The Internet loves a good optical illusion, and one that is doing the rounds right now definitely has everyone hooked. A video, shared on August 22 on Twitter, shows a hand-swapping optical illusion trick that has left everyone watching it stumped. Shared by Twitter user Chidera Kemakolam, the video has gone viral with over 3.3 million views and thousands of responses.
The optical illusion video, just a couple of seconds long, shows Chidera with fingers of one hand interlocked behind the other. It then appears to show her break her back hand free while making a fist with her front hand.
Watch the video below:
Let's see how far this goes pic.twitter.com/0bNq4QY0qc- chidera (@kay_dera) August 22, 2018
Confused? You're not alone:
That has to be edited- jamell (@Staightsavage) August 23, 2018
Step by step instructions please. Slowly. In monosyllabic words only. pic.twitter.com/fBS2AJLKkL- Drew (@CKGDrew) August 23, 2018
I watched this 10 times in a row and I still don't get it pic.twitter.com/uiuqzPHAEY- Your Girl (@monki_GM) August 22, 2018
There were some hilarious (and unsuccessful) attempts to recreate the video:
Nailed it. pic.twitter.com/BO9gbJm9CG- James Hance (@JimJeroo) August 23, 2018
Almost had it! pic.twitter.com/IFEMuRJ9yD- DJ PupDawg (@djpupdawg) August 22, 2018
However, one helpful Twitter user took matters into his own hands and explained, in slow motion, how the trick was performed:
I did it slow pic.twitter.com/UcCiYPQNMt- Kevin Maloney (@Kevin_F_Maloney) August 23, 2018
"I didn't come up with the challenge," Chidera told INSIDER. "I just saw it on Instagram and took a stab at it and thought it was cool, so I just posted it on Twitter not really thinking it was going to get that viral."
This isn't the first optical illusion to have earned viral Internet fame. In May, a photograph of two people hugging went viral and left everyone puzzled:
At first i thought he was wearing the heels pic.twitter.com/GSqurm3AcE- cj Fentroy (@Boom_likean808) May 24, 2018
Wondering what's happening in the pic? Click here to find out.
Before that, it was the Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion which appeared to show squares turning into circles.
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