This exercise has been driving internet users crazy!
Only 15% of people who took the test got it right. Would you like to give it a try?
Look at the shirt image below. How many holes does it have?
The answer is harder than you might think, so take your time to really think. Whatever you do, make sure not to scroll down to look at the answer until you have your final solution.
If your answer is 8 holes, then you got it right! If not, please don’t worry because only a few people get it right the first time. This mental exercise actually features a trick question, and here’s how you should have solved this problem.
There are 4 holes in the middle of the shirt — two in front and two at the back. There’s also a hole for your neck, two holes for your arms, and one at the bottom where the shirt ends, these make four holes.
The reason why you got it wrong
Do not beat yourself up if you got it wrong. But, you can learn from what you did not see. Sometimes, problem-solving requires thinking outside the box. Instead of looking at the seemingly obvious answer, ask yourself what the full scope of the question could mean.
A hole does not have to be a rip in the shirt that appeared with damage because any opening is in fact — a hole. The fact that you are able to see through the shirt to the white background behind it should also be a clue that the t-shirt has a hole at the back, or else you would see the blue of the inside of the fabric of the shirt’s back through the two holes at the front.
Tip to think more comprehensively
Having a more comprehensive approach to problem-solving will help you in many areas of your life and not just in solving fun internet puzzles.
Comprehensive thinking will help you see things your friends might not and find solutions to problems those around you might overlook. The key here is to consider the question extensively before answering it and not going with the obvious. Ask yourself the many ways in which a question could be interpreted, and find a solution that matches all of them.