Don’t you just hate it when you go to the club with your 6-foot-long-armed friend and a photo of your group goes viral?
Obviously that didn’t happen, but thanks to some unfortunate angling and clothing choices, people have got insanely confused.
In fact, Eleanor Bailey’s original tweet, which says, “My sister’s arm in this club photo looks about 6ft long I’m crying”, has been retweeted over 4,000 times with over 16,000 Likes, and became a Twitter Moment.
And, of course, there are plenty of people who couldn’t work out how this accidental optical illusion works.
— . (@RelaxDerNw) May 2, 2017
— ShipRex (@ClawMarx) May 2, 2017
— SwisherSweet (@Og_SkyWalkerX) May 3, 2017
This photo really is the gift that keeps on giving.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, we’ll explain. The arm you see raised actually belongs to the dark-haired girl, but the fact all three people are wearing black and the ‘curve’ on the Whitney Houston jumper tricks your brain into thinking it’s one long arm rather than three similarly-coloured tops.
— H•O•R•R•9•R (@HORR9R) May 3, 2017
Basically, if Whitney was pulled down just a little bit more, this whole thing wouldn’t even have happened, but the Universe works in mysterious ways.
Now, you’re possibly wondering: how are these three people in the photo reacting to their new-found internet fame?
Well… Sabina (whose arm it actually is) tweeted: “My awkward arm poses finally paying off.”
Daily Mail commenters hate me, this is the best day of my life pic.twitter.com/6KqFgVajgY
— Iain (@iainmbr) May 2, 2017
My awkward arm poses finally paying off https://t.co/elnQqwAvA2
— Sabina Thomas (@sabinadelthomas) May 2, 2017
Eleanor (who posted the photo) was glad to catch the attention of her favourite YouTuber (from five years ago):