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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.

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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.

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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!

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Picture #16

Last one…

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

Answer #1

Answer: Paint brush

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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.

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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

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Answer #12

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

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Answer #13

Answer: Honey

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Answer #14

Answer: Soap bubbles. Learn which famous American monument is a huge optical illusion.

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Answer #15

Answer: Coffee

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Answer #16

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