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Halloween is upon us, and it’s time for spooky fun. In search of a festive activity that will challenge your brain? While we wait for the big candy-and-costumes day to arrive, we might as well give our minds a workout with some brainteasers.
Artist Gergely Dudás-Dudolf posts visual puzzles on his website and social media channels, and he has several fun fall- and Halloween-themed puzzles you can try. He also posts the solutions, so you’ll never walk away frustrated.
Check out this puzzle that Dudás posted on Twitter, featuring a bunch of jack-o’-lanterns with a few bats thrown in for good measure. They all look really similar, but one of the pumpkins is missing its nose.
Can you spot it?
🎃 It's almost Halloween! 🎃
🔎 One of these Jack-o'-lanterns DOESN'T HAVE A NOSE! Can You find it? 👀
👉 For better resolution and the SOLUTION, go to https://t.co/v4XO9eSzyy #halloween #Halloween2020 pic.twitter.com/umoZQdi8av
— Gergely Dudás – Dudolf (@thedudolf) October 20, 2020
If you’re ready to give up, check out the solution. The jack-o’-lantern without a nose is near the upper righthand corner of the image. Now that I look back, I can see it!
I have to admit this one stumped me as well. Here’s the solution.
In fact, Dudás has created a whole book of Halloween-themed brainteasers, titled, “Bear’s Spooky Book of Hidden Things.”
“It’s Halloween and Bear can’t wait to go trick-or-treating!” reads the book’s description. Bear is hoping his friends are handing out his favorite treat, honeycomb, and goes on Halloween adventure in search of it, from a pumpkin patch to a haunted house and a spooky forest. How cute!
“Bear’s Spooky Book of Hidden Things” is available on Amazon for $7.83.
Brainteasers have been around for a while, and some are now classics. The duck and bunny optical illusion shown below first appeared in a German magazine in 1892, and at the time, psychologist Joseph Jastrow declared that if you can see both a duck and a bunny in this image, that means you’re creative. I’m proud to say that I can definitely see both!
How interesting! Do you have a favorite brainteaser or puzzle?