The latest mind-bending optical illusion that is taking the Internet by storm is a photo of what appears to be a small piece of rock stuck in a crevice of a red brick wall.
The image was uploaded to Facebook on Monday, and has since gone viral, racking up nearly 50,000 shares and more than 63,000 comments on the social networking site.”This is one of the best optical illusions seen,” posted user Arron Bevin on Facebook.
“You can’t not see it once you see it!!!” he commented, adding that it took about five minutes before he could figure out the puzzling image.
Some Facebook users have pointed out that it is a brown cigar sticking out of the bricks. That’s five minutes of your life you’ll never get back. One user even went as far as Photo shopping a shadow the picture to help others unable to figure out the mystery of the brick wall. Some Twitter users went beyond five minutes trying to work out the illusion.
“It’s took me a full day to work this out.. It’s not just a brick wall.. Can you see it #optical illusion,” model Sam Reece tweeted.