Remember those posters you would stare at forever trying to find the sailboat or unicorn or whatever shape was hidden in the frame? Well, we’ve got another one for you. The Coffer Illusion—which has been making the rounds on Facebook—has everyone questioning the sanity of the person who first created it and posed the question: How many circles are there really?
Because: Wait. Circles? Are you out of your mind?
Take a look at the image in question:
At first glance, this would appear to be just a bunch of black and white lines and squares. But no. There are actually 16 circles in this photo. Can you spot them? I’ll give you a second to stare at it.
Now try to un-see them. You probably can’t look past them now, right?
The person who posted the puzzle, Nicholas Johnson, is actually a magician and entertainer who also educates children on the science of deception and the mind. He said it took him 30 minutes to find the circles. His post has since been shared about 10,000 times by some people who were equally confounded, and others who thought Johnson was a blind moron.
But Can You Find This Bat?
For another Halloween-themed hidden puzzle, check out the image below. That’s a LOT of vampires.
All of them look like fairly friendly vampires, on a side note. One’s even wearing a clown nose.
And there is, in fact, one tiny bat hanging out with the vampires. And by tiny, I mean tiny. Look for one set of tiny little bat eyes.
How can you tell the difference? The female has a dent in her tail. Who knew? I certainly wouldn’t have noticed this difference if I weren’t looking for it.
2. The Name’s Meaning Is As Cute As It Sounds
In Japan, “Pika” is the sound electricity makes. “Chu” is the Japanese interpretation of the sound a mouse makes. We’d say “squeak,” they’d say “chu.” How cute is that? Since Pikachu is a mouse with electric powers… it all makes sense now.
3. Is It Pikachu Or Pikachus?
Pikachu is the official plural form of the word, according to Wikipedia. If you aren’t a big gamer, however, you could probably get away with saying “Pikachus” for clarity. We have this same question when it comes to emoji. Is the plural emoji or emojis? While sophisticates would probably say “emoji” for plural and singular, it kind of just sounds better in regular use to say “emojis,” and we’re frankly fine with that!
4. Pikachu Is Huge In Japan
In Japan, Pikachu is as popular as Mickey Mouse. Often, people will dress in Pikachu costumes and make appearances at outings and events. Pikachu got a second life in the U.S. when Pokemon Go took the country by storm in the summer of 2016 and people all around the country spent days walking around with their noses in their phones searching for Pokemon.
OK, now that you are up on your Pikachu knowledge, are you ready for more hidden pictures?
As an equine enthusiast, I grew up loving Bev Doolittle’s paintings. Growing up around horses, and still riding today, I love looking at her paintings of wild horses.
The way she’s able to capture a horse’s curious eyes, flowing tail and delicate but muscular frame, has always captivated me. Recently, I came across her painting, Pintos, and learned one of her specialties is a “camouflaged technique.”
In the description of the painting on ArtUSA.com, Bev says, “I was observing a small group of chestnut horses in a grassy meadow when I became aware that they were observing me. This seemed like an interesting situation for a painting. I also thought it would be fun to have the horses observing you, the viewer, before you could find the horses! So I began to think of ways to camouflage them. The chestnut horses became pintos, and the grassy meadow turned into a backdrop of rocks and snow.”
It’s pretty incredible. Can you spot the 5 horses? Share with friends and see if they can spot them too!