The power of optical illusions has always been fascinating. From photos of nature, animals, and even people, one may find it hard to discern which is which if an optical illusion is added into the picture. People are then left confused as to what is really depicted in the photo.
Just like how the following photo of a man and woman hugging has racked up hundreds of comments on Reddit that all seemed to share the same sentiment: “What in the world is going on here?”
Take a glance at the viral image, first posted back in 2016 according to Yahoo, and, if you don’t notice anything jarring right away, look again — this time paying closer attention to the couple’s legs, which appear staggered in an impossible fashion. It even becomes impossible to know which of the two owns which pair of legs.
“I need an adult to help me here,” one user wrote under the perplexing image.
By now, some questions might have started popping into your mind, such as: Which legs belong to who? How are the woman’s legs somehow in front of the man while her torso is behind him? Does he even have legs?
But worry not, as one clever Reddit user by the name of ladypine unveiled the secret to the illusion, which apparently lies in the color of the shorts the man is wearing.
“Okay this makes sense,” she explained. “The guy is wearing shorts that are black and white. The girl is wearing a black dress, which gives the illusion that the black part of the shorts goes higher than the white part, but it’s just her dress making it look that way.”
So, there you go. That is the explanation everyone is looking for. Finally, the mystery is solved! Everyone who was ever bothered by the optical illusion in the photo can now sleep in peace.
What about you? Do you also have other optical illusion photos to show and make the rest of the world be fascinated by it? Go and share it now!