'How Many Girls Are In This Photo?:' This Optical Illusion Left The Internet Baffled

‘How Many Girls Are In This Photo?:’ This Optical Illusion Left The Internet Baffled

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It appears simple enough, how many girls are in the image below? People are undeniably freaking out as they argue the number of people in this shot, and just like any trending subject, the Instagram post has taken a life of its, becoming a viral flooded with comments. The latest face-palming viral photo is the idea of Swiss Photographer Tiziana Vergari, who contributed to Instagram’s weekend hashtag project. 

It appears simple enough, but how many girls are in the image below?

The project titled: #WHP Identity encouraged people to submit photos that flaunt individuality. Vergari’s picture featured a group of girls sitting by a mirror. It created an optical illusion, making it difficult to tell how many girls in the image. Many people have argued there are some identical twins involved; some argued there are four, while a few said there are three. 

Internet users argued there are some identical twins involved; some argued there are four, while a few said there are three.

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This viral photo is the idea of Swiss Photographer Tiziana Vergari, who contributed to #WHP Identity on Instagram.

The color, light, and image pattern can downright trick one’s brain into misinterpreting it. However, Vergari herself has set the record straight in the comment section, revealing its two sisters (her biological children). If you look closely, one looked in a mirror while the second was looking away, with that image repeated. The illusion is due to how the camera is positioned, not permitting the eye to see the closer sister’s mirror.

The color, light, and image pattern can trick one’s brain into misinterpreting it. (Here’s another of Vergari’s photo)

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However, Vergari herself reveals the photo actually featured two sisters (her biological children).

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