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Yesterday, GOOD reported on a three-year argument raging on the Internet over whether a picture taken on a golf course is of Tom Hanks or Bill Murray. Today, there’s a mind-bending photo of a pair of legs that has people scratching their heads. The question everyone’s asking is: Are these legs covered in a shiny substance or not? The photo was originally posted by Instagram user Hunter Culverhouse and has been taken down since.
Here’s how people are reacting to the photo on Twitter:
SOLUTION: The photo is of legs with streaks of white paint on them.
According to Culverhouse, the optical illusion was accidental. “[I] had some white paint left on my brush and put random lines on my legs, turned out to be a completely confusing picture for everyone on the Internet,” Culverhouse told Insider. “The first time I posted it, it didn’t go completely crazy,” Culverhouse says. “But then I reposted it again and other big accounts started to post it and share it. Then it took to Twitter and YouTubers started tweeting about it as well.”
The interesting thing about this illusion is once you realize it’s white paint, it’s nearly impossible to see the legs as shiny again.