I finally figured it out. Do you see it? You may need to look twice!
So is this one person, two people, or photoshop? A monster?
The internet is going wild over this optical illusion. Some people see it quickly. Others (like me,) need an explanation.
For me, it first appeared to be a mutant, probably from photoshop. The “huggers” are standing in the sand near a big body of water, but the feet and arms do not match the image properly.
After being posted on reddit by user Blood-Reaper, the photo garnered more than 11.4 million views in just a few days. Everyone loves a good brain teaser, especially the kind that you go back and forth on. First you see it, then you lose it, then you see it again. If you walk away from the computer you sometimes have to stare at it again to remember what it was.
People ask a number of legitimate questions:
Is the man standing on the inside or the outside?
Is this too blurry? If in HD it would be easier to tell.
Is it a contortionist who can twist their torso in legs in a superhuman, flexible manner?
Is there a trick costume involved?
Take a look for yourself:
Obviously, one person has light skin and one has darker skin, but those obvious facts only add to the confusion. Clearly, one person is hugging low while the other is hugging high. It is the feet and legs that confuse everyone.
Finally, I found the few words that provided a hint for my optical illusion success:
THE DARK SKINNED MAN’S SHORTS ARE BLUE ON THE OUTER LEG AND WHITE ON THE INNER LEG!
Do you see it now? The image shows the entirety of the man, and only the arms, forehead, and lower legs of the woman.
Now you know. Or do you?
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