Confusing staircase optical illusion trips up the internet

Stairs optical illusion
(Image credit: u/defCONCEPT via Reddit)

The internet has been sent into a spin over a set of stairs. Yes, I'm not joking. It might sound absurd but the mind-bending optical illusion has divided Reddit users, with many expressing their confusion over the simple snap. 

There are many types of optical illusions – from the cognitive to the physiological – but it's always a treat when they pop up in the real world. Never did I think that a set of stairs could be so controversial, but it seems that not everyone can see the bamboozling illusion. I can't be the only one that can't unsee it – check it out below.

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.