broke the Guinness record by solving 1010 cubes cycling without keeping my legs down for 6 hours 7 minutes 44 seconds on June 4 at Kendriya Vidyalaya, IIT campus,” says Arumugam, who has completed his Class XII from the school.

Arumugam developed an interest in solving cubes when he was in Class VII.

“I bought a single cube and started learning how to solve it on YouTube,” he says in a press release.

“Solving cubes became a habit,” he says.

His inspiration is Bharghav Narashiman, who was the first Guinness World Record holder from India in cubing.

The world record created by Winfred Micheal in 2015 (solving 111 cubes by cycling) inspired him to take up the challenge.

“My application was rejected and I was upset, but I was determined to do it for India so I reapplied after three months. But within that time the record was broken twice and it came to 751 Rubik’s cubes solved in 7 hours 2 minutes,” he says.

“ My application was rejected and I was upset, but I was determined to do it for India so I reapplied after three months.”