Wait, how many bars are in this optical illusion?

If you're familiar with Creative Bloq, then you probably already know that we're partial to a good old optical illusion. The weird, wonderful and wacky world of mind-bogglers has been keeping our brains spinning, and today's perplexing find is no exception. 

The challenge? To count how many bars are in the picture below. It sounds easy, right? Well, think again. This bizarre optical illusion shared on IndiaTimes may look like a bunch of cuboids all lined up, but the more you look, the more you see – making it very difficult to answer the solve the illusion. It's one of those famous designs we've seen circling around the internet before, so perhaps it deserves a spot on the roundup of the best optical illusions


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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.