Photo of men working under MRT track causes confusion among netizens

At first glance, the photo is a common sight for many Singaporeans - men working under an MRT track. But look closer and you might notice something mind-boggling. -- PHOTO: REDDIT/ZIBIN
At first glance, the photo is a common sight for many Singaporeans - men working under an MRT track. But look closer and you might notice something mind-boggling. -- PHOTO: REDDIT/ZIBIN

SINGAPORE - At first glance, the photo is a common sight for many Singaporeans - men working under an MRT track. But look closer and you might notice something mind-boggling.

The optical illusion posted by Reddit user zibin has reached its front page, and caused much confusion on the user-generated website.

Two men are seen standing on a construction lift but the weird angle of the photo makes it seem like the track is low or the machine is going to topple over.

Redditor MrDLTE3 explained in a sketch that the main reason why it looks weird is because of the crane's arm moving horizontally.

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However, some users claim that the real optical illusion is the red cone floating above the worker standing nearby.

Which illusion do you see?

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