This Viral Number Puzzle Is Hurting The Internet's Brain

Are your eyes playing tricks on you?

This should be so easy. It's just... counting. So why is the internet having such a hard time of it?

Here's the premise: Look at a sequence of numbers and figure out which one is missing as quickly as possible without going through the digits one by one.

At first glance — and second and third — it's almost impossible to spot the omitted number between 1 and 49. See for yourself:

It's not some crippling mystery, and it doesn't challenge your logic, yet the Internet is having a hard time solving it.

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Speed factor aside, once you take the time to actually count in numerical order, you should be able to get your answer.

Find it yet? Here's a hint: It's somewhere in between 20 and 40.

From: CountryLivingUK