Cumbria Times
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3:00 AM 21st May 2022

The Union Jack Jubilee Brainteaser That 65% Of People Are Giving Up On

Families across the UK are royally stumped at a Union Jack brainteaser that was created to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Providing an activity for the upcoming festivities, Prestigious Textiles has added an extra stripe into one of the Union Jacks on its Jubilee fabric collection, and it’s baffling almost two-thirds (65%) of the country, can you spot it?

Covertly added to the iconic blue, red and white of the UK’s flag, the celebratory fabric is available just in time for the extended June bank holiday celebrations, inspiring themed tablecloths, bunting, cushions and accessories for parties.

So far, just 12% of people in the UK have found the extra stripe within 10 minutes, nearly a quarter (23%) solved the puzzle in under 30 minutes and a whopping 65% couldn’t find it and gave up completely.

Nicola Brumfitt, marketing director at Prestigious Textiles added:
“After creating the brainteasers for some fun on social media, we’ve found that the difficulty level has turned it into a real talking point! We hope people can challenge their friends to find the added stripe as quickly as possible and that the Union Jack design inspires hosts to create the ultimate setting for the Jubilee.“

Visit for further information on the Jubilee fabric collection

Scroll down to see the Brainteaser answer

Photo by Sabri Tuzcu on Unsplash
Photo by Sabri Tuzcu on Unsplash

Did you manage to solve it and if so how long did it take you?