Cat Going Up or Down the Stairs? New Optical Illusion Photo Goes Viral

Cat Going Up or Down the Stairs? New Optical Illusion Photo Goes Viral
The latest viral Internet debate involves a cat -- but is it going up or down the stairs? See the photo here and decide for yourself! 9gag.com

#TheCat that launched a thousand Internet comments! A new photo of a kitty strutting on stairs has sparked yet another viral Internet debate, with people questioning whether the furry feline is going up — or down?

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The popular image features a gray cat with a striped tail walking on a flight of stairs surrounded by concrete walls on both sides.

From one perspective, it appears that the cat is slowly walking down the steps as it stares down the camera lens placed below. However, another perspective makes it seem like the cat is climbing up the stairs with the photographer taking the image from above.

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The picture, which was posted anonymously on Imgur on Monday, has racked thousands of views. However, the image went totally viral after it was shared on 9Gag.com and The Daily Mail.

"Weak. Obviously down," one person wrote on Imgur.

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"It's clearly up, you just have to imagine the camera in a different angle," another person wrote on 9Gag.

Meanwhile, one skeptic simply wrote: "Neither. It's clearly on a very uneven horizontal surface you baffoons."

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The image of the Cat is reminiscent of February's viral Dress photo, which people (including a massive number of celebrities) debated was either white and gold or blue and black. Ultimately, the makers of the dress, Roman Originals, confirmed the item was indeed, blue and black.

Tell Us: Which way is The Cat going: Up or down?

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