Rubik’s cube – the secrets behind the Hungarian puzzle

A visit to Hungary saw an incentive group of Australians learn solve the world’s ubiquitous mathematical puzzle in a successful joint venture between GDA members Fortissimo Prague and Inspiration Travel.

Everyone has heard of the Rubik’s cube. But a handful know its inventor, Mr Ern? Rubik, is a Hungarian engineer-teacher who came up with the 3D combination puzzle in the 1970s.

The Austalians had the priviledge of witnessing a live Rubik’s cube show. They had the honour of meeting the Hungarian and European champion, renowned for solving the Rubik’s cube in mere seconds. This dazzled his audience!

He started off by demonstrating different ways of putting the puzzle together, while sharing the story behind the cube. We learnt how in the original Rubik’s Cube, each of the six faces was covered with nine stickers coloured: white, red, blue, orange, green, and yellow. The current version of the cube has been updated to coloured plastic panels instead, which prevents peeling and fading.

Each member of the group received a cube as a present, so on the way to Prague they could still practice, what they learnt in Hungary.

This show could be a great entertainer during a long-haul transfer or even a gala dinner. But it is a great idea to include a shorter version during a meeting or in a break of a conference to freshen up the participants. The cube can be personalised for your company with colours and logos.

If you are considering a new element for your incentive or conference group, or to find out more about creative and innovative programs for incentive groups in Budapest, Hungary, do not hesitate to contact us!

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