This young man can solve the puzzle in about 20 seconds flat – even less!
ISLAMABAD – Hunor Bózsing — Hungary’s three-time national Rubik’s Cube champion — is in Pakistan this week to organize and attend the country’s first Cube competition.
Hunor, who has set six national records, is here to interact with local students, to introduce the Cube to Pakistani students and enthrall them with his speedy solutions.
Bózsing says he got lucky eight years ago. While searching for an old toy in his house in Budapest, he stumbled across a Rubik’s Cube — a twist of fate that launched him to international fame.
He was six when he saw his first Rubik’s Cube, he told media. At the time, he could only solve one side.
“Later, when I was 11, I was searching for an old toy in our house but luckily I could not find it and instead I found a Rubik’s Cube…I decided to solve it. I mean the whole thing.”
Bozsing said he spent two months trying to crack the puzzle with the help of the Internet.
“Next, I began to be a competitor and solved the Cube in 15, 20 seconds,” he said — inspired by online videos of others racing to finish the puzzle in record time.
In Islamabad, he greeted a would-be future competitor, 12-year-old Ghayyur Khan, whose solution was met with applause from approving students. “It was my cousin who taught me how to solve it,” Khan said. “He used to make it in two minutes but I am beating him now. I started three months ago and now my time is one minute, 30 seconds.”
The Hungarian youngster is excited to interact with Pakistani student. “Yes I am looking forward to it” he said. “I am enjoying my stay and hope to come again.”
Rubik’s Cube was invented in 1976 by Hungarian sculptor and architecture professor Erno Rubik. As of January 2009, 350 million Cubes had been sold globally, making it the world’s top-selling puzzle game.