The Internet Is Freaking Out About This Girl's Optical Illusion Selfie - Can You See It?
5 January 2017, 13:39 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
When the clock struck midnight on January 1 2017, we made one wish to the universe - please, PLEASE let 2017 be a year without colour changing articles of clothing. Well, we're now 5 days into the new year and our wish has been denied and we're freaking out once again.
Please, welcome to the stage... the cropped t-shirt!
On Dec 29, Twitter user @mmmadelinee uploaded a cute bathroom selfie of herself wearing a striped crop top.
When you scroll past the tweet on your timeline on your phone, the top looks like a regular striped top. Nothing to see here, everything is nice and normal.
BUT HERE'S THE GAG: When you tap on the picture within Twitter to expand the image... WITCHCRAFT. The stripes morph into some kind of monochrome optical illusion, making the shirt look like it's been photoshopped before our very eyes.
The internet can't get their heads around it.
@mmmadelinee is it me or does your shirt light up when I click it— air-n (@aaronxjay) December 29, 2016
@mmmadelinee it even changes when you zoom into wtf— lyngend (@iconicjolie) December 30, 2016
Am I faded or did you shirt jut switch colors https://t.co/pzUi8jEBPj— Lucy (@luccaay_) December 29, 2016
Apparently, the crop top appears differently when you expand the image because of *drumroll* ...the pixels. And it always happens when thin stripes are involved in some kind of digital image thanks to a process called 'Aliasing'.
@mmmadelinee for anyone wondering it's called aliasing, the image is reconstructed with sharp pixels affecting how your eyes perceive images— CM (@ColtonMorano) December 30, 2016
When you zoom in on the expanded picture? Order is restored. Horizontal stripes for days.
In conclusion, it's not that deep. It's literally just your phone's pixels playing tricks with your eyes. As you were, everyone.
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