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Last Updated: Thursday May 29 2008 10:58 GMT

Boy's blindfolded puzzle record

Joey Gouly

Most people find it impossible to crack the famously tricky Rubik's Cube puzzle, but a teenager has set a new record for solving it blindfolded!

Joey Gouly cracked the multi-coloured cube in two minutes and 27 seconds, setting a new British record.

The fast-fingered 17-year-old from Leeds said he found it so easy to finish the cube with his eyes open, he decided to set himself a new challenge.

"A lot of people do it one-handed, but I'm better blindfolded," he said.

A Rubik's Cube
Rubik's Cubes were HUGE in the 1980s
The Rubik's Cube is a puzzle made up of different coloured squares, and it's been driving kids and adults mad since the 1980s!

The idea is to get all the squares of the same colour on the same side, but it's not as easy as it sounds.

'Faster and faster'

Joey's got his first Rubik's Cube when he was 16, and reckons his daily practice sessions mean that without a blindfold he can crack it in just 15 seconds!

"Once I'd solved it, I just kept setting myself new times and getting faster and faster," he said.