Do YOU recognize the real Google, YouTube, Fedex logos? Brain-bending tech icon quiz is very tricky

A MIND-MELTING TikTok challenges users to identify if big tech’s most recognizable logos are genuine or not.

The quiz asks viewers to choose between an authentic mockup and a false one.

The poster's page has nearly 3,000 followers

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The poster’s page has nearly 3,000 followersCredit: TikTok

The quiz was posted to TikTok by user @PrettySimpleOfficial.

The poster filmed himself completing the test and stitched it with the feed.

While the TikToker struggled mightily to answer some of the questions, there are a few dead giveaways that become apparent when the answer is revealed.

The account’s most viewed videos follow this same model of timed brain busters.

Google

The Google logo has been very slightly altered for the quiz

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The Google logo has been very slightly altered for the quizCredit: TikTok

In the quiz, the colors of the Google icon are rearranged in a way that might take more luck than recall ability.

It’s even more challenging when considered against Google’s full-word logo, which features two blue G’s – but in the more simple “G” icon, the color red comes first at the top of the letter.

For users viewing TikTok on Chrome, the answer was on the screen the whole time – check out the tab above the URL bar for a peek at the Google icon.

Puma

Puma's founder Rudolf Dassler was the older brother of the Adidas founder Adolf Dassler

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Puma’s founder Rudolf Dassler was the older brother of the Adidas founder Adolf DasslerCredit: TikTok

The second question might be the easiest purely because of the absurdity of the false logo.

The sham logo on the right is a silhouette of Pumba, the wildebeest from The Lion King.

The Puma logo has gone relatively unchanged since 1980.

FedEx

The FedEx logo is just five letters and two colors but has global recognition

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The FedEx logo is just five letters and two colors but has global recognitionCredit: TikTok

This one gives users a 50-50 chance to get the question right.

The color of the text is flipped, and some users may fail to recall that the right side is correct in under three seconds.

The biggest surprise in the FedEx logo is the hidden arrow in between the “E” and the “x”.

YouTube

YouTube's previous logo shares the same red-and-black color scheme as its current logo

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YouTube’s previous logo shares the same red-and-black color scheme as its current logoCredit: TikTok

Chad Hurley, Stephen Chen, and Jawed Karim served honorably as young PayPal employees before founding YouTube in 2005.

The YouTube logo went largely unchanged until 2017 when a red play symbol was introduced.

Fittingly, the word “tube” – slang for TV – was inside a rectangle that could be interpreted as a television screen.

Coca-Cola

The cursive logo was designed in 1885 by one of the company's early bookkeepers

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The cursive logo was designed in 1885 by one of the company’s early bookkeepersCredit: TikTok

A marketing study which polled 2,000 American adults found the Coca-Cola logo is the third most recognizable brand, behind Apple and McDonald’s.

An 84-foot long LED sign of the iconic cursive logo can be seen at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.

A commenter pointed out that the answer, which includes a dash between “Coca” and “Cola”, is given away by the upper center of the image.

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Even for logos that users see daily, the differences are subtle.

How many did you get?

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