# Riddle: Where Does The Extra Man Come From?

This is kind of weird yet fun. If you like puzzles, riddles, brain teasers then you are watching the right video. It may drive you crazy.

Give it a look. If you like, share it with a few friends so they can be driven crazy too.

I received it as an email and decided to make a little video out of it.

UPDATE: The song can now be found on Soundcloud:

Hope you enjoy it!

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### 44 thoughts on “Riddle: Where Does The Extra Man Come From?”

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

From switching the top left and top right of the picture. Mystery solved.

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

not really a puzzle. the ppl in the first pic are drawn taller and more stretched out so that small sections can be takenout of a couple drawings, without being noticed, to make up 1 new person

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

I saw he comes from the top right in the begining watch carefully

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

it comes from that emptyspot

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

the guy in the bottom left loses some hair which is placed on another person but his hair is not replaced thus creating an extra person

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

this video:where does the extra man come from?

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

the 1st line 1'2'3 heads are tricking thier

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

The 2nd man's shoes from the right are cut at half, but he goes by his own on the left while another man is connecting on his other half of his shoes on the right, am i correct?

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Seen it… so… no, you didn't drive me crazy. XS

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

i have a answer you moved one whole men from the right side and just kept his extremely down part from his foot so when from the left side men came on that part the men doubled and also because the men on the left side had no forehead.see the man wearing black west from the right side

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

It really simple if u pay attention u see the left side and the right side r equal and 2 dude whole body move really simple when u pay attention

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Essentially it just took pieces out of each man and made another one with it. Now you have 13 smaller men. Its the same as that dumb chocolate bar trick.

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

ahahahahah it's the chocolate bar trick all over again, its like taking abit of a something and making it a new one.

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

The guy in the back have flat feet. The picture was cut off on his feet. Making him an extra person

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Its because they all get a piece taken out of them at different points in their body. These additional pieces are used to make the 13th person. If u switch from the one with 12 people in it, they are all slightly taller than the one with 13 people in it.

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

From the eigthth man in the original picture.

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

There is a extra man because on the left the second one the arm is his leg

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

from left 1st person head cut 2nd time…..their is no change in his apart frm him all mans positions r changing this one is stationary

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Solution to the problem: First observe the picture closely. When the left part and right part are exchanged, The left most person is almost left full but 5 person parts are still moved. These would fit on top of 5 people from the right group. When the right group moves towards the left there are 7 right body parts. In those 7 parts, 2 are exchanged with two others in the same right group. That would leave 5 right parts. As the left group require only 4 parts(One left person is almost complete),These 5 right parts are put on the top of 4 left body parts. As one of them from right group is a full man, He doesn't require a matching body part from the left group. There emerges the extra man:-) ,the second man from top left after the shuffle.

The two culprits in this puzzle: The person at the extreme left and the second person from top left after the shuffle.

Comments from others like everyone of them looses a small part are not correct.

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

camera trick confirmation

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

2nd one at the back on the right

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

It'll take overnight to determine where the heck I missed the important detail

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Thank god I figured It out

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Easy it comes from his hair when it is formed creating an illusion of 13 people the 2nd man doesn't have a head so it doesn't count even if it counted that means they can fit perfectly with the other people's face hence 13 people come to play.That is all like so we can show the explanation to this uploader guy(uploader isn't a real word I made it up) XD :p

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

I know it now look U see the one on the right bottom you see his head. That head is the other guys feet. The guy on the lefts feet

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

That boner is bothering me.

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

right when I saw the title I was just like "vagina?"

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

One of the men had a boner!😂

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Man with black t shirt at the back

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

diffrent parts from all the men are put together to make the last one

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

clever illusion, but in principle really quite simple. the key is just to look at the line where it gets "cut". you can see that, in the first still, there are 12 heads above that line (or just hair; sometimes the cutoff is close. look carefully. maybe pause at 0:33 to count more easily). this number remains the same in both images, of course, because those are the only pieces above the cutoff line. but you'll notice that there is one dude (far left, bottom) in the second image whose hair does not extend above that cutoff line, which creates the thirteenth person. that's the puzzle. it's quite simple.

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

the guy in the bottom left corner donates the very tip of his hair to the guy on the bottom second from the furthest right, but when they switch his hair is moved, but no one else's hair replaces it. instead they use that opportunity to move one guy in the back to make there be more. just watch the guy in the bottom left, and I'm sure you can figure it out from there, but it's hard to put into words

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Damn this thing drives me crazy

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

I get it. it took me a second but then I got it

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

theory 2 please pay attention they are merging two frames so when the behind frame is completely black so when they use the black shirts nickers the frame behind will cover the black parts so they use this to build outline and shirts or nickers for the new person

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

i got it you could see that there are marks on the people shirt in the first figure but in the second figure one preson dont have the mark on his shirt they are using these to creat a new preson

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Look at the middle before he chaned the picture there is no man there and at the end of the pic at the right there is like an ma out og the line and when you switch them the man out of the would go to the middle

Am i right

• September 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Damn i love this music! I started dancing when the beats start.. What song or music is this?