Tricky pencil brainteaser takes most people 20 seconds to solve – can YOU do it quicker?

IF you’re looking for a fun challenge to keep your brain busy during the lockdown, why not test yourself on this education-themed brainteaser. 

The latest puzzle stumping Brits is challenging them to find a pencil hiding among a stash of textbooks.

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The tricky challenge shows stacks of red, blue, orange and green textbooks – with a pencil camouflaged among the piles. 

The quiz was created by distance learning provider, Oxbridge, who said: “Most people struggle to find it within 20 seconds!”

As well as providing some fun entertainment, the brainteaser is also promoting Oxbridge’s £60,000 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.

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The fund originally stood at £35,000, but was increased due to high demand. 

Oxbridge founder, Matt Jones, said: “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 attain the qualifications for re-employment, taking the opportunity for a career change or personal development. 

If you’ve been scratching your head over the brainteaser, we’ve included the answer below – but did you manage to find it within 20 seconds? 

Plus we challenged people to name the capital cities in this tricky emoji quiz, so how many can you guess?

Another infuriating test challenges players to guess the 24 movie titles from a sequence of emojis.

In other news, we challenged you to spot the bee among the flowers.

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