As well as dancing, miming and whatever else the cool kids are up to these days, TikTok is quickly becoming a go-to destination for optical illusions. And with over 30M Likes, a user called Adeline is one of the leading figures of the mind-boggle movement (that's what we're calling it now, okay).
Adeline's latest video (below) is definitely the most baffling yet, and it's left over 1M users scratching their heads. What appears to be a simple drawing of a corridor takes a strange turn when, as the camera moves, the perspective changes (it's hard to explain, just watch it below). Check out the best optical illusions if you're looking for more examples.
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As the camera moves from side to side, viewers are able to get a better look at the artworks hanging on the walls of the hand-drawn gallery corridor. The movement is pretty disorientating, and like plenty of viewers, at first glance we hadn't a clue what sorcery was taking place.
“That’s like magic, I want to make one please do a tutorial,” one user comments, while another adds, "Help, my brain is hurting." But at the end of the video, it becomes clear what's going on – rather than a 2D drawing, we're actually looking at a 3D construction (below).
And once you've seen it, it becomes tricky to unsee that the end of the 'corridoor' is in fact the top of a 3D triangle. As one user puts it, “My brain is hurting because I can see both at the same time."
Fancy making your own reverse-perspective illusion? Adeline was generous enough to post a second video providing instructions, which involve lots of drawing straight lines and folding.
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From falling figures (that aren't actually falling) to rotating cubes (that aren't actually rotating), we've seen some pretty incredible optical illusions over the last few months. (If you're wondering what the worst is, take a look at these McDonald's kissing burgers at your peril.)