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5YO Enters Malaysia Book Of Records As Youngest Person To Solve A Rubik's Cube

He even completed it in two minutes!

Cover image via Dubashan (Provided to SAYS)

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Five-year-old Thashan Dubashan entered the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) this year as the youngest person to solve a Rubik's Cube.

And all it took him was just two minutes!

The preschooler from Klang secured the certificate on 23 March under the watchful eyes of his parents and MBR officials

In a video of the event, Thashan can be seen warming up with a 2x2x2 Rubik's Cube while his mother sits behind him for support.

Thashan then solves a standard 3×3×3 cube next — a puzzle even regular adults struggle to complete — in a mere 120 seconds.

The feat is more impressive considering that Thashan was only trained by his mother, Hashaa Devi, for eight days prior to the challenge

Thashan's father, Dubashan, shared with SAYS that his son also picks up other skills really quickly such as chess, football, video games, and more.

"We feel proud, and we believe that he will make big changes in future problem-solving," he said.

Despite having a speech delay until he was three years old, he said Thashan now speaks and responds more like a 10-year-old instead of five.

"Thashan loves to try out new things at all times, he plays, analyses, and concludes at a very young age."

The proud father added that Thashan is also definitely interested in breaking more records, especially since there are the 4x4x4, 5x5x5, and other types of cubes.

Thashan and his parents, Hashaa and Dubashan, receiving the record from MBR officials.

Image via Dubashan (Provided to SAYS)

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