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10th Jan 2017

2017 has its first viral optical illusion

Did this confuse you?


The internet bloody loves a good optical illusion.

After spending parts of 2016 discussing black and blue / white and gold dresses and shiny legs, it’s something we’re more than well aware of.

Not even a couple of weeks into 2017, another misleading image is making waves on social media.

This time, it’s all about a woman kneeling on a bed. And not just any woman, either… A three-legged woman…


Picture: AMassiveTRexHoldingaBaby/imgur

Although it’s unlikely to spark the kind of wild debates we saw surrounding the black and blue / white and gold dress, plenty of internet users have been puzzled by this image.

If you haven’t worked it out yet, let us put you out of your misery. It’s a vase. The lady is actually holding a vase. See? It’s easy when you know what you’re looking for, isn’t it?

As is always the case with this sort of thing, many were able to establish that it’s simply a two-legged, vase-holding lady relatively quickly. In fact, there’s probably a shit load of them taking time out of their day to tell us exactly how quickly they managed to do so in the Facebook comments that accompany this post. Make sure you give them a like and tell them how well they’ve done.