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Impossible Shelves Illusion
Category: Impossible Objects | Added: September 8, 2009 | 34 comments
This classic illusion consists of a series of shelves attached to a wall, but exactly how many shelves are there ? Try counting them from the left and then from the right, are they the same ?

Impossible Shelves Illusion
Image Credit: This image is believed to be in the public domain.


Comments ( 34 )

Posted by mary on October 31, 2009
confusing =o
Posted by Ezzy on November 4, 2009
It makes us feel DIZZY
Posted by LumaGirl7, 12 on November 10, 2009
£. Thats how many there is ;-) Look at the right hand side.
Posted by Divad on November 13, 2009
there are 2
Posted by moll on November 22, 2009
there is 5
Posted by mer on November 25, 2009
i think the right side is correct, they just added an extra rectangle on the left, then it gives us the illusion there is 4 when there really is 3.
Posted by Me on December 7, 2009
This is hard but i think there are two
Posted by Maggie on December 16, 2009
Hmm... I think there're THREE shelves.
Posted by greg on December 27, 2009
i say 3
Posted by aa on March 6, 2010
there is just 1 shelf u can use
Posted by gfrreyt on March 12, 2010
1 2 3 4 1 2 3
Posted by raegan on March 18, 2010
i think 3 becuse they just added another rectangle to the left when there really is 3 eey shawty
Posted by Hahahaha on March 22, 2010
There are 2 100% look at it beeter theres 1 hole up and 1 hole down the other are a part
Posted by Mermaid on July 14, 2010
i think there is 3....
Posted by not you on September 18, 2010
count it people there are seven shelves, four on the left side, three on the right side
Posted by tyler on October 12, 2010
What!? i look at the first 2 and theres 3!
Posted by shannon on October 31, 2010
try covering the left side and the right side and see what ur left wif cuz then u get the answer
Posted by shannon on October 31, 2010
no just cover the left side :)
Posted by Allyson on February 22, 2011
there is exactly 2 shelves..... one on the botto one on the top. So it is not 3 or 4 or even 5. It is just 2 because the rest dont connect to eachother.
Posted by bre on May 5, 2011
i see three then four three then four@_@
Posted by Nicki on August 11, 2011
Yupp, there are just two. On the bottom and on the top.
Posted by Martin on December 25, 2011
5 shelves: top, bottom, 2 in between on the left, 1 in between on the right. (cover the middle of the images vertically and you will see it easily).
Posted by hannah on January 12, 2012
8 shelves these illusions will fool you people look so freaking close and count it over
Posted by may on March 18, 2012
OK, 3=4=5 ,that's what i think :P
Posted by Me on April 14, 2012
There are four did you rea d what it said
Posted by zayday on June 6, 2012
2 shelves
Posted by fagmcgee on January 9, 2013
there are 3
Posted by haleighbell on May 21, 2013
Posted by diana on April 24, 2014
here is only 2
Posted by Diana on April 24, 2014
There are 2, one on the top and one on the bottom
Posted by hjsbsfhjb on July 3, 2015
i say 4 cuz when u cover the left & right sides & look at the middle, u count the rectangles & by 2 cuz there are SHELVES, the remaining numbers 4
Posted by a on February 9, 2017
Posted by Mafalda on March 24, 2017
I see 3 on the right and 4 on the left., tricky ! I am going with 3 !
Posted by me2 on May 17, 2018
2 shelfs. 3 half shelfs, 2 full. if you don't believe me search it up on google

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