The official Guinness World Record for the number of people solving a Rubik’s Cube at a one time is now held by 134 English schoolboys. The record was previously held by a group of 96 Californian university students. The new record holders, aged 11-14, attend Dr. Challoner’s Grammar School in Amersham, Bucks, UK.
The children completed their Rubik’s Cubes it only 12 minutes, which was witnessed by David Hedley Jones and Christine Trussell, representing Seven Towns Ltd of London; the owners of the worldwide rights to the Rubik’s Cube; and Susie Smyth, representing the UK distributor Drumond Park Games.
“They learned how to solve the Cubes themselves,” said Chris Savvides, mathematics assistant team leader at the school. We are very proud of them all, particularly Tom Strudwick (Year 7 – pictured above, with glasses), who completed his Cube in just 30 seconds.”