The internet is divided by this bizarre optical illusion

A close up of the donkey/fish optical illusion
(Image credit: Twitter)

Time and time again we see optical illusions take over the internet (figuratively speaking, that is). From rotating horses to upside-down Elon Musk, we have seen plenty of different designs. Some look like they magically move, some cause shapes and objects to disappear and some totally divide users on social media – just like today's brain-boggling illusion. 

A mysterious optical illusion has blown up on Twitter after the likes of J.K.Rowling and Stephen Fry retweeted the design. The mind-boggler is a peculiar shape of an animal. And while the original illusion asks whether you can see a fish or a mermaid, many users are seeing different animals altogether. If you're loving this brain-frazzler, then make sure you check out our roundup of the best optical illusions

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.