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Can You Identify Everyday Objects By These Close-Up Pictures?

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...wait, what is it?

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Is this an animal? A plant? Shooting stars?

Everything is not what it seems—and these 15 magnified objects are proof. Can you identify them close up? Grab a paper and pen and give it a try, then check your answers at the end of the slideshow.

Paint-brushMark D Bailey/Shutterstock

Picture #1

What could this be? Plus, see if you can find the animals camouflaged in these photos.


Picture #2

Where would you find this design?

KiwiZadorozhnii Maksym/Shutterstock

Picture #3

Here’s an easy one for you. You won’t want to miss these other photos that aren’t what they seem.

OrangeIevgenii Meyer/Shutterstock

Picture #4

You don’t have to think too hard about this one.

SpongeNavapon Plodprong/Shutterstock

Picture #5

Things are getting tricky. What’s this? Plus, see if you can figure out what’s been altered in these photos.

DandelionGergana Encheva/Shutterstock

Picture #6

Where would this design be hiding?


Picture #7

Give this one a try.

SpaghettiHanzi mor/Shutterstock

Picture #8

Everything is not what it seems! Check out these brain games that can actually make you smarter.

ChocolateMaryna Kulchytska/Shutterstock

Picture #9

We wouldn’t mind some of this right now!

CheeseKamenetskiy Konstantin/Shutterstock

Picture #10



Picture #11

Where can you find this? Plus, see if you can you find the sneaky camouflaged snakes hiding in these photos.


Picture #12

This one might be a little tricky. Plus, check out these challenging word puzzles that will leave you stumped.

HoneyOcskay Bence/Shutterstock

Picture #13

Don’t get stuck on this one!


Picture #14

Hint: You probably use this every day! Check out these cool optical illusions that will make your brain hurt.

CoffeePavlo Loushkin/Shutterstock

Picture #15

Don’t give up now!

LimesAndrey Armyagov/Shutterstock

Picture #16

Last one…

Paint-brushesZadorozhnyi Viktor/Shutterstock

Ready for the answers? Here’s the first one:

Answer #1

Answer: Paint brush

CantaloupeSK Herb/Shutterstock

Answer #2

Answer: Cantaloupe. Can you guess what these antique objects used to be used for?


Answer #3

Answer: Kiwi


Answer #4

Answer: Orange. Check out these other tricky brain teasers that will leave you stumped.

SpongesAdam Hoglund/Shutterstock

Answer #5

Answer: Sponge


Answer #6

Answer: Dandelion

SunflowerNacho Mena/Shutterstock

Answer #7

Answer: Sunflower. Check out what 14 everyday objects looked like 100 years ago.


Answer #8

Answer: Spaghetti


Answer #9

Answer: Milk chocolate bar

CheeseSunny Forest/Shutterstock

Answer #10

Answer: Cheese. We bet you didn’t know that these everyday objects had hidden meanings.


Answer #11

Answer: Carrot

GrapefruitAfrica Studio/Shutterstock

Answer #12

Answer: Grapefruit. Test your brain further with these trivia questions only geniuses will get right.

HoneyBillion Photos/Shutterstock

Answer #13

Answer: Honey

Soap-bubblesAfrica Studio/Shutterstock

Answer #14

Answer: Soap bubbles.

CoffeeUnchalee Khun/Shutterstock

Answer #15

Answer: Coffee

LimesZaZa Studio/Shutterstock

Answer #16

Answer: Lime. Next up, see if you can spot the difference in these ten photos.

Brittany Gibson
Brittany Gibson is a regular contributor to’s culture, food, health, and travel sections. She was previously an editorial intern for and Westchester Magazine. Her articles have appeared on Buzzfeed, Business Insider, AOL, Yahoo, and MSN, among other sites. She earned a BA in English from the University of Connecticut

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