An eye test is challenging people across the internet to find a C among a sea of Os, but apparently 99 per cent of people can’t do it in less than 7 seconds.
Now, I don’t want to brag too much about being part of the elite 1 per cent, but I managed to spot the C almost instantly. Though, I was unknowingly looking at a zoomed-in version at the time, so my results are admittedly a bit tainted.
The test has been around for a couple of years, but it recently emerged again, ready to leave people infuriated as they stare desperately at the black and white puzzle.
Just be careful not to stare for too long, because the repetitive image could easily be the cause of a headache!
The task sounds simple enough; just find the C. But according to Newsner, the creators of the challenge have claimed 99 per cent of adults who take the test will be unable to locate said C within seven seconds or less.
Can you spot the 'C' in this brainteaser in under 7 seconds? If so, you might be a geniushttps://t.co/O0K4Bd4x4j
It took me less than a second to find it! According to this article, I might be a super genius 😂🤔
— zanazana (@jaklina51) July 14, 2018
Now, it’s not actually clear whether the creators really did the research to figure out the amount of people who succeed at the test – the claim may simply be part of a stunt to get more people involved, but speaking from experience, it does make you feel that little bit more special if you do manage to locate the C in less than seven seconds.
Are you ready to see if you’re part of the one per cent? Check out the test here:
If you’re struggling to find the C even after closely analysing the picture, you could commit to the lengthy process of carefully scanning each line before you find the winning letter.
But your best bet is to avoiding focusing on any particular area of the grid, as that can just slow you down if you’re looking at the wrong area. It also helps to prepare yourself for what you’re looking for before you cast your eyes on the image – so picture that C in your mind’s eye before looking at all the Os!
If you still can’t find it, and the test is threatening to be the downfall of your weekend, allow me to point it out:
Are you part of the one per cent?
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.