Can You Find an Actual Needle Hidden in a Haystack?

Gergely Dudás - Dudolf

When someone tells you that the thing they’re looking for is equivalent to “finding a needle in a haystack” they mean that it’s pretty darn hard to find. A needle is a very thin object, and if it were to be hidden among other thin objects—like a bunch of hay in a stack—then it could be near impossible to find. Thus, the infamous phrase.

One famous illustrator named Gergely Dudás, aka Dudlof, is known for creating hide and seek style of work. He essentially specializes in making images of random objects, animals, you name it—and then throws one hidden one in the mix and tells you to find it—you know, like hiding a needle in a haystack.

Most of the time, his work is filled with creative creatures and objects. He’s created tons of puzzles that have stumped the daylights out of us, whether was finding a soccer ball among the panda bearsa heart among a herd of elephants, or a butterfly among the sunflowers, and many others.

However, his latest puzzle is, you guessed it, to find a literal needle hidden in a haystack—and we can just imagine him laughing at us!

All of Dudlof’s puzzles are hard, but this one has got to be the toughest yet, considering he’s using a pun that already means it’s hard to find!

Ready to get started? Turn your brain on overdrive and let’s look at his image below:

As you can see, Dudlof created a bunch of cartoon-looking hay, all frazzled and frayed, weaving in between, above and under each other. Mixed in with the hay are a few happy insects, leaves and clovers, as if the haystack as been there for months.

After staring at the photo for a few minutes, you might even get lost in how detailed it is to remember that you’re looking for a pesky needle hidden among it all!

Luckily, if you can’t find the needle (we sure didn’t), Dudlof always offers the solution that you can click to see. So when you’re ready to give up, be sure to find the answer here!

Were you able to find the needle in a haystack before clicking on the solution? If so, how long did it take you to find? If you’ve done many Dudlof puzzles, which one do you think is his hardest one? We’d love to hear from you!