In 31 Seconds, Teen Solves 12-Sided Puzzle To Join Rank As One Of The Fastest Megaminx Players
Last Updated: January 29, 2024, 2:24 PM IST
Megaminx is a 12-sided puzzle that works similarly to the Rubik’s Cube. (Photo Credits: YouTube)
Aidan Grainger is a student at the Royal Wootton Bassett Academy in England.
A 16-year-old student named Aidan Grainger from England was able to solve the complex Megaminx puzzle in just 31.4 seconds. With this, he became the European record holder for speedcubing in Megaminx. He also became the ninth fastest Megaminx player worldwide. Aidan was able to achieve this record with over 2,00,000 competitive speedcubers who participated in the official competition of the World Cube Association. Currently, the world record for the fastest Megaminx solve is 24.12 seconds. It was set by Leandro Martin Lopez in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 8, 2023.
Megaminx is a 12-sided puzzle that works similarly to the Rubik’s Cube. The Megaminx has 12 faces and 50 moving parts, while the Rubik’s Cube has six sides and 20 movable pieces. The goal of both puzzles is the same: return the puzzle to its original state with one color per side/face.
While sharing a video of his record-breaking moment on YouTube, Aidan wrote, “I actually cannot believe it. It’s great to break after failing so many times. It has been an amazing journey and thank you to everyone who has supported and believed in me along the way! Many memories will be made and I am very excited for the next improvement I can make and for all my future achievements and competitions!”
Commenting on this, a YouTube user wrote, “What an effort. You deserve it no less and I’m so glad to see you keep it up!” Another exclaimed, “Let’s Go Aidan, you’ve been at it for a long time and I can’t wait to see how much you can improve it. in the future.”
The youngster told Swindon Link, “I’m very proud to have achieved this record because it’s something I’ve been trying to achieve for a long time. It’s a joy and a relief after so many failures in competitions and I hope in the future I can improve this record and break the world record. It’s a little bit. But, it relaxes me and it helps me think so I just keep at it.”
Anita Ellis, the headteacher at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy, said, “When we received the email, I felt it was important to champion Aidan’s efforts, especially when so many like me don’t even know what it is. I had to research Megaminx and I was doubly impressed.All of us at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy are very proud of Aidan for his hard work and dedication to receive his title.