Everyone has one of those embarrassing hobbies that they don’t like people to find out about, varying from collecting random items to doing jigsaw puzzles (don’t deny it!). Speaking of jigsaw puzzles, did you know that they are used to help find balance in the mind and to bring a sense of control back to an overworked brain? Is this one of the reasons why you go on holiday? Well, how about taking a puzzle on holiday so that you can bring a sense of relief to life’s many challenges to help pass your time or keep the children entertained.
With this in mind it made me wonder…what is the largest jigsaw puzzle out there? It turns out there is a 32,000 piece puzzle which was released in September 2010 that has broken the recorded, which when completed is approx 17.8ft by 6.2ft and shown below. I think that it may drive people mad and most wouldn’t have the space for something that big!
Image by Ravensburger
I must admit, I don’t find that image the most inspiring. But I did wonder about the most difficult scenery you could have as a puzzle? Just because they are huge, doesn’t necessarily make them as difficult and time consuming, whereas maybe an image of sand or possibly even snow could be more difficult. I am yet to see one of these but do you think you could complete this? Would you ever go on holiday, take a photograph and make a huge puzzle out of it?
How about take a photograph of the golden sand under your feet whilst you are watching the sun set on a deserted beach on a Mauritius holiday?
A photograph of fresh snow on the ground whilst skiing in the Alps?
Plain colours will be far too boring but I’m sure very difficult! I’m sure there are some incredible photographs which you could take of terraced rice fields on a Bali holiday or paddy fields in India. Imagine trying to get your head around this puzzle::
How about a puzzle of the longest river and the largest tropical rainforest in the world?
Some may perceive it as a slightly geeky thing to do, but if it’s good for the brain I’m not going to complain!
What do you think would be the most difficult puzzle to do?