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By on May 7, 2006, with 69 Comments

This one is old-school classic optical illusion. Nicely done, have to admit. So simple, yet so eye tricky. Count the legs on this elephant…so many! Still if you look at the elephant you can’t be sure what went wrong and where those extra legs came from. What has he been eating, Chernobyl food specialties?

  • hi

    hi im the first person to put an entry in !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Tanguy le magicien

      the shame is that is not the original drawing by Shepard wich have only 4 impossible legs and not a fifth in the tail. That’s the viral Fake that trust the genuine… to sad.

  • Stephanie

    0 because this is an optical illusion .

  • EXL249

    Good for you!! also i would also like to say that this is by far the oldest illusion eva!!

  • jj

    i c 7

  • jj

    8

  • nini

    i c 7 or 8

  • Killburn

    However, there is only one “complete” leg.

  • shay9985

    i c 7 too

  • lizzie + paige

    i c 8 legs wkd lol

  • Big Gay Al

    5 legs

  • Me

    This is confusing, lol

  • Brandi

    I see six. There’s one near his mouth

  • max

    Wat the 1…..2……. IM STUCK!!!!!

  • dunno anyting

    Definitely 4 as there is only 4 tighs

  • VDO Master

    i c 5 2

  • AIU RM

    Hello:

    Very intersting. I counted aparently 8 legs total, 4 attached to the body but only one apears to be completed all the way down to the floor. Very cool.

  • Hai

    i’ve seen this b4

  • Excite the exciting excite

    I see 8

  • shev

    Got this one up in my class at school-love it!

  • BRANDY

    THERE IS 5

  • luis

    ok imma be honest!!! there are only 4 legs that touches the floor if u was gonna count legs like they told us too there is 7

  • Me.

    I C 8 but we all no theres only 4 legs on a real elephant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!lol luved it

  • pfcjulieoolie

    only has 1 leg

  • Anonymous

    dis is far out

  • Anonymous

    theres 8 this wasnt hard at all.
    come on i know u can do better

  • Anonymous

    There are 8 legs and 5 feet, but only one leg and foot are definately attached.

  • Anonymous

    i’m really woriied about some people’s eyesight… there are 3 legs that are just upper legs, 4 legs that are just lower legs and 1 whole leg! not too hard.

  • Ell

    i see dead people

  • Anonymous

    i c 8

  • EXILE-Of all things Random

    O, 8, or 5 are correct as I see it.

    ~EXILE

    P.S. The answer could also be negative 8 and whatnot. Think about it!

  • Anonymous

    No legs! It’s not an elephant! It’s a PICTURE of an elephant. Sorry, I’m so sad, I find something like that funny. xD
    Nice illusion. Oldest are the best.

  • Danger Machine

    I saw this on the TV program SMart. It’s cool though. :)

  • Anonymous

    One leg and one leg only ^^

  • Anonymous

    THER IS 4 LEGS ACTULLY AND IM 12 !!

  • Anonymous

    I CAN DRAW THIS U PUT 4 LEGS IN AND DONT GIVE THEM A LINE AT THE BOTTEM DRAW LINES IN BETWEEN THEN IN LINE WITH THE BOTTEM OF THE 4 LEGS AND THERE U HAVE THE OPTICAL ILLUSION

  • Anonymous

    There are only five only five legs have toes… so no matter what you say there is 5 deal with it.

  • Chris

    @34.. haha ur one smart 12 year old….? there is one. retard.

    (its the far back one, the others are just lines)

  • cheese

    i see 4 ana half

    lol

  • Anonymous

    There is 5 legs, count the feet on it.

  • Anonymous

    There are 8 legs – but only 5 of them have feet!

  • Nelly the Elephantom

    Well if you look at it properly you will notice that the elephant only has one leg and foot on the nearest side of his body, the back one. Its the only leg fully drawn in, poor Nelly will topple over. He also appears to have a leg growing out of his face and ass – tad discomforting!! I got shown this picture back at school and i still dont like it, its obv he has 4 legs and 4 feet – they r just not attached to one another -.- .

  • Anonymous

    1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!! there seem to b a lot, but u look carefully and then think that there are none, but the leg furthest to the rite is actually a leg … so there is one leg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anomynous

    1 leggy! its the complete one

  • It says

    8 feet, count the top bits of legs (apart from last one because its whole) and count the bottom parts of legs, now add the last one (which is 1 not 2).

  • https://twitter.com/2_rd 2-RD

    classic

  • ericko

    the elephant is gonna die !
    :(

  • Gloria

    I see 8 legs, but goshhh— where are the explanations as to wat really is happening. But ofkoz the elephant has 4 legs lol!!!!!!!!

  • flapjack

    spaces

  • http://www.moillusions.com coolez

    5 LOL so easy

  • http://moillusions.com coolez

    5 LOLZ SUPAH EASY

  • smartest

    There is only one complete leg, that is a leg that starts at the thigh and ends with a foot. The others, whether you start at the thigh or at the foot are not. They are known as “false legs.” That’s the explanation.

    • srinath

      “There is only one complete leg, that is a leg that starts at the thigh and ends with a foot. The others, whether you start at the thigh or at the foot are not. They are known as “false legs.” That’s the explanation.”

      i agree with smartest. the legs other than the one he mentions start on one side (left/right) but end on the other

  • Lily

    i see 5 legs lol!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Talis-Phn/1415535084 Talis Pähn

    There is one logical explanation: Stones.

  • gintoki

    i see 8 legs^^ count them up and down..

    • Becky

      No the elephants feet arnt conneted to the legs but wen u first look at it it looks like they r

  • J

    Does anybody out there where this image originated from?

  • http://www.narutogames1.com Romello

    8

  • amelia

    seen it elehant has 7 legs

  • Annie

    cover up the feet. really they just drew feet in the spaces where the feet DIDNT go. ( fyi im a child my mom showed and told me that ) logical explanation

  • sfr

    Everyone knows elephants only have 4 legs/feet. What’s all the discussion about

  • http://srsoftware.de Stephan

    @J:
    at http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/sze_shepardTables/index.html it is said, that this originates from Roger N. Shep­ard.

  • AwesomeAddict

    a foot is coming out of its mouth

  • Hrrr

    Um no s*it Sherlock there is only ONE LEG AND ONE LEG ONLY AND IM ONLY TEN!!!!!!! Cause only one leg is fully attached there are 5 feet and 8 legs but only one is a FULL LEG smart ones

  • ew

    1…2…3…4…5 what the theres to many legs

  • ew

    6…7…8 no wait theres 7 or 8

  • Suji

    A badly drawn elephant. There is no connection between where the leg starts in the body and the foot on the ground :D

  • TOMAS

    5

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