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Optical Illusion – How many bars do you see?

Optical Illusion – How many bars do you see?
Image Credit: Daily Mail

If you need a quick break from the daily grind, try this optical illusion on for size. It's the latest puzzle that's sweeping the internet.

Take a look at the image. Counting the bars that are sketched seems like it would be simple enough, but look again.

Optical Illusion - Bars

Photo credit: Daily Mail

When you count the number of bars using the squares at the front, you'll find that there are eight total. But is it really that simple? Count the bars again, but this time use the end of the bars farthest away from you.

Optical Illusion - Bars - 1

Optical Illusion - Bars - 2

How is that possible? Well, it gets even more confusing. According to the puzzle's creators, there are actually only six complete bars. You have to look very closely to see it.

There are five complete bars clearly visible at the top. However, when you study the lines between the fifth and sixth bar, you'll find that they don't form a complete bar at all. They've just been added to trick you.

So, did you guess the right number? Let us know in the comments.

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