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Polish or Paint: 'The Legs' optical illusion sends Twitter into a frenzy


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Polish or Paint: 'The Legs' optical illusion sends Twitter into a frenzy

It is obvious, isn’t it?

Well, not quite, because just like ‘The Dress’ that some saw as blue and black and others swore was white and gold, a new picture posted online is splitting opinion on Twitter.

So, what do you see when you look at this pair of pins?


i like the feeling of paint on my skin

A photo posted by hunter 🧀 (@leonardhoespams) on


Many see oily, glazed legs – but look closer. The art materials on either side are a clue…


Shiny Happy People



And once you know, you know!



This latest puzzle for the eyes has prompted respected publications to ponder why optical illusions are such a hit on the Internet.

Others meanwhile are deeply unimpressed with the whole thing.



Oh, and just in case you still hadn’t made up your mind…

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