Sometimes the most frustrating puzzle can be the simplest. If you can’t find all the tigers in a painting or get the hidden picture in a Magic Eye image to show up, it’s not really worth sweating over. If you’re pressed for time, those can start to feel less like fun challenges and more like chores. After all, the actual steps to seeing a Magic Eye picture the “right” way are kind of involved and you can eat up a surprising amount of time when you’ve got a whole series of them in front of you.
But when you’re only supposed to find one simple thing in a picture, it can inspire a kind of maddening determination if the answer’s not immediately clear. Even though I’m probably not making it sound that appealing, that’s the kind of puzzle we have today.
You’re supposed to be a real smooth operator if you can find out what’s wrong with the following picture in five seconds. I’ll admit it took me longer than that, but let’s see how you do.
Please COMMENT and let us know if you caught it immediately.
A lot of us miss this kind of error all the time.
It’s easy to find yourself looking for problems that aren’t really there.
Then I looked for some meaning in the colors and found nothing out of the ordinary. If you’re having as much trouble as I did, the answer’s on the next page.
via Richard Termine / BBC News
You would probably make a good editor if you did.
Sometimes these things just don’t jump out at us like they should.
If it weren’t for spellcheckers, my essays would have been full of these.
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