Quite a teaser this one!
Brainteasers are just wonderful and they can keep you occupied for hours if created well. These are wonderful mental exercises meant for kids as well as adults to keep them sharp and alert. A distance learning college, Oxbridge, has come out with a number of visual puzzles that can be quite challenging but also fun at the same time. The idea behind these puzzles is to get people engaged as much as possible.
One of its puzzles that has gone viral on social media recently is an image of a number of books stacked on top of each other with a pencil hidden somewhere among them. Look at the image presented below and see if you can spot it.
They say that an average person can spot the pencil in 20 seconds or less. Quite frankly, they have done a great job of hiding the pencil and it is not quite as easy as it may seem. Have you spotted it yet? Well, the clue is in finding the small eraser attached to the pencil. Look again, and this time slowly gaze through the picture, taking each item into account. The answer is presented in the image below.
According to the Sun, "As well as providing some fun entertainment, the brainteaser is also promoting Oxbridge’s £60,000 bursary fund. The cash is intended to help those who have been furloughed or are looking to learn new skills or qualifications in the lockdown. The fund originally stood at £35,000, but was increased due to high demand."
Oxbridge founder, Matt Jones, has said: "It’s our responsibility and attitude as a college to help people change their lives for the better. We hope this funding continues to help those in need to attain the qualifications for re-employment, taking the opportunity for a career change or personal development."
It is an innovative way to promote education and Oxbridge is doing its bit to be of help. According to USA Today Post, "Oxbridge said that the courses which have received the most interest during lockdown are those which increasing their functional skills to assist with re-employment like GCSEs and core skills courses, gaining qualifications to help others with their mental health for example Counselling and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) courses and skills to start their own businesses, specifically in childcare and event planning." Well, it's a good start and with good intentions, isn't it?