Nobody Can Figure Out What’s Really Going On In This ‘Naked Man’ Optical Illusion

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Editor of Original Content at LittleThings. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for sites like BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Unwritten. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law and Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

As a kid, I was always obsessed with those “I Spy” and optical illusion books. It didn’t matter whether I had to cross my eyes to see a hidden image, look really closely to find a tiny object, or stare at the page for an hour — I loved every second of it.

A while ago, we wrote about an optical illusion that features a number of hidden horses. The one I’m going to tell you about now isn’t very similar to the horse one, but it’s just as fun!

On November 12, 2017, Reddit user “Despacitojustin” shared a grainy image taken out of a car window.

The picture seems to show a completely nude man riding an electric scooter with a woman. But is there actually a naked man on the bike?

Take a look below to see the way other people responded to the photos!

Can you figure out what’s going on?

[H/T: Daily Mail]

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Reddit user Despacitojustin shared the photo and wrote, “Tell me I’m not the first one who saw a naked man at first sight…”

Within only 15 hours, the picture had over 400 comments.

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People were utterly baffled by the picture. Surely a guy wouldn’t really ride his bike totally naked?

But that’s definitely what seems to be going on here.

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Or maybe there’s something else going on.

Whose legs are whose here? Maybe the naked legs don’t belong to the naked torso?

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Take a closer look at the picture to try to figure out what’s really going on.

If you’re still confused, don’t worry, you’re not alone.

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How many people are actually on this scooter? Is it possible there are three people, not just two?

What is going on here?!

Ready to find out the answer?

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Well, there you have it!

There’s no naked man on this bike at all, just a half-dressed man and a half-dressed woman.

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The man, who is driving the scooter, is totally topless.

On the bottom, he’s wearing cuffed jeans.

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The girl on the back of the bike is wearing super-short shorts and a long-sleeved shirt.

Because both the man and woman have similar skin tones and are seated facing the exact same way, it looks like they create one naked person.

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Can you see what’s going on in the picture now?

Once you see it, it’s impossible to unsee!

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