This wild optical illusion is driving TikTok dotty

TikTok is absolutely full of optical illusions these days. Visual mind benders seem to be almost as popular on the platform as dance routines and videos of Maxwell the Cat. But here's one that's driving people absolutely dotty. 

The viral video shows a grid of intersecting grey lines with 12 dots spread among them. But it seems almost impossible to see all of the dots at once, and people want answers (see our pick of the best optical illusions for more mind-benders).


Nobody can see all of them! 🤯🤯

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.