This series of five visual puzzles will truly put your eyes and brain to the test. Whether you’re in need of a break from work, are twiddling your thumbs at home with nothing better to do, or simply love a good puzzle, this challenge is for you.
The five puzzles below, originally shared by apost, depict a series of sunglasses lined up in a row. At first glance, the sunglasses might all seem exactly the same, but look closely, as one of them is not like the others.
In each puzzle there is one pair of sunglasses that is a little different from the rest. Are your eyes sharp enough to pick out the odd one out?
Each puzzle gradually increases in difficulty as you advance to the next, so see how many you can solve. Are you ready for this challenge?
An easy one for you to start off with. Can you identify the odd one out?
A little more challenging now with almost three times as many pairs of sunglasses as before.
It’s getting trickier this time with a grand total of 42 pairs of sunglasses, making the odd one out that much more difficult to find!
You’re fast approaching the finishing line. Perhaps your tactic is to glance at each puzzle as a whole; perhaps you prefer to work methodically, glancing at each pair of sunglasses in turn until you spot one that looks a little different.
What’s your tactic of choice?
In the final puzzle, the odd sunglasses are almost impossible to find. Will you become one of the rare few netizens to successfully identify the odd one out?
How did you do? If you found the odd one out in every single picture, then you can consider yourself one of the most keenly observant puzzlers out there!
If any odd ones out escaped you, then don’t be discouraged; for anyone and everyone needing a helping hand, we have the answers to all five puzzles posted below.
Puzzle 1: Solution
Puzzle 2: Solution
Puzzle 3: Solution
Puzzle 4: Solution
Puzzle 5: Solution
After this quiz was shared on social media, comments from netizens poured in. Some were entertained, some remained baffled, and some triumphant puzzle lovers even shared their best tips for how to approach visual puzzles such as these.
“It’s easier to hold it away from your face,” advised one netizen. “The shapes of the glasses are different! Got all of them but my eyes are killing me now.”
“I found it pretty quickly on the first four, then had to stop because I was getting dizzy,” added another.
“Just look at each line independently (across),” one netizen advised, “and very soon you will find it.”
According to research from Teach.com, visual puzzles have the ability to boost cognitive skills such as shape recognition, memory, patience, and problem solving. In addition, enjoying puzzles with a friend or family member can allow for the growth of social skills, particularly in the case of children and adolescents.
If you had fun with these puzzles, share them with someone you love and enjoy the many benefits of improved cognition!