Does this cat go up or down the stairs? Compiling this optical illusion puzzle in less than five seconds is an indication of high IQ
- Puzzle sparked a furious debate after it reappeared online and confused users
- The picture shows a cat on a gray staircase with its face looking towards us
- But it is difficult to see which way the animal is going and it has divided people
- Most people think that the cat goes down due to the design of the structure
A confusing optical illusion leaves puzzlers confused – with the creator claiming that you can have a top IQ if you can see which way the cat is traveling within five seconds.
The puzzle, which was first shared in 2015, but has reappeared online, sparked a furious debate after it was shared on 9GAG and made users thoroughly confused.
The picture shows a cat on a gray staircase, and while the animal’s face is looking at you, it is difficult to see which way it is going.
Some pointed out that there is a stair lip in the picture, which means that the cat goes down the stairs.
The puzzle sparked a furious debate after it was shared on 9GAG and made users thoroughly confused
But others have said that because the stairs are mosaic, there will be a protective wooden lip on it, and that it actually goes up the stairs.
Others said that the light is reflected in a certain way that pointed out the answer for them.
With the light coming from the ceiling, you can see the cat go down – or you can see it on its way up with the light coming from the lower floor.
Dedicated Reddit walkers also analyzed the cat’s posture and the position of the paw to solve the mystery.
Business Insider concluded that the cat is traveling downhill due to the architecture of the stairwell.
The nose on the steps hangs over the riser – which has a pebble structure.
They added that there are shadows visible under the steps which means that the cat goes down.
In addition, the publication said that the light from the landing leads to the shadow of the tread falling on the riser.
The illusion also triggered mixed reactions on Twitter, with a person who wrote: “The cat on the stairs”, definitely coming down the stairs! You can not build stairs with protrusions at the top, at the edge. People would take their heels off it and fall. ‘
Another person said, ‘He walks back and forth,’ while a third person said, ‘As long as the cat is facing me, it is facing up … I can see a cat aiming to reach the top.’
The illusion also sparked a furious debate on Twitter with a person who was sure that the cat would turn up and down the stairs, while others said that the structure of the structure means that the animal goes down.