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Boffin solves 111 Rubik’s Cubes in 2 hours while cycling to set new Guinness World Record

Indian physics student solves nearly one cube per minute - while cycling

A super-smart physics student in India has broken the Guinness World Record by solving 111 Rubik’s Cubes - while cycling.

Winfred Michael Raj, aged 21, cycled rounds of a 70-metre track for 123 minutes while puzzling the mind bending game.

He told NDTV: "I was almost dehydrated. I took water for every five solves. I can't move my legs now. When I was a little boy my father used to tell about the Guinness World Records and I can't believe I'm attempting one.”

He was not allowed to even put a foot down for the duration of the challenge - but now must wait a month to find out if his achievement will be officially recognised.

The attempt needed 45 different cubes, and three ‘scramblers’ to reset the used cubes once completed.

Although Winfred solved nearly one cube a minute, his rate was not quite so fast as his previous attempt, when he entered the India Book of Records for solving 66 cubes in one hour.

Last year we reported on a cyclist solving a Rubik’s Cube one-handed in less than 40 seconds, while steering a Boris Bike with the other.

The video, now offline, was shot in Hyde Park on a recent trip to London by Simone Santarsiero, whose YouTube channel reveals him to be a big fan of the 3D puzzle invented in 1974 by Ernő Rubik.

A spokesman for the Royal Parks, which manages Hyde Park said: “The Royal Parks welcomes safe and responsible cyclists but behaviour such as this is reckless.

“It not only endangers the safety of the cyclist but also that of other park users and wildlife.

“It is against the law to ride a bike in a manner that is likely to endanger someone else.”

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ridein | 7 years ago

Another distracted person in traffic

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