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Have You Seen This? Solving 3 Rubiks Cubes while juggling
A 13-year-old boy solves three Rubiks Cubes while juggling them, and its looks as impossible as it sounds. - photo by Martha Ostergar
THE GUINNESS BOOK Confession: I have never solved a Rubiks Cube.

I know solving the handheld puzzle is all about patterns patterns you can now look up online, yet the solution has escaped me for decades.

Additionally, Ive never been able to juggle. My hand-eye coordination is just fine for every day (slightly clumsy) use, but all my juggling attempts have been for naught.

Yes, I know these particular confessions are boring, but I bet theyre relatable to many. And theyre also the reason why I was particularly blown away by this featured video.

In this Guinness World Record showing, youll meet 13-year-old Que Jianyu from Fujian, China. He recently won a world record for the fastest solve of three Rubiks Cubes while juggling them. (You can go back and read that sentence again. Ill wait.

According to Guinness World Records, this teen tyke spent two years training to be the fastest, and his world record clocked in at 5 minutes 6.61 seconds.

Now, that record time doesnt seem that fast compared to the 4.22 second-record for solving a single 3 x 3 x 3 Rubiks Cube. But frankly, I am just impressed that anyone can juggle for over 5 minutes without dropping anything, never mind the Rubiks Cubes. So basically, my mind was blown.

The record was filmed as part of a show called iDream in China. In true competition TV form, the music is dramatic, the cuts are dramatic, and the pacing is dramatic to really sell the intensity of the moment. Despite the cheese-factor of the manufactured drama, the video is worth the whole 4-minute watch.