Tricky Brainteaser: How Many Legs Do You See in This Picture? This One Is Tough

July 22, 2019 Updated: July 22, 2019

In our daily lives, we can spend a lot of time venting our frustrations at malfunctioning ATMs, long grocery store queues, insufficient parking spaces, and misbehaving office equipment. While we’d never dare suggest that you shouldn’t grumble, maybe there’s a better outlet for your outrage!

Why not try an optical illusion?

These amazing visual tricksters have people disagreeing and debating all over the world, so get riled up about something that’s actually good for your brain!

We have two puzzles for you to ponder. The first optical illusion is quite simple; it’s the solution that’s got people stumped, so see what you can make of it. The second is more complex, but where’s the fun in playing it safe? We’re here to challenge you!

1. How many legs #1

Are you able to see more than 10 legs? 🤔 English စာစုတင်ရာတွင် အသုံးပြုမှု ၂၀၁၉၊ ဧပြီ ၁၇၊ ဗုဒ္ဓဟူးနေ့

How many legs do you see in this picture?

Thanks to The Laugh Bible for posting this fascinating illustration; it’s really got people talking. The internet’s answers vary so massively that it’s actually hard to say for sure how many legs there are.

Some people have suggested that they see 10, 11, or 21 legs. But by far the most popular answer is 22. Do you only count complete legs, or do you also count partially visible limbs? It’s really up to you!

Decide for yourself and then quiz your friends. Have a healthy debate over it; that’s way more productive than shouting at the photocopier.

2. How many legs #2

How many legs can YOU see?

Daily Mail စာစုတင်ရာတွင် အသုံးပြုမှု ၂၀၁၇၊ ဩဂုတ် ၂၈၊ တနင်္လာနေ့

This second image is nothing short of baffling. According to the Daily Mail, a Reddit user resurrected this illustration of an elephant from the 1980s and asked others to work out how many legs it has.

Look closely; all is not as it seems! Although this puzzle, unlike the first, does have a definitive answer.

Some users are convinced that there are four legs in this picture. Others insisted that this rather unusual creature has five. What do you think?

Illustration – Pixabay | danymena88

We won’t leave you hanging this time. The correct answer is a mind-boggling one leg! Yes, you heard us right: one. Flummoxed? Well, allow us to explain.

“The reason you’ve having trouble with this image,” explained one helpful Reddit user, “is due to the fact that the artist responsible for this image was very clever. The only correct elephant leg in the drawing,” they revealed, “is the back left leg. That leg is completely intact, but the others aren’t!”

Illustration – Pixabay | RobinHiggins

Look closely and you’ll see exactly what they mean. The remaining legs appear complete at first glance, but if you pay attention to the details, then you’ll see that only one leg has a foot.

“The artist chopped the feet off of the legs,” our helpful commentator continued, “and put the images of the feet between the actual legs.”

Not quite ready to be outwitted, many people have refuted this answer and argued that the elephant still has four legs, even if three of those legs don’t have feet. A leg without a foot is still a leg, right? You decide!

If you love these puzzles, then treat yourself to a viewing of the video above for even more mind-blowing optical trickery!