various wall white wall clocks with black numerals and arms
Mayukh Saha
Mayukh Saha
January 14, 2022 ·  2 min read

How Fast Can You Spot The Odd One Out?

Our bodies and thoughts aren’t always in harmony. Our brain, for example, is constantly processing information from our senses. It strives to accomplish this as rapidly as possible. Most often than not our brains frequently use shortcuts and assume details. This is one of the most common reasons why something seems amiss but you do not realize what.

Those with a good eye for detail, on the other hand, will notice it right away. If you are one of them, then today’s challenge should be a piece of cake for you.

But, before we get started on the challenge, are you aware of the advantages of brain puzzles? Brain puzzles are similar to mental conditioning activities. It keeps your mind fresh and active. It can drastically reduce the time it takes to notice something that is bothersome. Statistics have revealed that people enjoy picture puzzles more than math-based puzzles. Maybe because individuals receive options to choose from. Getting options somehow gives individuals a sense of excitement and fun. 


We look at clocks every day. So spotting something incorrect must be very easy, right? In the case of this problem, be aware that many individuals have missed the small but evident error. Hopefully, you will spot the odd one out.

Find The Odd Thing

Below is the picture that needs a closer look. Only three of the clocks are right and one has a mistake. Try to spot the incorrect clock as fast as you possibly can. You can even time yourself to see how well you did.

Here’s the image of the clocks:


There are four clocks with Roman numerals on them. Pay close attention to the numbers. Have you spotted the odd one? If you have not we have the answer below.  

The Answer

The answer is circled in the picture below:


The correct answer is C. The number VIII replaces VII in the third clock. Congratulations if you successfully spotted it. It is okay if you took some time or did not spot it at all. There are more puzzles for you to enjoy. Do not give up. Try doing more picture puzzles and you will get better at them.

Make sure to show it to your relatives and friends to see how long they take or if they notice anything.

Meanwhile, here are some more picture puzzles that you may find entertaining: