Did you ever do optical illusions as a kid?
Though there are many activities and game books marketed to children, none of the particular allure of an optical illusion book. These often came in many different varieties. Sometimes, it would be a book full of psychedelic images that you had to go a little cross-eyed to see correctly, other times you would need disposable 3D glasses to figure out what was going on the page. In other cases, the picture was actually hidden in plain sight but you needed to think differently to see the image.
More recently, one optical illusion has been sweeping the internet.
The image in question is a picture of a distinguished old man wearing a hat—or is it?
If you look more closely, it turns out there is an animal hidden in this picture. Now that you know, take a look at the photo again. Do you see it? If you don’t see anything, don’t worry—you’re not alone. As it turns out, reportedly only 1% of the population can figure this one out in less than two minutes. Still, it helps to notice some of the weird things about the old man’s face. Are there any features missing?
Still stuck? If so, we’ll give you a quick clue.
It’s tough to give a clue without giving everything away, but try to notice some of the more unusual details on the man’s face. His nose looks a little peculiar, doesn’t it? And so do his eyes, which are strangely shaped. There’s also something a little weird about the right ear, why aren’t there any lines spiraling inside of the outline? Are you any closer to figuring it out?
Here comes the big reveal:
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The old man picture is also a picture of a dog chewing on a bone, sitting on a carpet!
Did any of you see this right away? If so, give yourself a pat on the back for being unusually observant and attentive! Aside from being a quick distraction during the workday, this optical illusion is helping us all remember what it’s like to be a kid again, if only for a few minutes. It’s also a helpful reminder that getting a new perspective on things that seem simple can lead to interesting results.
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