Strange Hats is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Curious Village.


These four top hats are all the same height, but the length of each brim is different. In other words, the hats are equally tall but vary in width.

One of these four hats has a brim and height that are the same length. Which hat is it?


Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

Don't just pick an answer based on what you see on the screen.

If this puzzle could be solved with a quick glance at the screen, it wouldn't be much of a puzzle, now would it?

The human eye perceives vertical and horizontal length differently.

B is certainly not the hat you are looking for.

D isn't the right hat either.



Too bad!

Look at things again.


That's right!

This is a very famous optical illusion.

An optical illusion is a visual phenomenon where your eyes perceive things differently than they actually are. There are dozens of known optical illusions.

What's the world coming to you when you can't even trust your own eyes?


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