How many did you get?
Brain teasers are fun. They make us think and work our minds because we know we are smarter than a simple riddle. At first sight, we might think the answer is complicated, but it really isn't. All we have to do is just think outside the box a bit.
Recently, a video on YouTube by Bright Side about five children's riddles that 95% of adults find hard to solve, got us thinking about one such puzzle where people were asked to guess the number of holes in a t-shirt. This one, particularly, is said to be a tough one, with only 17% of the people attempting it managing to get the right answer, per New York Post.
Here is the picture of the t-shirt.
At first glance, how many holes do you see? Just the two that are right there? Well, wrong.
If you can see the background, that means those two holes are actually four. Because there are two in the front of the t-shirt and two in the back. So, is the answer four holes? Of course not.
The end of both the sleeves are also holes, and so is the neck opening. So that brings the total to 7 holes. Now, this isn't the final answer either, because there is one more hole in the t-shirt.
Can you figure out where?
Simple, it is the hole through which you pull your t-shirt through your head is also a hole, isn't it?
In total, there are eight holes in the t-shirt, which is six more than one would originally think of. The answer was right there, in plain sight, but all we had to do was think a little harder, and out of the box to land the answer. Now, how many did you manage to get?
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