By James Dean on December 31, 2013, with 24 Comments

Now this is an awesome find for an optical illusion. I know all of you out there absolutely love it when I toss up brain teaser optical illusions, which I’ve vowed to post more of, so I’m going to hook you up with one today that is definitely going to tease your brain. This is a simple optical illusion, but it’s highly effective and not many people will be able to get this one right. I have dubbed this illusion as the “**how many triangles optical illusion**.” Basically, all you have to do is look at the image and count how many triangles are in the image. Are you ready to give it a shot? If so scroll down and check it out!

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After looking at the image, how many triangles were you able to count? Believe it or not, 95% of people will not be able to count the correct amount of triangles in the image. Therefore, I would highly suggest sharing this post with your friends on Facebook and challenging them to count the amount of triangles in the image above. Chances are, they won’t be able to get it right and I bet you will see a lot of different answers. If you liked this optical illusion, you can feel free to give it a positive rating. Also, leave your answer in the comments section and let us know how many triangles you were able to find.

I see 12 triangles

I see three.

15

only 3

6 triangles ???

Wait no, 9

Hi

i counted 12 triangles.

Im very curious about the right answer.

Zero.

3

There are none!

there is no real triangle, but there are six fake ones

So what’s the answer? Initially I found 3, then 6.

i’ve got 18 so far

I can only see 3 white triangles

16.

I counted 21, anybody get more?

I see the obvious ones in the circles (two for each circle) 6 in the center and the 3 larger ones cut out from the center.

I counted 15… what’s the correct answer?

Aah tricky. I only saw 3 at first, now I see 6. The others are in between the white triangles.

I’d say NONE ! The trangle like shapes morph into the 6-sided forms. But if you count a shape like the white triangle you might also have to count a lot of cake pieces…

empty space doesn’t count. if the three orange ones in the center count, there are six in the picture, but i believe there are zero.

actually, nine if the center ones count.

I think the answer is 6 as the other shapes are not straight edged triangles.

24

21 I accounted for?