Only 10 Percent of People Can Spot the Difference in This Picture. Can You?

Are you agile enough to keep up?

dancewear ballerina puzzleCourtesy Dancewear CentralPeople all over the Internet are baffled by this challenging puzzle—and we can see why. At first glance, it’s easy to think that all of the dancers look identical. Each of them has red hair, pink skirts, and purple leotards. Plus, their poses are exactly the same. But one of these ballerinas is the odd one out. Can you spot her?

As a matter of fact, only 10 percent of people can find the difference between these dancing ballerinas. Talk about a brain-buster! Try these 14 other exercises that can keep your brain sharp, too.

The dance clothing company Dancewear Central created this puzzle, hoping to send a positive message about celebrating uniqueness. In other words, we should all “dance to our own tune”—literally! This hidden ghost puzzle is equally enchanting.

After a few minutes of staring at this photo, you might feel your brain start to melt. Stumped? We don’t blame you. Here’s a hint: Take a closer look at their feet. If you pay attention to each little detail, you’ll notice that the ballerina in the third row from the front is wearing flip-flops instead of ballet shoes.

If that was a piece of cake, you might be an optical puzzle whiz. We dare you to find the hidden python in this photo and spot the turtle in these lily pads, too. For an extra challenge, see if you can spot the differences in these 10 pictures.

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Brooke Nelson
Brooke Nelson is a researcher at PBS FRONTLINE in Boston, Massachusetts, and writes regularly about travel, health, and culture news for Reader’s Digest. Previously she was a staff writer at Reader's Digest. Her articles have also appeared on MSN, Business Insider, and Yahoo Finance, among other sites. She earned a BA in international relations from Hendrix College. Follow her on Twitter @BrookeTNelson.