Viral Today: July 28, 2019

Are you ready to give your synapses a workout? A bizarre optical illusion went viral on July 28, and people are scratching their heads, trying to figure out what is going on. 

Stick around because we are also going to show you a few instances when pets were caught on camera in adorable and hilarious situations. 

Optical Illusion Goes Viral: What Is Wrong with This Photo?

optical illusion

The photo that has gone viral seems perfectly normal at first glance. It depicts a few school girls posing with a turtle and smiling. They are dressed in colorful shirts, such as yellow, green, and red. Can you see anything weird so far?

If the answer is no, then you should know that the picture is actually black and white. That is correct: the colors that you are seeing aren’t actually there. It’s just your brain predicting the reality to be with the little information it has. 

Let us explain. 

The “colors” are given by saturated lines added to the picture that form a grid. Your brain will automatically fill the squares with color, making this optical illusion possible. 

The internet has been so amazed by this simple trick that it started to convert other black and white photos and make people believe that they are colored. 

The Internet Loves Optical Illusions


This is not the first time an optical illusion has gone viral this month. At the beginning of July, another photo divided the internet. What looked like a snapshot of a beach shore, turned out to be a broken lower part of a car gate. 

Back in February, an aerial photo of a car park in the UK took the internet by storm as people were trying to figure out how many parking spots are available. The correct number is still unclear. Maybe you can figure it out! Let us know if you did.

Other Viral Topics on July 28

  • Celebrity: Sophie Turner And Joe Jonas Saw a Therapist After Their Dog Died 
Sophie Turner And Joe Jonas

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’s dog, Waldo Picasso, was killed in a freak accident earlier this week. The dog managed to free himself from his leash and ran out into the street where he was hit by a car. 

The couple was so devastated by the event that they needed to see a therapist to work through their feelings. Although the incident happened a week ago, they were just recently able to report it because they have been so turned up by the entire ordeal. 

Waldo Picasso was adopted by the couple in April 2018. He had an Instagram account that he shared with his brother, Porky. 

  • Video of LeBron at His Son’s Basketball Games Goes Viral
playing basketball

Do you remember how excited you were when your dad attended your baseball or basketball games? Well, just imagine for a second that your father was a basketball celebrity like LeBron James and he joined you and your team’s layup ahead of an AAU game. 

That’s exactly what happened this weekend and the video is going viral. Take a look. 

  • Hilarious Pets Caught on Camera
a pair of kittens

Have you ever wondered what your dog or cat is doing while you are at work? This Buzzfeed post might give you an idea. Spoiler alert: don’t watch it while you are at the office because you are going to laugh so hard!

Back to You

Show the black and white photo to your friends and colleagues and watch their expression when you tell them that the colors they are seeking aren’t actually there. It will make your day.