M'sian Bakat List #4: This Teen Solved A Rubik’s Cube Blindfolded In 30 Seconds

Some of us can't even solve a Rubik's Cube in 30 days, let alone 30 seconds.

Cover image via Ainesh Sevellaraja

Anyone who has handled a Rubik's Cube knows how frustrating and difficult the puzzle can be

Image via Giphy

You succeed in placing a handful of pieces, only to see that work unravel as you focus on the next section...

While most of us struggle with solving just one side of the Rubik's Cube, this Malaysian teen managed to solve the cube in 30 seconds... BLINDFOLDED

Ainesh (left) practicing while a friend looks on

Image via Ainesh Sevellaraja's Facebook

His name is Ainesh Sevellaraja, a regular and well-known competitor in speed cubing. Speedcubing is the activity of Rubik's Cube puzzles in the shortest amount of time. Sevellaraja has set multiple records but none can compare to the one he has set recently in London.

At the annual North London Open, Sevellaraja took part in the 3x3 blindfolded challenge

The North London Open was held from 30 April to 1 May.

For context, there are different variations of Rubik's Cube - the 2×2×2 (Pocket/Mini Cube), the standard 3×3×3 cube, the 4×4×4 (Rubik's Revenge/Master Cube), and the 5×5×5 (Professor's Cube). The standard 3x3x3 cube is most commonly used today.

He started out by analysing the cube...

Many speedcubers have great visual memory which is why some of them can solve blindfolded.

.... Before putting on the blindfold

Aaaand off he goes! Just look at his lighting-fast fingers.

The judge had to put a paper over his blindfold just to make sure he can't see.

Not only did he aced the challenge, he had set a Malaysian national record for solving a 3x3x3 cube in 30.66 seconds!

"What? I'm done?"

Check out the full video and get ready to be blown away:

Well done, dude! Looking forward to see more records being broken!

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