Can you count how many boys in this picture?

  • Arab_in_NL

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    Dec 10, 2010 2:50 PM GMT
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    Dec 10, 2010 3:39 PM GMT
    Can you count how many boys in this picture?

    No, I can't.
  • Midas426

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    Dec 10, 2010 3:45 PM GMT
    I count only the 12 that are sitting down. The rest are moving too fast. LOL
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    Dec 10, 2010 3:56 PM GMT
    Midas426 saidI count only the 12 that are sitting down. The rest are moving too fast. LOL

    Well, I did consider dragging the gif image onto my desktop and freezing it, then counting that way, but the 10-frame image degraded too much. I also wondered if I unfocused my eyes I'd see something else that would answer the question, like those hidden 3-D optical puzzles that were popular a few years ago. I even wondered if it's a semantic trick, something based on the word use of boys or something.

    But finally I decided that the best answer for me is that I can't. That's my answer, and I'm sticking to it.
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    Dec 10, 2010 4:10 PM GMT
    If you hold the x button but don't close out of the window it will pause and you can count them all. I don't feel like doing it though.
  • Midas426

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    Dec 10, 2010 4:24 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidIf you hold the x button but don't close out of the window it will pause and you can count them all. I don't feel like doing it though.
    Thanks for the tip. Doing that I get a count of 156.
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    Dec 12, 2010 1:35 AM GMT
    I count zero "boys," as there's only a bunch of damn stick figures.
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    Dec 12, 2010 9:30 PM GMT
    NanjingCowboy saidI count zero "boys," as there's only a bunch of damn stick figures.

    ...he got to it before I did.
    None of them are boys or men, just stick figures.
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    Dec 12, 2010 9:31 PM GMT
    94
  • jimjock

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    Dec 12, 2010 9:32 PM GMT
    I only count one boy.. .the OP
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    Dec 12, 2010 9:34 PM GMT
    *sigh* It's a repeating pattern. You only need to count one cell and multiply.
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    Dec 12, 2010 9:35 PM GMT
    The one that is jacking off cracks me up.
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    Dec 12, 2010 9:37 PM GMT
    I can always read the phone book,.....
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    Dec 12, 2010 9:47 PM GMT
    You really just have to count one segment then multiply it by the number of conveyer belts
  • nv7_

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    Dec 12, 2010 9:53 PM GMT
    Zero. They're all butch lesbians.
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    Dec 16, 2010 12:04 AM GMT
    12 x 4 = 48
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    Dec 16, 2010 12:18 AM GMT
    There are (pi)^4 boys
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Dec 16, 2010 12:22 AM GMT
    156
  • austinlee

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    Dec 16, 2010 3:50 AM GMT
    ouch why did I open this threat? LOL it gives me headache.
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    Dec 16, 2010 3:56 AM GMT
    188 give or take three.
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    Dec 16, 2010 3:56 AM GMT
    My computer messed up and it isn't moving. Theoretically I could now count them...but I still don't want to...
  • neosyllogy

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    Dec 16, 2010 3:57 AM GMT
    Since it's just a simple tiling and the number of people is constant (one is always lost when a new one is added, even fractionally), yes, I'm pretty sure it would be simple to count them.
    That's not to say that I'm going to bother however....
    (Cute pic though.)

    [Edit: meh, I counted anyway. I think it's 16 per tile (though I wouldn't swear to it). That would make for 192 little stick figures total. (I'm assuming they all count as "boys" ... hard to tell age and gender of stick figures.)]
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    Dec 16, 2010 3:57 AM GMT
    Q2. If you can count them all, how do you verify your answer?
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    Dec 16, 2010 3:59 AM GMT
    Nope, I can't.

    In other news, I have the inexplicable urge to play Lemmings.
  • neosyllogy

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    Dec 16, 2010 4:03 AM GMT
    Mil8 saidQ2. If you can count them all, how do you verify your answer?


    Take a screenshot and then erase each one in picture editor while counting them off. (If you wanted to be super sure. And take a number of screenshots if you want to be super super shure. I'll just run with my 192 total number for now, unless someone counts a different number of people per tile.)