The internet loves being baffled by deceptive photographs. The latest image to make the maddening rounds is this photo of a person's legs. Depending on you how you look at it, the legs are shiny with oil or simply smeared with some strategic slashes of white paint.
Almost every time a weird viral optical illusion spreads across social media, we get comparisons to the infamous dress controversy of 2015. The Daily Dot poo-poos this analogy based on the evidence present in the photo that points to only one correct answer: "white paint."
There are paint pens in the photo. The original comes from Instagram user leonardhoespams, who seems both amused and exasperated by the sudden internet stardom.
I'll admit I absolutely thought "shiny oily" the first time I saw the image. Just a few moments of study cured me of that reaction. It's a fun but fleeting optical illusion, but it probably will never rise to the level of dissent, despair and madness that surrounded The Dress.