10 Interesting Facts about Mazes

Post On: December 1, 2017
By: Andi

Facts about Mazes tell about collection of paths or other words many people called labyrinth. The instruction is to find a right route to out from the walls and paths. Generally, the typically of walls and paths in maze can not be moved, yet puzzles not only walls but the paths also can change during the games are categorysed as mazes or tour puzzles. Knowing the detail below about mazes will be interesting.

Facts about Mazes 1: The Word “Maze”

For more than thousands of years, generally people confused mainly about Mazes and Labyrinth, are they different or not. Some articles stated that the word “Labyrinth” is tied to an ancient greek legend, refer to a pathway which is winding, non-branching and stright to the end point. Meanwhile the word “Maze” dates back to the 13th century, it comes from the middle english word meaning delusion, it refers to a number of branching paths which is the traveler must find the right route .

Facts about Mazes 2: Generating Mazes

There are different methods to generate Mazes either created by hand or computer. Yet there are only two systems to generates mazes namely carving passages and adding walls.

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Facts about Mazes 3: Solving Mazes in Easy Way

So many ways and approach to solve the puzzles or confusing mazes. Generally, the best way to crack the puzzles is called “right hand rule”. All of the walls are connected to the outer fringe of the maze, which means, trailing the right hand along the wall will help to avoide getting lost in unconnected passageways.

Facts about Mazes 4: Variants of Mazes

So many sorts of Mazes was built, such as ball-in-a maze puzzles  (dexterity fuzzles which use a ball), block maze (completing  the maze pathway by positioning blocks) logic mazes (contain special rule, “do not cross the lines” to restrict motion) and number mazes (numbers are used to determine jumps that form a pathway)

Facts about Mazes 5: Publications

In 1970s, publications of mazes boomed widely. A super great number of mazes were painted, produced, booked, an published in that time. Vladimir Koziakin, Dave Phillips and Larry Evans are the most well-known creator of mazes and launched best selling mazes book in the 1970s and early 1980s. The development of this art is more and more better, the creator apllied 3-D structure illustration.

Facts about Mazes 6: Mazes in Popular Culture

Recently, mazes was created in fictional version or other word a film. The film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel (1997) and published in 1980 by title The Shining.

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Facts about Mazes 7: Mazes for Research in Physicology

Not only for fun and gaming, but mazes also has a serious facet. Noted in 1882, polymath John Lubbock started conducting a research about  navigational skill of insects. Consequently, He published the results in his book  namely Ants, Bees, and Wasps.

Facts about Mazes 8: The Largest Maze was Created

In 2014, the world’s largest corn maze spanned 60 acres found in California and the Guiness Book of World Record confirmed that it was the largest maze ever created.

Facts about Mazes 9: The Egyptian Labyrinth

The Egyptian Labyrinth was the first building with labirinth system. Herodotus, a greek traveller and writer, visited the Egyptian Labyrinth in the 5th century, BC. The location was just above Lake Moeris and opposite the City of Crocodiles (Crocodilopis)

Facts about Mazes 10: The Cretan Labyrinth

Nowaday, the most famous labyrinth ever built all of time is that associated with the Greek Myth of Thesesus and The Minotur. The building was located at Knossos.

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