Buckle your seatbelts because the internet has discovered another mind-boggling image that has the internet divided just like “the dress” did.
The photo, which was originally posted in September, The Huffington Post reports, has just recently gone viral. Why you ask? Well, the question is: are these legs shiny and oily or do they simply have white paint on them?
are these legs shiny and oily or are they legs with white paint on them pic.twitter.com/7Z8e8F1JCZ
— kayden (@kingkayden) October 26, 2016
When first looking at the photo, chances are that you saw a pair of very shiny legs. However, given a second glance, the shine seems to disappear and all you see is two legs with white paint on them.
According to psychologist Tom Toppino, we see the shiny legs first because of sensory cues. When we first read the question and look at the photo, it's like being primed to see the shiny legs. But when we realize that there's a possible illusion going on due to white paint, we begin to look for clues that justify this reasoning, Cosmopolitan reports.
— Scoundrel (@theahnsolo) October 26, 2016
So although there is clearly paint supplies next to the legs, a lot of people on Twitter are not convinced.
Once you realize that the legs aren't shiny & it's just paint.. you can never see the shiny legs ever again smh pic.twitter.com/71Sk8ZkHVf
— Real Housewife of VA (@Briiseppe) October 26, 2016
Took me a long time to work out that these legs aren't actually shinyâ€¦ pic.twitter.com/HwOGMHu46O
— Periwinkle Jones (@peachesanscream) October 26, 2016
That really was a mind trip after I realized it was just white paint and her legs weren't shiny https://t.co/1qAzlmhVxA
— â™•TCâ™• (@TaylorAndrea_) October 25, 2016
One thing is for sure: the internet absolutely loves optical illusions. (Although, it's obviously white paint, just saying).