Can You Spot The Mistake In This Deceptively Simple Puzzle?

by Laura Caseley
Laura is a writer, illustrator, and artist living in New York City.

Sometimes in life, you just need a good puzzle. They force you to exercise your mind and think about the world from a slightly different angle, and they remind us that sometimes, the key to solving a problem is to simply approach it with fresh eyes.

Plus, they’re a lot of fun, and nothing beats the satisfaction of finally cracking one!

And not only are they fun, but studies have even shown that brainteasers can keep your mind sharp and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Of course, they also require some concentration and a little creative thinking. But the best thing about brainteasers is that they’re fun for everyone, and you don’t need any kind of special talent to try one out.

Brainteasers often times rely on hiding their secrets in plain sight, and on misdirection.

Keep that in mind while you try out the brainteasers below. If you get stumped, or just want to make sure your guess is right, click on the blurred images to reveal the answers.

And be sure to let us know how you did in the comments!

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We’ll start off with a puzzle that’s been a longtime favorite.

Study the photo above and try to spot the error.

To reveal the answer, click on the image below.

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How did you do? Were you able to spot the double “the?”

Try again on the next puzzling brainteaser!

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Study the photo above and try to pin-point the error.

When you think you’ve got it, click the image below to reveal the answer and see if you were right!

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Only the most observant are able to spot the misspelled “mistake,” rather than studying the numbers!

Ready for the next one?

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Now that you’re a pro, check these out. These puzzles prove that the answer really is right in front of you — if you know how to look for it!

The puzzles above are some old classics that you might remember from years past, but they’re just as clever today!

Whether you picked out the answer in a split second or you had to think about it, your brain just got a pretty great workout.

Pass on the mental fitness to everyone you know by SHARING these fun brainteasers!