Kid Breaks Record For Solving Rubik's Cube With His Feet

Teen holds record solving Rubiks Cube in 16.9 seconds.

August 12, 2019
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Who hasn't tried "solving" Rubiks Cube? I know when I attempted (insert loud laugh here) I gave up so fast! Is there a world record for a person who gives up trying to solve this cube? Well, who knew there was a record for someone solving this mental game with their FEET! Wait...WHAT? Yeah with their feet.

His name is Daniel Rose-Levine from New York and he holds the Guinness Book of World Record for solving a Rubik’s cube, with his feet.

Daniel can do it in 16.9 seconds, which is about as long as it takes some people to put on shoes and lace them up. Guilty.

The current world record for solving by hand is 3.47 seconds, held by Yusheng Du from China.

So if you think you can beat Daniel's record now's your chance. This coming Saturday, he welcomes anyone to try and unseat him as the world record holder at the New York City Math Festival. Turns out that he's not at all worried that anyone can beat him. “The only way someone can beat me is if I mess up or get extremely unlucky.”

Rose-Levine first mastered the cube, using his hands, at age 11 and taught himself by watching YouTube all day. Oh, so YouTube isn't just for watching people wipe out or cute dog and cat videos? You can actually learn from YouTube?

Wait, it doesn't end there. Daniel is so good at this game he even has a sponsor who pays for him to travel to different tournaments. Okay, seriously? Wow. 

If you think you can beat his record by solving the Rubik's Cube with your feet, you can travel to New York this Saturday and challenge him.  

Well, we are all good at something right? I'm still searching for my calling. Hold my beer, I'm jumping on YouTube (kidding I don't drink beer)! ~grace