Is There a Mistake in This Photo?

A photo floating around the internet shows a series of numbers from 1 through 15 and asks you to spot the mistake. If you were unable to find the mistake, you're asked to share to see the answer. There is plenty of speculation, but what is the answer?

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There is no mistake. Let’s take a look.

The photo has the following text:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
If you were unable to find the mistake above
Click “share” to see the answer!

The description states, “SHARE IF U WANT TO SEE THE AWNSER”

Theories abound as to what the “mistake” could be, such as:

  • One of the numbers has a slightly different appearance. (They are all the same)
  • There is no “0″ to start the series (who says the series has to start with any particular number? It could easily have been 3 through 18 or 4 through 19)
  • The word “awnser” in the description is spelled wrong. (This is true, but the graphic states there is a mistake above the text in the graphic, and there is not)
  • A lack of commas (It’s just a row of numbers, so grammar doesn’t necessarily apply)

 

Is there a mistake in this photo? We say no.

So why share a “mistake” that has no mistake? There could be a few reasons:

  • A prank – Posting a graphic claiming to contain a mistake that actually contains none could be nothing more than a joke to watch people argue over it.
  • A trick question – The “mistake” could be that there is non mistake, thus the graphic is merely a trick question.
  • Share Bait – Some people just like to get a graphic or post viral at any cost. What better way than to post a fake mistake and let people over-think it?

 

It should be noted that “sharing” a graphic doesn’t suddenly give you access to new information, so for that reason. It’s similar to a “look at the circle” graphic we posted last week. That graphic also has no optical illusion, but was merely a trick to get people to share it.

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4 Comments on Is There a Mistake in This Photo?

  1. scott branson // June 23, 2012 at 8:21 pm // Reply

    i propose the mistake is that by clicking share you will not see the answer, hence the mistake is the line that states click share to see the answer, however that can be countered by the word “above”

  2. 10-15 is spaced out more.

  3. I propose that the “answer” to this graphic rests in the statement itself. If..you were unable.. (and we were unable) to find the mistake, then click share. We were unable because there is no mistake. Thus, click share per the command.

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