Tricky illusion: How many legs can you see in the picture?


Optical illusions are fascinating little reality busters, They teach us about our visual perception, and its limitations.  Some of them are still a source of debates and heated discussions. We can agree that people can have different opinions, arguments over visual illusions often get very emotional because everyone is sure to know the right answer.

How many legs do you see?

The picture you see above has created lots of discussions all over the world because the solution is not that simple.


The answers vary so immensely to a point where nobody seems to be able to actually say for absolutely sure how many legs there are. 10, 11 and 21 get seen a lot – but most people claim to count 22.

It also depends on whether you only consider complete legs, or if it is enough to see just a part of it to count it.

What do you think? Is there a single correct answer to this one? How many legs were you able to find? Then spread the fun challenge and pass the quiz on to your friends and loved ones.