Can You try to Solve this CIA Approved Puzzle By Merely Looking At This Image?

  • 3:49 pm December 9, 2020
  • suhas

So recently CIA tweeted this image and put forth a quiz for all its followers. They got a lot of votes as to what is the Answer. But before figuring out the answer and in order to know the question, check out what the Tweet was in the first place!

The Task

To begin with, this is the image tweeted by CIA. They tasked Twitter users and aspiring agents alike to “put their analytical skills to the test” to deduce the time of day a photo was taken. The intelligence service gave three possible answers: 3PM, 11AM or 7AM.

What Time?

The scene is extremely simple. It features a quiet and sun-dappled ski resort with snowy hills and few cars on the road. What do you think is the time here out of the three options given above?

One guess!

One of the user wrote, “The cars in the parking lot have snow on hoods. Long shadows. Nobody’s skiing yet. Only 1 car on the road. No pedestrians. My initial guess was, midnight in 1 of those climes where the sun’s up all year round in winter.” Do you agree with this theory?

Another Theory

And then there was another one with a different theory altogether. He wrote, “I would say it's 7 am because the streets have not been plowed yet, and seeing evergreen trees I bet they have snow plows 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.” Do you agree with this one?

The Answer

If you agree with the second theory, congratulations, you aced this quiz! Does this mean you are ready to work as a secret agent? We don't know! but you are smart, yes! The time at the ski resort was 7AM.