Sharp Minded Tests


You asked for another test for your brain so we delivered what you want! Here is another intriguing #test for only the sharp minded that can step up to the challenge. Review the reading card below, and see if you can spot the mind illusion. It’s actually a very simple test, so we don’t provide any hints. If you think you got it – check the solution and see if you were correct! By the way we’re ecstatic that you liked our previous “Single Photo Illusion“, we believe it was amazingly optical as well! If you think you’re mind is sharp enough to solve this illusion stay tuned for more daily tests, illusions, and brain teasers.

  • DarkChaos

    Noticed straight away ;)

  • Hypersapien

    “the” and “you” at the end of the second and fourth lines are both repeated at the beginning of the next line.

    I got it on the first read-through.

  • Elias

    Noticed already :D

  • Gordo

    Noticed what was incorrect right away but from the description I was looking for an illusion so I continued to look for an (what turns out was a non existent) illusion.

  • yimmer

    I didn’t notice anything in
    in the quote that was
    was unusual. Huh.

    • Very cool thumbs up to
      to the people who
      who included the
      the illusion in the
      the answer.

  • Anonymous Pagan

    Same as DarkChaos.

    I’m a Pagan, that is true, add this to your comment if you are too!

  • Shooter

    What’s the the trick?

  • azog

    Had to peek at the the answer >.<

  • Clivey Walshy

    seen similar before – have YOU seen this on THE internet?

  • You you may not notice simple mistakes. You was used twice.

  • Halidom

    Stands out like a sore thumb. Never have figured out why sore thumbs stand out.

  • ChrisChaos

    Me too Bro’

  • sindy006681

    I read it twice and
    and spotted it
    straight away!!!! :D

  • Dave

    It’s like counting the letter “f” in a similar challenge.

    1. Our midns are so shrap that we mantelly corrcet misatkes without even noticing them.

    However, if we use the wrong words, it is much more noticable.

    2. Are minds our sew sharp that wee sea the incorrect use of words quickly.

    If we try to “sound out” the first sentence as a beginning reader would, it becomes difficult to understand. “Sounding out” the second sentence gives the beginning reader no problem, but the one who sees words as concepts vice sounds has to slow down and re-read it a time or two.

  • Liz Mackinnon

    First illusion – paper appears to be floating. “The” x2. Also “you” ×2. Also “you” after a period, full stop, should have been uppercase.

  • Yorg

    Extremely easy, it cannot be a test…

  • nelson

    the-the, you-you.
    Stood out like a sore thumb!

  • Colleen

    the the

  • Josh

    So the solution is the image itself…?

    I think I spotted the errors, but the solution isn’t exactly helpful.

  • Guru

    It has the word you 2x

  • bfenti

    Gesus my mnid was not sahrp egnouh !


  • Cleo Rhea

    I noticed it too, but only after re-reading it. Our brains are programmed to ignore that especially the placing of it. Cool to see anhoo :D

  • Kiwibot

    I’m used to proofing artwork, so picked it up immediately.

  • lea


  • z2d4th

    it’s a typo error illusion.

  • Manpreet

    “The” is repeated

  • Zenbot

    We studeed somthing simlar to this in a language thery curse I took in witch you can steel make cents of massages like deez dspite my lack of sperling. Its not so phenomenal now that txting is so cummon.

    • Zenbot

      The human brain will fill in the ______ despite what our eyes see. In this case we can overlook certain repeated words because we know the repeated words don’t follow the natural rhythms of speech/writing, which are essentially muscle memory for native speakers.

  • eric

    sharped minded… im drunk and stoned and i got that right away

  • Mike

    I noticed it on the first read-through, but mostly because I’ve seen the joke before and knew what to expect.

  • jennyspark

    Noticed as soon as i read it.

  • Annie

    Er…er…I have seen variations on this one before :D

  • Shireesh

    Two ‘the’s in the second sentence. Two ‘you’s in the third.

  • kawodi

    simple, too simple…

  • Janmanni

    That was a bit scary. I guess I have to sharpen my mind. :)

  • Kairho

    Too easy … especially since this classic has been going around, almost everywhere, for years.

  • im a genus

    I noticed faster than everyone i just fogot to cement write away

  • Nosa

    I am defiantly sharp minded the the you you

  • Dave Bergfelder

    I’ve seen enough of these kind of things to know what to watch for

  • MM

    There’s 2 “the”s!

  • Pygormus

    This one is is classic.

  • Well I looked at this
    this post for ages
    but couldn’t notice what
    what was going on.

  • Paul

    the the
    you you

  • Michel

    Double THE and YOU

  • me

    noticed it

  • Pam

    Before this disappears would someone please point out what my mind is too sharp to see?

    • Pam

      never mind……….

  • Unknown Hacker

    I wish some people would just quite stuttering,

  • iDigit

    Read this aloud and imediately stopped at the double take ….

  • gloriarr

    Like it it!!

  • Martin

    This is why I suck at proofreading…

  • hanna

    I noticed the double “you” but not the double “the”

  • rozziewoo

    ha! didn’t realize at first, but the closer i looked i found it!!! sooooooooooooo cool!

  • cal

    what is the the mistake

  • STR e t C H

    what T H E heck is this ball about?

  • Renee


  • Time for adventure

    there are two “you”‘s and even the the shapest mind can be fooled. :P

    • Time for adventure

      did you get that one?

  • Time for adventure


  • Booskabouter

    how many”did you notice?

  • Synco

    “the the” and “you you”

  • Owen Gao

    Their are two “the”s and two “you’s”

  • DavidVas

    Same. Noticed it as soon as I started to focus on it

  • Mr Munings

    the the
    and and

  • usk15

    yep, got it!

    there are double “the” and “you”

  • timbo

    It’s a piece of of cake.

  • Dave

    I well remember this type of illusion from 50 years ago.

  • AnimeLover

    I was actually looking at the angle of the paper—I had to read it a few time to see what the illusion actually was. :p

  • jacke18

    An old one, but a good o…actually no, not even a good one.

  • Stanley field

    Two yous. Two. Thes

  • Akire

    Easy: Two ‘the’ two ‘you’. saw this trick before.

  • anomynous

    i got it straight away…pips!!

  • Santiago Gómez

    The, the and You, You are two times

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