**The human brain has an incredible ability to process different sources of information simultaneously.**

**However, when facing a problem designed to fool the mind, we usually fall for it. Our biggest advantage as a species is also a weakness. The shortcuts our brains use to keep up with multiple streams of information rely on many assumptions. These assumptions can be exploited by authors of illusions, puzzles, and even riddles.**

**When you end up in front of such a challenge, it is often the case that we miss a small detail, or even the entire meaning of the piece. However, that’s the charm of these tests.**

**In recent times, perhaps because of the cleverness behind them, it has become a bit of a trend online to challenge your friends and family to these types of brainteasers to find out who’s sharper!**

With that said, not many people pass the next test on their first try. Anyone can actually come up with the solution given enough time, but there’s a time limit to make things a bit more interesting.

See if you can solve it in under 20 seconds!

## What’s wrong with the number sequence?

Below you have a number sequence. It goes from 1 to 53, but two numbers are missing. Your challenge now is to find out which ones!

I actually couldn’t solve it on the first try! Now it’s up to you to show your skills!

Can you find which numbers are missing?

As I said, I didn’t get it on my first try, but after going through the sequence once more, I finally found the two numbers that were missing!

## Here is the solution

Below we’ll explain the solution in two separate pictures!

*The first number missing is 11.*

*The second digit missing in the sequence is 32.*

So if you noticed in under 20 seconds that both of these numbers were missing, you have succeeded!

**Congratulations, now press that SHARE button below and challenge your friends to see if they can do it as well!**

**Remember that it never hurts to do a bit of brainteasing!**