The internet left baffled after a girl shared a selfie of her wearing a striped crop top on Twitter.
— $ugar (@mmmadelinee) December 29, 2016
The girl named Madeline who bought the dress at Forever 21 had no idea that her dress would go viral like the flip flops, the dress or colour changing handbag.
At first glance it looks like a bathroom selfie features a girl wearing a normal striped top but if opened up the picture, we could see the magical optical illusion – the stripes appear to bend and move.
The internet soon got filled with different theories on the optical illusion.
However, experts clarified the phenomenon as aliasing which means when the striped top gets viewed on a larger picture, a distortion occurs as a result the stripes appear to bend and move. As a side note, the optical illusion cannot be seen in laptops or desktops but in mobile phones only. The lower resolution of phone’s screens makes the pixels appear distorted.
Theories aside, internet had fun with the picture and retweeted over 2,000 times.
Your shirt is the devil https://t.co/Xbf7LjbFfT
— PATRIOTS 14-2 (@ben_martin14) December 29, 2016
is it just me or did her shirt light up once you clicked the picture? https://t.co/s8lqQZ7Eka
— jadey babey (@mamii__j) December 29, 2016
— Saint Sinner Ⓥ (@justkillmeokay) December 30, 2016
Y'all did her shirt light up when you opened the picture? Or was it just me? https://t.co/jsFM9kqSXn
— isaac. (@Trillipino_) December 29, 2016
— JM (@Not_A_Dirty_Hoe) December 30, 2016