ONLY a select few can see this optical illusion properly – but if you’re having trouble seeing it, internet commentators can be your savior.
The tricky illustration went viral, with over 526,000 views, and social media users were eager to share their interpretations of the image.
TikTok user MrWright shared the image with his 7.4million followers in a video clip showcasing the super challenging illusion.
“Only 1 percent of people can actually see this optical illusion,” Mr. Wright said by way of introduction.
A simple line drawing of a staircase appeared above him.
“This looks like a normal staircase,” said the TikTok star.
“Flip your phone and it should be upside down — that is, until you blink,” he continued.
Once you blink, the magic happens in your brain. “It should now appear right side up again,” said the content creator.
In the comments, thousands reported their own success with the illusion, with some people unable to see the movement at all.
Some were skeptical of the poster, even accusing him of tampering with the clip.
“He flipped it in 14 seconds,” claimed one viewer.
Another person said they had the same reaction, but confirmed that the original poster didn’t pull a quick one.
“I even paused the video to check it out, thinking the image had changed,” they denied.
“The picture doesn’t change at all,” agreed another person. “That’s what it looks like because of the three shades used.”
Some viewers could not explain why the illusion worked for them immediately.
“I didn’t blink,” wrote one viewer. “I just saw it spinning and spinning.”
“I don’t have to flip my phone,” advised another, urging others to focus on shading. “I’m just looking at the gray patches.”
“That’s because it’s the same on both sides,” agreed another viewer. “You don’t even have to turn your phone over, just focus on the other side.”
Are you one of the few who can see this illusion right away – and if not, did the comments section help you figure it out?
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