## Which one is different?

Stare at a visual puzzle long enough, and it can feel like you’ll never find the solution. You’d think that would be a reason to give up, but the challenge is exciting. And discovering the solution? That’s a thrill. Try your hand with this series of puzzles in which all of the images look similar – but they’re not. Which one doesn’t belong? That’s for you to find out.

Work your way through these 14 “which one doesn’t belong” puzzles and see how quickly you can solve them. The answers are right below the images, so if you get stuck, just keep reading.

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## Which snowflake doesn’t belong?

In reality, every snowflake has a unique pattern, but in this puzzle only one is different. Can you spot it? Make sure you look closely at each individual snowflake – one of them is not like the others. Which one doesn’t belong?

The sixth snowflake is not like the others. The star in the centre has six points, whereas all of the other snowflakes’ stars have five points.

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## Which English muffin doesn’t belong?

These tasty treats are topped with olives, ham, cheese and salami. While they differ from one another, one stands out a little more than the rest. Study the different illustrations for a while to see if you can figure it out.

Find it yet? Here’s a hint: It has to do with the number of toppings on each English muffin. If you look closely, you’ll notice that English muffin number six has three different toppings: an olive, a slice of ham, and a slice of cheese. All of the other muffins only have two different toppings.

## Which Christmas tree doesn’t belong?

In this image, there are six different Christmas trees. One of them isn’t like the others. Can you figure out which one doesn’t belong? Make sure you look closely at the decorations and the different snow patterns on the trees.

The Christmas tree that isn’t like the others is number two. If you look closely, you’ll notice that for every other tree, the coloured lights on the left side match the lights on the right side. But the two lights on the bottom branches of Christmas tree number two are different colours.

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## Which wheel doesn’t belong?

Blue and red, red and blue. Which wheel is different from the rest? Out of these five wheels, one of them doesn’t belong. How quickly can you figure out which one it is?

The wheel that doesn’t belong is number four. The symbol turns in the opposite direction.

## Which star doesn’t belong?

Look closely at all 12 stars. Which one doesn’t belong? Count how many points each star has and make sure to look at their placement in the sky.

Star number eight doesn’t belong with all of the others. If you look closely, you can see that all of the other stars are reflected in the water – except the eighth star.

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## Which snowboard doesn’t belong?

Which one doesn’t belong? Out of these six snowboards, one isn’t like the rest. Don’t worry – you don’t have to be a pro snowboarder to figure this one out.

The snowboard that doesn’t belong is number four. On all the boards, the top of the longest stroke of the X is on the right, but this is reversed on the fourth board.

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## Which cyclist doesn’t belong?

Nine cyclists are competing in a race, but one of them doesn’t belong. Make sure to look closely at their numbers, their shirts and their bikes.

Cyclist 32 isn’t the same as the others. All riders with an even number have a punctured back wheel; those with an odd number have a punctured front wheel. Well, except for number 32, an even-numbered cyclist with a front-wheel puncture.

## Which bowling ball doesn’t belong?

There are six blue bowling balls, but one of them doesn’t belong. Can you figure out which one it is? This one is tricky because they all look very, very similar.

Did you solve this one quickly? Ball number four has two large finger holes; the other balls only have one large hole.

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## Which carnival mask doesn’t belong?

These sparkly carnival masks might appear the same at a glance, but in reality, one is different than the rest. Can you spot which one it is?

Mask number three doesn’t belong. On all the other masks, the pointed side of the eyes aims outward.

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