Most People Can't Find The Lady In The Middle's Legs In This Viral Photo, Can You?
Marilyn Caylor 5/26/2017
Reddit is a vast wonderland when it comes to teasing our brains with wild and wacky things. For example, did you know that "couch-centaurs" really exist? Well, in Reddit-land they do!
Thanks to a viral photo posted on the social news site, you can see this mythical creature firsthand. The picture actually shows what appears to be a group of young ladies sitting on a couch, but that's where the normality ends and the optical illusion begins.
The photo was accompanied by a simple challenge - find the middle woman's legs.
Once you see it, you'll never be able to unsee it again! It's time to give your brain a workout and solve this puzzle.
Optical illusions are nothing new, but this one is certainly a bit perplexing. If you do a quick count of the legs and match it up to the number of women pictured, the math doesn't add up.
The lady in the middle is missing her limbs! There's nothing but empty space where a pair of skinny jeans-clad legs should be.
Even the women in the photo had a hard time figuring out what happened to Anna Mantifel's legs. Anna is the woman is who sitting on the couch, third from the left.
In what almost seems like Sesame Street's lesson of the day, people have been trying to put their leg-counting skills to work. Yet, no matter how many times you do a recount, there are more bodies than there are legs.
Do you know what happened to this poor couch-centaur's legs? Keep reading to find out where they went.
While you're pondering that first optical illusion, let's move on to the second one. People-watching while you're sitting on a bench in the park is a fun pastime that many folks enjoy.
The three women sitting on this bench appear to be enjoying the nice weather and taking a break from their leisurely stroll. But, there's something else going on here.
Can you figure out what's wrong with this picture?
Baby? What baby? There's supposed to be a baby hiding somewhere in this picture... can you see one?
In a scenario that's reminiscent of the "hidden pictures" puzzles from Highlights magazine, this optical illusion has a lot of people stumped.
All I see is a creepy looking tree branch that looks like the face of a Halloween jack-o'-lantern.
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One creative Reddit user finally solved the missing legs puzzle by putting their digital crayon skills to use. Outlining each of the ladies and their legs in different colors, the upgraded photo shows us exactly where the missing gams went.
It turns out that Anna, outlined in red, forgot her ladylike manners, and was spreading her legs. She had draped her left leg across the leg of the woman on her left. You can see where the red and yellow outlines converge in one spot. The two legs sort of merge into one.
The same thing happened to the woman who is second from the left. Her right leg is hidden behind a pair of black jeans, which is being worn by the woman sitting at the end of the couch.
Superman is known as the "man of steel" but these women must have legs of steel! If you take a closer look at the bench puzzle, the three girls aren't actually sitting on a bench, or anything at all for that matter. The bench seat has gone MIA!
Some people suspect this optical illusion is nothing more than a clever Photoshop hoax. However, there is also another plausible explanation - the bench might have mini pullout seats that you can't see because their bums are covering it.
Is this baby brain teaser driving you batty yet? The tree branches are actually the clue to this puzzle. You won't be able to look at this picture the same way ever again once you see the baby's outline.
You see, the baby isn't actually a real one. Do you ever see castles or other shapes when you look up at the clouds? That's because your brain is creating images out of outlines, borders, and shades of grey.
The same thing is going on here. The tree's smaller branches, along with the landscape's borders, miraculously form the image of a baby lying on his back and sucking his thumb.
That's actually pretty cool!
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These brain teasers are so much fun! It just goes to show how powerful your mind is when it comes to seeing things that aren't really there. Which puzzle is your favorite?
Sources: Reddit/jr0d7771, Reddit/newbeenew, Facebook/can you spot the baby