Photo of Hugging People Reveals Optical Illusion That’s Driving Everyone Crazy

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Senior Reporter
Jack Phillips is a reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
June 7, 2019 Updated: June 7, 2019

A photo that shows two people hugging on the beach is the latest optical illusion driving social media users mad.

The photo, titled “this hurts my brain,” shows the two hugging on the beach. However, upon examination of the pair’s legs, it appears as if the person who is facing away from the camera has legs that are turned around.

As a hint, take a look at the man’s shorts.

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It appears as though the man’s shorts are two colors: white and black. However, it’s not exactly clear if that’s the case.

“His shorts are two colors. White in the middle, black on the outside. I’m fun at parties, please invite me,” one Imgur user wrote.

Joked another, “Hurts me too. Can’t stand that unkempt grass down below.”

“He’s got a hoodie around his [waist],” said one.

Another added: “Girl is wearing a printed dress that shows when you zoom the pic. Guy has shorts that are blue and white. Took me a while.”

“Now I can see. The feet of the person in white are facing the wrong way! So are the feet of the other person. Great optical illusion,” wrote another.

Said another user, “This is a cleverly staged photo. His shorts are black and white, and the lady’s feet are directly behind the white part of his shorts.”

Some believed the photo was Photoshopped.

“His left leg goes through her right leg. That patch on his back looks like a hand. I’m not buying the different coloured shorts,” another added.

Massive Wave: Another Optical Illusion

A picture posted to Facebook and other social media websites shows a massive “wave,” but it’s an optical illusion.

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(Sea Girt Lifeguards)

An explanation emerged of what the photo actually showed.

At first glance, it looks like a giant wave is headed for the beach, ready to crush anyone and anything else in its way.

The Sea Girt Beach Patrol in New Jersey posted the picture without context.

Turns out it’s not actually a water wave, but a fog bank.

A closer look confirms it, with added information from the National Weather Service in New Jersey.

The fog was “formed by warm air condensing over cold ocean water,” the U.S. National Weather Service for Philadelphia wrote on Facebook.

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Senior Reporter
Jack Phillips is a reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.