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95% Of People Struggled To Spot The Error In This Picture! But Can You Find The Mistake?

The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes,” said the detective Sherlock Holmes in Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous stories. Holmes is known for solving difficult cases through deductive reasoning and keen observation skills. After all, he’s said that his method is “founded upon the observation of trifles.”

If you’ve ever read or seen an iteration of Sherlock Holmes, you’ve probably wondered how good are your own observational skills. Here are some photos to test your eye for detail. As Holmes explains, you may see clues or mistakes while not actually observing. These photo puzzles range from common-looking scenes with someone out of place and patterns with one flaw. Which kind of puzzle can you solve more quickly? 

For a bonus challenge, set a timer or stopwatch and try to beat your own record. The answer to each photo puzzle follows immediately, so don’t scroll until you are ready to check your conclusion.  

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Can You Spot the Mistakes in These 7 Photo Challenges?

#1 What’s Wrong With This Kitchen?

What’s Wrong With This Kitchen? Spot the mistake
Photo credits: Brightside.me

Answer: The kettle’s spout is too low. If it were actually filled, the water would spill out. 

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#2 Something is Off On This Bedside Table

Something is Off On This Bedside Table... spot the mistake
Photo credits: Brightside

Answer: The title is printed upside on the book’s cover. 

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#3 There is a Strange Thing About This Skating Rink

#4 There is a Strange Thing About This Skating Rink... spot the mistake
Photo credits: Brightside

Answer: On the skater’s left foot, there’s a rollerblade instead of an ice skate.

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 #4 Which Panda is the Odd One Out?

Which Panda is the Odd One Out? spot the mistake
Photo credit: Pixabay

Answer: In the second column to the right, the third from the bottom, is a panda who looks more distressed than the others.

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#5 How Safe is This Door?

How Safe is This Door? spot the mistake
Photo credits: The Laugh Club

Answer: There’s no keyhole. It’s impossible to unlock those bolts without a key.

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#6 Question: Where’s the Upside Down Question Mark?

Question: Where’s the Upside Down Question Mark?
Photo credits: Playbuzz

Answer: The upside-down question mark is in the sixth row from the bottom and 11 column from the left.

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How many mistakes were you able to spot? If you enjoyed these challenges, here are some more puzzles and observational tests for you to try!

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Sarah Biren
Freelance Writer
Sarah is a baker, cook, author, and blogger living in Toronto. She believes that food is the best method of healing and a classic way of bringing people together. In her spare time, Sarah does yoga, reads cookbooks, writes stories, and finds ways to make any type of food in her blender.
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