Published: 11th January 2021
At nine, Atharva Bhat can solve three Rubik's cubes at the same time
Nine-year-old Atharva Bhat has attempted a Guinness World Record by solving three Rubik's cube using both hands and feet simultaneously. He learnt the art of solving the cube by watching YouTube
Solving a standard Rubik's cube is a mystery for most of us who pretty much suck at Math and the many permutation and combinations there are. But for nine-year-old Atharva Bhat, solving a Rubik's cube is a simple task and better yet, it only takes him a few minutes. Being one of the youngest and fastest Rubik's cube solvers, Atharva is famous in the community. But this time, he has pushed himself one step further by solving three Rubik's cubes simultaneously in one minute and ten seconds using his hands and feet. Atharva, who learnt the art of solving the cube from his father and by watching YouTube videos, says, "Since we have to attend online classes and vacations were a bit longer this year, I got enough time to practise solving the cube in different ways. I had always wanted to try solving multiple cubes at the same time using both my hands and feet. I took nine months to practise this but I have achieved it."
But achieving what I can only call a marvelous feat was not enough for Atharva. A record called out to him. Atharva checked records created by other kids and, "I found out that a Chinese teenager had solved the Rubik's cube in the same way in one minute and 36.39 seconds and he created a Guinness World Record. My goal was to break that record," says Atharva. On December 9, Atharva attempted the world record at Little Flower Public School in Bengaluru and he beat the record time by 6.68 seconds. Atharva who is happy about the possible Guinness World Record, says, "When I was practising at home, I beat the record time several times. So when I attempted it officially on December 9, it was not difficult for me."
Now, the video and documents of Atharva attempting the record have been submitted to the Guinness World Record team and he is waiting for the announcement. But this is not the first time Atharva is attempting something unique with a Rubik's cube. Earlier, an organisation from Karnataka organised an event called Karnataka Got Talent. After several auditions in different districts, Atharva showed his talent by solving a Rubik's cube and skating at the same time. While he waits patiently for a response from the GWR team, he hopes that the record he attempted on December 9, 2020, will be awarded.