The British Army's Household Cavalry engaged with social media over Christmas weekend by teasing followers on Twitter with a little puzzle. You're in a forest, and you're surrounded by soldiers. The soldiers are keeping you safe, they're not attacking you. But they are hiding, and they will not show themselves. Can you see them? At this point, we should probably warn you that you shouldn't feel badly if you don't — in fact, the whole reason this thing went viral is because it is impossibly hard to spot the soldiers in the scene — at least at first glance.
Am I crazy, or is that a bunch of trees? Why can't they just come out and stand around the campfire with me? If you can't see them, you're not alone. In fact, it seems like no one can see them:
So the Household Cavalry made it a little "easier."
Sorry, guys, that's not much better. While this is (understandably) pretty upsetting for plenty of people, we'll use this opportunity to remind you that the whole idea is that they are supposed to be subtly keeping you safe — even if you can't see them right away, that doesn't mean they aren't protecting you.
Then on Boxing Day, the soldiers were revealed! Or they stepped out from behind the tree obscuring them, at least.
Okay, that was a fun game, but here is a relevant question:
Some of these guys are great at camo, and some are just great at standing behind an object larger than them. Either way, I'm more impressed with the military than I was before. And more impressively, I'm even more terrified of the woods than I was before! Thanks, Household Cavalry! Appreciate it!
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