Is it a bird or bunny? Optical illusion sparks Internet debate

Clay Curtis
August 23, 2019

A video of an animal being stroked has sparked a heated debate between Netizens over whether it shows a crow or a rabbit in the video.

If you're reading this, chances are you graduated from kindergarten.

"As you can see a translucent nictitating membrane when it blinks, which sweeps across the eye horizontally". The raven also enjoys painting, talking and teaching humans about the importance of conservation; in the sanctuary's most recent Instagram post, you can see him teaching his fans about recycling.

Forget the 'beach or stormy sky' optical illusion.

Quintana based the trick off "the static bird/rabbit illusion" created by psychologist Joseph Jastrow in 1899 as a way to prove the power of suggestion. He reportedly used a video that had been posted by the picture service Imgur on Saturday.

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Now, the internet has given us a real-life version of the famous illusion.

"That's a feckin crow", tweeted one person. However, to many it looks like a raven with its beak open and being stroked on the back of its head.

Actually, an African White-necked raven named "Mischief," to be exact. Several users were able to come up with the correct answer on their own.

Remember the dress debate of 2015?

For "The Dress" phantasm, social media customers have been tasked with determining whether or not a gown was black and blue or white and gold.

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