This Photo of “Shiny Legs” Is the Optical Illusion That Will Ruin Your Day
The world has finally recovered from the mental trauma that was The Dress, so right on cue, the Internet has served up a new meme to ruin all our lives.
Say hello to “Shiny Legs.”
The panic began when Instagram user @leonardhoespams posted a pic of her legs online five weeks ago. Several of her followers quickly began commenting and sharing the picture because of the optical illusion it creates: a pair of seemingly very shiny legs or legs wrapped in reflective plastic. The picture found its way to Twitter over the past few days, where the discussion around what is in the picture has reached peak hysteria.
When you see it…
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Of course, others originally saw or quickly realized they were just a pair of normal legs with white paint marks (note the art supplies surrounding her).
The photo hysteria caused pandemonium on Twitter, with the Internet confused over what they were seeing. Blue and black or white and gold ALL OVER AGAIN.
are these legs shiny and oily or are they legs with white paint on them pic.twitter.com/7Z8e8F1JCZ
— kayden stephenson (@kingkayden) October 26, 2016
how do ppl see shiny legs???
— Noorani (@noor_sahi) October 26, 2016
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
— Homegirl Bri (@Briiseppe) October 26, 2016
— Dana McKay (@danasdirt) October 26, 2016
Without a doubt, white paint. There are no light reflections or distortions on the legs as there would be if oiled.
— Gregory Watton (@thewattonshow) October 26, 2016
I see black legs with blue paint on them
— Chris (@chrisccoulson) October 26, 2016
But let’s all save @leonardhoespams the agony of breaking the Internet and go back to the argument that really matters: Team Blue and Black forever.
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