A 20-year-old British man has broken Guinness World Records by solving 6,931 puzzles in 24 hours. Yes, you read it right! George Scholey clinched the record for the most rotating puzzle cubes solved in 24 hours.
George started solving cubes at 8 am on November 9 and solved 6,931 cubes until 8 am on November 10, averaging 12 seconds per cube.
The 21-year-old also live-streamed his attempt from a hotel room in London for the cube-solving enthusiasts.
If we break Scholey's hourly progress during the attempt, so he solved 327 cubes in the first hour, and by the eight hour, he solved over 3,500 cubes.
“The hardest part of the record was hitting the 12 hours mark. I felt pretty drained and everyone else was so excited. They were celebrating, saying ‘you’re on mark to break the record’. But then I was like: it’s only 12 hours,” Scholey said.
George faced many challenges while attempting the world record. He faced mental blocks, technical glitches, and even exhaustion. Still he managed to conquer all barriers and break the previous record with four hours remaining, and continued solving the cubes until the timer ran out.
The record for the most rotating puzzle cubes solved in 24 hours was previously held by Eric Limeback. He solved 5,800 cubes in 24 hours.
A student of Queen Mary University, George Scholey, started solving cubes when he was 13 years old. Over the years, he mastered tricks to solve a cube and now has two world records to his name.
George also holds the record for the most rotating puzzle cubes solved on a skateboard. To clinch this record, he solved 500 cubes.