How strong are your observation skills? Whether you notice when little details are out of place or you're completely oblivious of the world around you, this quiz will put your observation to the test.
These tricky brain teasers have been baffling internet users who are trying to spot items in colorful backgrounds. It challenges you to spend just 45 seconds on each picture before moving onto the next. So how will you fare?
Whether you are looking for a turtle or a mushroom, some of these images will put your skills to the test. How will can you do?
Let's get started! Set your timer for 45 seconds.
Can you find the snake hidden among these watermelons?
Turn to the next page for the answer and your next puzzle.
Our brains aren't meant to see everything. We focus on specific things, and filter out everything else. With some practice you can tune your brain to pay attention to new things.
Train yourself to observe more in the world and learn what to ignore. You can't pay attention to everything, so decide what you want to look for and retrain your eyes for that.
The more you do this, the more natural it will become.
So I wanted to see a snake in with the watermelons.
And there it was.
Were you able to find it in the allotted time?
Let's try another one:
This scene of ostriches has an umbrella hidden in it. Can you spot it?
Continue to the next page for this answer and another puzzle.
Do you feel like you're playing a game of Where's Waldo? The iconic and very elusive red-and-white striped shirt was first hidden in 1987 by British Illustrator, Martin Handford.
He really enjoyed drawing crowd scenes and that's when he came up with the idea of a book of crowd scenes. Waldo was to be the focal point of his drawing and that's when the detailed book we all loved to search was born.
It took Handford nearly 8 weeks to finish each picture which contained 3,000-4,000 various characters.
So did you spot the umbrella among the ostriches?
Times up. Here's your answer:
Are you ready for your next one? 45 seconds on the clock.
Can you spot the turtle camouflaged with all the lily-pads?
Continue to the next page for your answer and another tricky picture.
When was the last time you participated in a scavenger hunt? Whether you have set one up for your grandkids at Easter or you played one to just get yourself out to walk around the neighborhood, it turns out that's a great way to perk up your power of observation.
Pick something and look for it throughout your day, and it will improve your observation skills. Whether it's something as simple as security cameras or a type of plant around the neighborhood, note it or take a picture and then look for more. You will be surprised what's out there when you really look for it.
So did you find the turtle?
Here's the solution:
Ready for another? Set your timer for 45 and give it a go.
There's a caterpillar concealed among the sushi rolls- can you spot it?
Time is running out. Find the answer on the next page and your last test.
Being observant is great, but it becomes more useful when you can pick out a pattern. Once you see the pattern, it's much easier to distinguish what doesn't belong.
Once you are able to detect a pattern, you can combine it with your experience and this will allow you to better predict what will happen next.
Same goes with reading body language. The more you pay attention to a loved ones tics you are better able to make an assumption about how they will react in certain situations.
So did you spot the caterpillar before he turned into a butterfly?
Here's your last one!
Spot the mushroom in with the jelly fish.
Continue to the next page for the answer and see how you did.
Taking notes doesn't only help you remember the things on your To Do list, but can better improve your power of observation.
Pick a place to sit down and write or sketch out everything you see. This will help you brain pick up on things you may have not originally seen about the world around you. Whether it's something that was dropped on the sidewalk or a flower in bloom, this exercise will help train your brain to notice the little things in your daily life.
Here's the solution to your last puzzle.
So how did you do overall?
57% got the caterpillar and sushi
37% got the umbrella and ostrich
28% got the frog in lilypad
40% got the mushroom in jelly
55% got the snake in watermlon
On average, women got a score of 2.33 compared to men at 1.96.
Age did play a factor on the speed of finding the hidden objects. The group of 19-24 year olds had the best results with an average of 3.06 and this score fell to 1.49 for those who are aged 65 and above.