Back in the day, children would spend hours looking at optical illusions, trying to pick apart an image within an image. If you were a kid in the nineties, then surely you remember those Magic Eye photos that were always present in shopping malls. These optical illusion images got so popular that entire stores were filled with them and there was something for everyone. Some were made of one or two colors and others had themes related to cartoons, animals or pop culture. If you spent enough time looking at these posters, then you may have mastered them, as there is a certain technique that involves crossing your eyes a certain way in order to pull out the picture that is hidden within the tiny pictures.
Some people have a much easier time solving these optical illusions than others.
While the Magic Eye photos hit their peak in the nineties, there have been several other optical illusions since then that have kept our curious minds moving. One of the latest and greatest is what appears to be a sketch of an old man’s face.
But, if you look closer, you will discover that the image of the old man can be viewed as something entirely different.
The old man in the sketch has a set of squinty eyes, a beard, and he’s wearing a hat. But if you imagine the photo is upside down, do you see anything else?
Some saw it right away, while others struggled for a while to reveal the hidden image. Here is a hint…
Focus on the old man’s nose. Does it look like anything in particular?
If you managed to sort out the various smaller pictures of the sketch, then you will see the other image within it…a cute little dog hugging onto a bone. You really have to stare at the photo in just the right way in order to figure it out, which is probably why only 1% of the population could detect the image in under two minutes.
When you actually flip the image upside down and forget that it is an old man, it becomes crystal clear that it’s a dog hugging a bone while sitting on a carpet.
Commenters had a lot to say about optical illusion and some gave some hints…
“His beard.Don’t need to turn it upside down. Look at it you can see it.”
And others shared how long it took them to find it…
“It took me about 6 seconds; it is upside-down.”
“Yep, within two seconds.”
And others saw entirely different images…
“Looks more like an owl in the face, but then there is a tail.”
The majority of commenters agreed that you had to turn the picture upside down in order to find the dog.
This is the type of puzzle that can keep you occupied for either two seconds or two hours depending on how you see it. Like most things in life, the more you do something, the easier it gets. The same is true for optical illusions.