A girl’s picture has recently gone viral after it was shared on social media. It seems that everyone’s attention is on her third leg – but they spotted what’s wrong, simply by taking a closer look.
The image has reportedly been out for quite some time but has only recently gone viral after it was shared to Imgur by user AMassiveTRexHoldingaBaby. Shocking many, the photo seems to depict a “3-legged” woman simply kneeling on a red blanket – but there may be more than initially meets the eye.
As it turns out, the picture is actually an unintentional optical illusion. As Mail Online reports, upon “closer inspection, the girl appears to be holding a brown vase — but its shape and color make it deceptively tricky to distinguish from her legs.”
Of course, the image quickly raked in thousands of views, likes, shares, and comments with most people complaining that it “made their brain hurt.” Adding to this was the original poster’s sentiments as the text above the image simply reads, “Legit had to stare at this pic for a full minute before my brain told me what was going on.”
As users are spending quite a bit of time trying to get past their own eyes and brains, it is taking some a matter of hours to see the image for what it really is. Furthermore, user Traso later stated that “after you see it, you can’t see it wrong again” – and he appears to be right.
After you realize how your eyes were playing tricks on you in the first place, you can never really see the woman as having “three legs” after that. With people spending thousands of hours combined trying to figure out this picture, one thing can be said for certain – this woman has a picture that will baffle people for ages. Who knew a simple vase could be the center of so much mystery?