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We promise there are 7 numbers in this optical illusion

From three-headed dear to invisible chess pieces, we have seen so many different types of optical illusions here at Creative Bloq. And one of our favourite types of illusions are those that have something hidden in plain sight – just like today's mind-boggling find. 

A perplexing number optical illusion has gone viral online today. While at first glance the design looks pretty unassuming, the trippy monochrome circle is actually hiding seven numbers. Despite knowing that there are so many numbers in the design, many people can't seem to spot them all. Loving this brain-baffler and would like to indulge yourself in some more? Make sure you check out our roundup of the best optical illusions

The black and white illusion

What numbers can you see? (Image credit: benonwine on Twitter)

The way you see the illusion depends on how sensitive your eyes are to contrast, meaning the more sensitive, the more numbers you see. But we have a trick up our sleeve to help you see all seven numbers in the design. Simply step away from your screen or zoom all the way out and you should be able to see the numbers '3452839' (in that order). 

The illusion was shared by user Benonwine (opens in new tab) and has been baffling many people online, with users sharing their thoughts on the design over on Twitter. One user said, "15283 is the only answer," and another responded, "my head is spinning". One user even suggested running up and down on the spot to reveal the correct numbers. 

We know what you're thinking, 'should I go and get my eyes checked?' but don't worry, it's just another illusion tricking the eye. If you'd like to check out some more mind-benders, then check out our roundup of our favourite Trompe L'oeil illusions. Or if you'd rather create your own, then make sure you have a look at some of the best Adobe Creative Cloud discounts

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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.