Twitter user Chidera Kemakolam, aka @kay_dera, posted a fun optical illusion on August 21, not thinking it was going to be particularly popular (as evidenced by the floating Shaq head in her upper right corner). Before long, however, the post went viral, with everyone and their grandma trying to recreate the illusion with their own hands!
Let’s see how far this goes 💀 https://t.co/0bNq4QY0qc— ✨🍯chidera🍯✨ (@✨🍯chidera🍯✨)1534905604.0
Some users managed to figure out the trick right away.
@kay_dera @AHgotem got it! https://t.co/ONEnSwTpbj— rio (@rio)1534964238.0
@kay_dera First try https://t.co/1IJqfv9KV8— Ameel (@Ameel)1535031062.0
@kay_dera https://t.co/bLdU7z9URV— MAR$🏳️🌈 (@MAR$🏳️🌈)1534953689.0
Others, however, were fairly perplexed.
@kay_dera I watched this 10 times in a row and I still don't get it https://t.co/uiuqzPHAEY— Your Girl (@Your Girl)1534967882.0
@monki_GM @kay_dera https://t.co/asCUBwhg6A— S Vosburg Diamond (@S Vosburg Diamond)1535056759.0
Fortunately, several kind Twitter users decided to post some helpful how-tos!
@monki_GM @kay_dera I did it slow https://t.co/UcCiYPQNMt— Kevin Maloney (@Kevin Maloney)1535046585.0
@kay_dera Slowed it down twice on snapchat. I gotchu now 🙃 https://t.co/HBVY6EDCI6— alyssa 💋 (@alyssa 💋)1534929493.0
Though the videos didn't help as much as anyone hoped.
@kay_dera @MarPrado10 That has to be edited— jamell (@jamell)1535001804.0
The moment when you finally figure out the trick is a truly magical one...
@DallenEdwards @kay_dera That smile tho lol https://t.co/oyhOQNFsGo— OscarDelSol (@OscarDelSol)1534993393.0
@kay_dera Almost had it! https://t.co/IFEMuRJ9yD— DJ PupDawg🙏🏽😊🇵🇰 (@DJ PupDawg🙏🏽😊🇵🇰)1534978524.0
Some gave up before they could make the "magic" happen.
@kay_dera me, watching everyone & they mom do it while im sittin here struggling: https://t.co/Wtr43Nov1v— kate 🏳️🌈 (@kate 🏳️🌈)1534952067.0
@kay_dera This generation really got me over here dwindlin my fingers and doing hand gymnastics for entertainment,… https://t.co/IlL0WPSDer— Joshy (@Joshy)1534996558.0
But those who persevered managed to finally create some internet magic!
@kay_dera Nailed it. https://t.co/BO9gbJm9CG— James Hance (@James Hance)1535055842.0