Are you smarter than a fifth grader?
Often times, the simplest of puzzles can be the most frustrating!
You’ve spent hours staring at a seemingly innocent riddle or puzzle but you just can’t see the problem. You end up thinking “how in the world is it that I can’t figure out what’s wrong? What’s wrong with me?”
Well, nothing’s wrong with you! Chances are if you are given a crisis to manage at work or find a solution to a complicated issue right this moment, you’d probably excel at it. Come back to this simple puzzle and you still might find it difficult to understand what’s wrong. That’s because our adult brains are so fine tuned to figuring out complex things and issues that when we are presented with something simple and so, so, simple, we are left feeling baffled!
That’s the kind of puzzle we have for you today! See if you can figure it out, and how long it takes you to do so! Please COMMENT and let us know if you were able to figure it out instantly.
Click on to see the puzzle.
Spot The Mistake
Take a look at the following picture. There’s just one mistake in it, can you see what it is?
Did you find it? Click on to the next page to find out what the answer is!
Here’s the answer to this simple puzzle:
Did you get it right? Yep, it was only the addition of the second ‘the’!
You probably spent a lot of time trying to figure out if the numbers had been messed up, or if there was something wrong with the colors. If you’re feeling just a little stupid, join the club!
Or maybe you figured it out in a second, and in that case, I tip my hat to you, sir. You are truly a genius of immense proportions.
Seems pretty obvious isn’t it? But the the truth is most people who looked at the the picture wouldn’t have been able to catch it, just as you didn’t when I’ve used it twice already in this sentence alone! Or maybe you did, because we’ve already pointed it out just prior to you reading this. It’s always easier to find the mistake when you know what you’re supposed to be looking for.
It’s one of those things that only seems obvious after you’ve caught it. That’s because the human brain doesn’t register the second use of the word ‘the’, for some inexplicable reason! And many of us have made the mistake of typing – or writing – it twice when we’re working on essays an assignments. Thank God for spellcheckers, because all my writings would otherwise be full of similar mistakes!
Fascinating, isn’t it?
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