CIA challenges people with tricky brainteaser to see if they could be a spy
The CIA has created a challenge which shows whether people have what it takes to be a real life spy.
Those who work for the Central Intelligence Agency need to be able to spot even the smallest details in order to successfully analyse global data.
Now, their challenge tests the public on their ability to be meticulous.
The agency asked Twitter users to “put [their] analytical skills to the test” by figuring out what time of day it was in the image attached.
A snowy scene filled with houses, an icy road, school and school buses was shared to the CIA official account.
Did you get it right? Tell us how you guessed in the comments…
It asked people to check for visual cues and work out if it was 7am, 11am or 3pm.
Many believed the clues lay in the parked card, school buses, street lights and shadows.
Only 13% guessed that the image was based at 11am – one person said: "Sun comes up in the east, so that rules out 3pm.
“It's too high for it to be early morning, so that [rules] out 7am.
“Therefore 11am it is."
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However, 33.9% guessed the snap was taken at 3pm.
One challenger said: "The snow on the road has been worn down by a days traffic and there are no gritters out.
“Empty school buses are pulling in and lining up to take kids home.
“Sun is now in the West – houses are East facing.”
Another person said that the clock tower said it was 3pm.
But, 53.1% thought the scene was a 7am shot due to the shadows.
One person wrote: "The cars in the parking lot have snow on hoods. Long shadows. Nobody’s skiing yet.
“Only one car on the road. No pedestrians.
“My initial guess was, midnight in one of those climates where the sun’s up all year round in winter.
“Second best guess would be early as possible in the morning."
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Another added: “I would say it's 7 am because the streets have not been plowed yet, and seeing evergreen trees I bet they have snowplows and ample snow removal tools ready.
“I believe that if it was any other time of day the roads would be clearer since it is not currently snowing."
And it seems they were right!
The correct answer is 7am…
The CIA said: "Most of you guessed correctly.
“Seems like you all have an eye for this.
“You should check out our careers page. #DiscovertheCIA."
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