A US student has proved he has both brains and brawn - by doing push-ups with one arm and solving a Rubik’s Cube with the other.

Michael Kotch’s unusual talent has made him an online star and earned him an appearance on national TV, reports the local Morning Call newspaper.

The 21-year-old, of Upper Milford Township, Pennsylvania, had been working out and solving Rubik’s Cubes for years but only recently decided to combine the two.

He filmed himself doing push-ups and solving a Rubik’s Cube in just 25 seconds simultaneously for a competition on the bodybuilder.com website.

He was thrilled when he learned he had won the online contest - but the response to his video didn’t end there.

It went viral on YouTube and has now notched up more than 400,000 views, leading to the invitation to appear on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show.

Mr Kotch said he had no idea his video would become so popular. “If I knew, I would have made myself look better,” he said.                    –MO