This is purportedly the quantum mechanics of optical illusions.
Thought last week’s cat puzzle was im-paw-ssible to crack? Social media is blowing a collective gasket trying to figure out yet another viral, animal-based optical illusion that reportedly only 1 percent of people can solve.
“Only 1 percent of people can find the second animal in this image,” declares illusion connoisseur @pasillusion in a viral video detailing the corneal calculus.
The accompanying mind-melting image shows a dolphin eating a fish with a ship in the distance and seemingly no other fauna in sight.
But the visual jigsaw stumped puzzlers on social media with many mistakenly thinking the fish was the second animal.
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However, critter number two is actually a bird — multiple birds, actually. To see them, per the clip, users need simply flip their phone upside down, whereupon Flipper eating a fish in the waves becomes a flock of birds flying over the ocean.
Specifically, the dolphin’s inverted tail and head form two different birds with its head evoking a pelican flying with a fish in its mouth and the water splashes resembling the tips of its wings. Meanwhile, the rest of the flock is comprised of the upside-down white caps of the ocean.
If that wasn’t perplexing enough, check out this strawberry illusion, which reportedly determines if your brain is lying to you.