Kevin Hays is proof that us weak, fleshy humans still have some fight left.
The 19-year-old ‘speedcuber’ from Renton, Washington shows off his absurd skills by completing six increasingly complex cubes in just 6 minutes and 23 seconds, smashing the previous world record by a good 30 seconds. He starts off with a simple 2x2 cube, moves on to the traditional 3x3 cube, and then goes bonkers by plowing through a 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, and impossibly complicated 7x7 cube. All without breaking a sweat. Or a finger.
It’s not the first record for the renowned speedcuber. In August, Hays solved a 6x6 cube in record time. He’s been at it since his freshman year in high school, though it’s not just tons of practice that’s turned him into a champ. It’s serious brainpower.
“There isn’t really a secret to my success, but the advanced method for solving Rubik’s Cubes does involve knowing a large number of algorithms,” he told Seattlepi at the time. “I know about 120 different algorithms for different potential patterns that can occur during a solve.”