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‘How Many Ducks Are In The Picture?’ Puzzle Has The Internet Quacking Up

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This new viral challenge has everyone ducked up.

Let’s face it, quarantine can be boring for us non-essential workers and when there’s boredom, there’s the internet. During the last few weeks the internet has been churning out challenges quicker than ever. We’ve had dance challenges, food challenges, grooming challenges, fashion challenges and of course the continual challenge of remembering what day it is. Well the newest challenge to circulate the web takes the form of a puzzle which, at first glance, seems relatively simple.

How many ducks are in this picture?

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There are 9 ducks right? WRONG. It’s observation skills like that which allowed the book to be called “Where’s Waldo?” instead of “There’s Waldo.” If you look closer at the image you’ll notice that there are more than three ducks in each row.

People all over social media have been duking it out over what the correct answer could possibly be. Let’s squash the poultry and break this down . Going from left to right, the first row of ducks goes 1 duck, 2 ducks, 2 ducks. In the second row each duck is doubled. The third row has a triple duck, followed by two, single ducks. Ok…all this math has me quacking up right now. If we break it all down its 1+2+2+2+2+2+3+1+1 which equals…SPOILER ALERT…16! There are 16 ducks in this picture.

So, did you guess correctly? Are you wiser than owl or a bit bird brained? Share with your friends to see who is the leader of your flock!

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Adorable Kid Dressed As ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Character Goes Viral And Gets A Sweet Gift From Creator

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And when the world needed him most…he went viral!

Earlier this month one of the best cartoons ever became available on Netflix. That’s right 12 years after its series finale aired, Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender is now streaming and fans everywhere are binging the series in just a matter of days. And I know this personally because I’ve proudly run through the series already…twice. Well one of the show’s biggest little fans has gone viral after a photo posted three years ago resurfaced and everyone’s taking notice.

Avatar fan Natasha Townsel Jenkins took to social media to share the news that three year old photos of her son, Noah, have started gaining attention since the animated series is back in the headlines. In the photos, Noah is dressed as the shows protagonist, Avatar Aang, and his costume is amazing! Not only is the clothing spot on but the look is completed with a replica of Aang’s staff and miniature version of his flying bison, Appa. Of course social media blew up with users applauding the cute cosplay but one important person in particular took notice. Dave Scheidt, the writer for the canonical comics which were created after the series ended, loved the costume so much he decided to send Noah a gift, a signed copy of the latest comic.

In the post, Natasha thanks everyone for the overwhelming support and jokes that Noah has no clue he is an internet celebrity. Humble just like an avatar!

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‘Can You Spot The Predator?’ Is The Latest Challenge Driving The Internet Insane

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It’s an apex puzzle.

Nothing gets my mind churning more than a good internet challenge. Seriously, when I am laying in bed in the middle of the night fixating on some embarrassing thing I said in the third grade, a good internet challenge is just the distraction I look for. Well, the latest one to go viral involves a trick on the eyes and let me assure you, it’s greeeeaaaaat!

Twitter user @Joy_Bishnoi posted a photo of a deer and asked followers if they could spot a predator. Now, the deer is in the middle of a heavily wooded area so the answer might not be as easy to find as you may think. I stared at the photo for longer than I’d care to admit and even thought that there could be a deep, existential answer like “humans are the predators to all wildlife,” but no there is actually a predator lurking in this photo. Can you spot it?

Need a hint? Ok the predator is striped and loves Frosted Flakes. Still can’t find it? *SPOILER ALERT* It’s a tiger and it’s hiding in the bushes in the top left corner of the photo! The camouflage of the big cat makes it nearly impossible to see at first glance.

The post has garnered a ton of answers with some hitting the nail on the head and others missing the mark completely. One user figured it out because “the ear gave it away.” Another looked a little deeper into the picture and said “the predator is the deer whereas its prey could be the grass I believe.” I mean he’s not wrong but I don’t think deer are considered a threat unless you’re driving down the New Jersey Turnpike in the middle of the night and one of these guys challenges you to a game of chicken. And one user who gave up on the search completely wrote “after seeing this picture I didn’t get busy searching for a predator, but got lost in the beauty of nature.” Still wrong but at least it’s a beautiful way to be wrong. 

So, did you spot the predator? Share with your friends and see which one of you has the eye of the tiger!

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Aussie Dad Built A Giant Laughing Kookaburra To ‘Cheer Us Up’

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What a kook…aburra.

There are days during quarantine where I’ll jog twenty blocks and come home feeling super productive. Then I see a Tweet about a man who built a 1,600 pound, giant, laughing kookaburra and I realize I have no idea what productivity really is.

Artist Dr. Farvadin Daliri from the city of Townsville, Australia, began building the giant laughing bird last Christmas. When the quarantine was put into place, however, Daliri really kicked his construction into high gear and used his free time to complete the kookaburra. The massive fowl measures nearly 15 feet tall and 28 feet wide and has become the talk of the town…sville. Daliri told the Guardian “People just adore it. A lot of people overlooked from the roadside and saw this huge monster sitting here and wanted to know what it is.”

As for why the doctor built the bird in the first place the answer is quite simple, to spread joy. Daliri told Buzzfeed “I wanted to make something out of the ordinary to cheer us up, relieve our stress and make us optimistic.” What better way to cheer people up then by spreading laughter, literally! This isn’t Daliri’s first time at the giant animal rodeo either as he has constructed giant koalas and snakes to showcase at a cultural festival in his hometown. This is the first time the artist has gone viral, however, as his daughter’s Tweet has already garnered over a hundred thousand likes.

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