Internet Goes Crazy Over Simple Puzzle – Can You Figure it Out?

Trevor English
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simple puzzle Mitsake[Image Source: Antley Lamont Staten]

The internet has presented us with some pretty tricky puzzles over the years, and one new viral puzzle is stumping people across the globe. So far, the post has been shared 409 thousand times, as you can see below, and solutions have ranged from the incredibly complex to the super simple. Look below and see if you know the answer, take your time to think about it.

So, when you first look at it, it appears to be a super tricky math problem that doesn't have any obvious errors. I mean the boxes just count from 1 to 9, there couldn't possibly be an error there, right? Well, there isn't. This viral puzzle isn't actually a math problem at all, in fact, it is something much simpler.

If you read the yellow paper, you will notice that it says "Share When you find the mitsake." 'Mistake' is misspelled "mitsake" and that is the mistake in the puzzle. If you spent a long time overthinking that one, then you probably feel like the rest of the internet.

Sometimes puzzles are tricky because we expect them to be super complicated, but they actually are something really simple. Don't worry if you didn't get it, you are still a smart person. At least, that's what I'm telling myself right now.


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