Insanely hard riddle is only solved by 10% of people – here’s what it means if YOU can

AN INSANELY hard puzzle is so difficult it can only be solved by just 10% of people – this is what it means if you can.

The Wason Test was created in the 1960's to test our logic but it is still as hard as ever with nine out of 10 people getting it wrong.

The riddle involves being shown four cards – an odd number, an even number, a blue colour and a green colour.

You are then instructed as follows: If a card shows an even number on one face, then its opposite face is blue. Which cards must you turn over in order to test this idea, without turning over any unnecessary cards?

The answer? You're only supposed to lift two cards, the even number and the green colour.

Despite the simple answer, people rush and turn over one or more unnecessary cards meaning they fail the test – here's why it's so confusing.

Psychologists believe the riddle is tricky because it involves numbers and colours but becomes far easier with a socially relevant topic.

The number of people who solve it correctly spikes when the problem is used in certain contexts.

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A similar test which involved ages and drinks on the cards to find underage drinkers had a far higher success rate.

Among the follow up findings was a theory that younger people in particular are more likely to solve an if-then puzzle when there is a practical benefit.

Other researchers who have analysed the test say that people usually fail simply because they misinterpret the word "if".

The creator of the test, Peter Wason, was an English psychologist who sadly passed away in 2003.

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