It’s official: Optical illusions are taking over the Internet! The latest one causing a stir involves a kitty on the move — but where is it going?
In a picture posted by the Facebook page 9GAG, a furry feline is seen on a staircase. What has Facebook users scratching their heads is whether it’s going up or down the stairs.
So far the post has over 146,000 likes and has been shared over 22,000 times. One user, Swapnil Limbasarkar, confidently says the animal is going down based on the stairs themselves and the cat’s appearance. “Tail is up to maintain balance. Also the stairs have two parts: 1) foundation and 2) plain surface on which we step. Plain surface is usually of same or little broader than the base, as we can see in the pic.”
Another user, Maia Delos Santos Sunico, who may be a cat owner, disagrees. “Cats can’t walk downwards with one foot to another.”
While the general consensus seems to be that the critter is trying to go down, one user, Chris Kyeu, claims the snapshot is altered. “The stairs are going down, but based on the position of the tail and front legs, the cat is Photo shopped from a photo of the cat going up the stairs!”
No info is available on where this image originated.