Participants from all over the world descended on Madrid, Spain, Thursday to compete in the World Cube Association European Championship to solve a Rubik’s Cube in various ways, including using their feet.
From July 19-22, 600 participants from 48 different countries are in the Spanish capital to figure out who is the best at solving a Rubik’s Cube. There are various categories of competition, including using your feet, solving with your eyes closed and using different types of cubes.
Daniel Rose-Levine, a teen from Brooklyn, New York, set the world record in the feet category.
“At one point my hands started hurting from doing too much cubing, so I just decided to practice feet and it was actually really easy to improve because no one does feet,” he told Eurovision.
He did the puzzle in 23.54 seconds (an average of five solves) and broke his own record by nine-tenths of a second. His world record for a single solve was 16.96 which occurred before the competition in Spain.
The teenager can solve the puzzle with his hands in just over seven seconds.
The Rubik’s Cube was invented in 1874 by Hungarian sculptor and architecture professor Erno Rubik and there are 43 quintillion possible combinations to solve the famed puzzle, according to Rubiks.com.