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Can You Spot the Basketball Among the Christmas Ornaments?

Michele Debczak
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Holiday decorations are hard to avoid this time of year. Christmas is only a few weeks away, and the objects in this picture should look familiar to anyone who's visited a department store or turned on the Hallmark Channel recently. But if you look closely, you'll notice one item in the scene that doesn't belong. See how long it takes you to spot the basketball in the Christmas-themed brain-teaser below.

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OGUS designed this cheery hidden-image puzzle in celebration of the holiday season. The illustration features a jumble of wreaths, ornaments, presents, and Christmas trees. One of the presents is a basketball that someone forgot to wrap.

Though the object doesn't quite fit with the seasonal theme, you may have trouble picking it out of the disorganized scene. It bears a close resemblance to the orange bells and baubles among the evergreens. Give yourself a minute or two to scour the image before reading on for a hint.

Give up? If you're still struggling to spot the basketball, try looking for it in the lower left-hand corner of the picture. The ball is nestled between a tree, a wreath, an ornament, and a candy cane. After warming up your eyesight with this puzzle, see if you can find the happy elf hiding in Santa's workshop here.

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