To help you unwind and remain engaged in a better manner, here's a little brainteaser that looks deceptively simple.
Despite the recent relaxation in Covid-related rules, many prefer staying indoors to avoid contracting the disease and spreading it to others. But you can only binge shows on Netflix for so long. To help you unwind and remain engaged in a better manner, here's a little brainteaser. Of course, the benefits of solving puzzles are no secret. By trying your hand at a puzzle, you can help give your brain muscles a good workout. What we have for you today is a picture brainteaser that looks deceptively simple. If you look at the image closely, you will be able to see several books stacked on top of each other. What you have to do is find a pencil that is hiding somewhere in the stack.
According to The Sun, the brainteaser was originally created by distance learning provider, Oxbridge. It claimed that most struggled quite a bit to locate the pen within 20 seconds. Let's see if you can beat this time. Ready? Let's go.
Take a look at the picture below:
This week's Oxbridge brainteaser is a challenge to find the pencil hidden in the books! Most people struggle to find it within 20 seconds, how long will it take you? #Brainteaser pic.twitter.com/8VefmWnzZ3— Oxbridge (@OxbridgeHome) May 13, 2020
Look closely. Can you see the pencil?
No? Take your time.
Okay, time's up. Here is the answer:
Did you find it? Good job if you did. Even if you didn't, don't lose heart, at least this puzzle will encourage you to take on some more. Apart from providing wholesome family entertainment, the brainteaser was also promoting Oxbridge’s £60,000 ($73,000) bursary fund. "The cash is intended to help those who have been furloughed or are looking to learn new skills or qualifications in the lockdown. The fund originally stood at £35,000 ($43,000), but was increased due to high demand," it read. At the time, Oxbridge founder Matt Jones spoke about the initiative and noted, "It's our responsibility and attitude as a college to help people change their lives for the better. We hope this funding continues to help those in need to attain the qualifications for re-employment, taking the opportunity for a career change or personal development."
Oxbridge are delighted to be able to continue helping 1000's more students, not only with our #FreeShortCourses but our Oxbridge Bursary Fund has been Extended to £60,000 After Phenomenal Demand #OnlineLearning #ReinvestProfits #InvestInYou https://t.co/h95liYPKUZ— Stacey Ryan (@Stacey_Oxbridge) April 24, 2020
This brainteaser was just an innovative yet fun way for Oxbridge to promote education. "Oxbridge said that the courses which have received the most interest during lockdown are those which increase their functional skills to assist with re-employment like GCSEs and core skills courses, gaining qualifications to help others with their mental health, for example, Counselling and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) courses and skills to start their own businesses, specifically in childcare and event planning," it read according to USA Today Post.
Cover image source: Oxbridge