‘Shiny legs’ is the new optical illusion that has divided the internet
White paint streaks or oil?
The internet is a wild and wonderful gift that keeps on giving. When it’s not obsessing over chaiwalas or Apple iPhone 7’s breakup with the headphone jack, it is embroiled in serious and complex debates. Case in point, the ‘shiny legs’ optical illusion that has divided the internet into two warring camps.
Very similar to the ‘Dress’ that had broken the internet in 2015, a picture posted online has caused a debate where one camp sees shiny, oily legs while the other sees streaks of white paint on the legs. Originally posted by Hunter Culverhouse on Instagram almost five weeks ago, the picture was reposted on Twitter and has since gone viral.
Once you see it you can’t unsee it pic.twitter.com/5mREeJUhYV
— bree (@msbreeezyyy) October 25, 2016
The photo has been retweeted more than 14,000 times with people arguing over the oil/paint theory.
Took me a long time to work out that these legs aren’t actually shiny… pic.twitter.com/HwOGMHu46O
— Periwinkle Jones (@peachesanscream) October 26, 2016
Shiny plastic legs. pic.twitter.com/sVE7btqMOw
— Ninja Economics (@NinjaEconomics) October 26, 2016
I’m upset because I saw shiny legs first but now i see paint and can’t see shiny legs anymore https://t.co/srfzdqM75L
— Girl Code (@ItsGirlCodeTime) October 26, 2016
Culverhouse, the OP, told Insider that the illusion was actually created by accident and it was, in fact, white paint streaks on the legs instead of oil. So there you go! What did you think it was, though? Oil or paint? Sound off in the comments!