The 'rotating' optical illusion guaranteed to make your head spin

There's nothing the internet loves to hate more than a mind-boggling optical illusion. While none have caused quite as much controversy as 'The Dress' of 2015 (which is definitely white and gold, by the way), there are enough confusing illusions online to keep you scratching your head indefinitely.

Doing the rounds on Twitter right now is a particularly hallucinogenic gif in which two cubes are clearly spinning on the spot. Except they aren't. The shapes are completely static, with the illusion caused by the flashing background. And if you want more illusory fun, check out our pick of top trompe l'oeil illusions from around the world.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.