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Hey! Previous post I did yesterday, already gave some results. Andrew Miller and Robert Irvine (editor at Web User magazine) both sent me a scanned photo of the page where our widget was mentioned! Thanks guys, I really appreciate it. I will probably create “MOI in The News” section, where I will post all those articles that made reference to this site. If you have some material, don’t hesitate to send it. Stay tuned!

In the mean time, here is a simple illusion that surely worked for me. Have a look at the picture below. Can you see the deliberate mistake the author did? Some people see it immediately, while others stare at the image, and takes them eternity to notice. Some people don’t see it at all. Jump inside the article, and read the answer I wrote below the photo – or confirmation of your answer (if you have already seen the solution)!


You did spot it, didn’t you? If not, just ask yourself …. what is the name of this animal?

  • Anonymous

    is it the zebra marks

  • Kevin

    How did I not get that??? I was going to say something about the chest but when I scrolled down for confirmation, I wasn’t even close!!! That is what I call Girrbra. Very funny though!

  • proxylittle

    i see a a penguin in the zebra spripes. Thats the mistake ;)

  • claude

    i dont see that its just zebra markings there is no penguin

  • Anonymous

    i still dont see anything else but a zebra?

    what is i am ment to be seeing?

  • Celena

    I saw it on my google page and instantly noticed it! The zebra stripes :)

  • sylviax

    how can you NOT get that? :L

  • remen

    do you mean aside from the obvious fact that the giraffe has zebra stripes? If its supposed to be something subtle then I can’t see it. The stripes seem too obvious to be an illusion.

  • moe

    hahaha great one!!!

  • Badslats

    It’s a ZIBRAFFE :-D

  • Andrey S.

    It's a hybrid – ZEBRAFFE (ZEBRa & girAFFE) :)

  • Anonymous

    the background !!! it’s not the Savanna !

  • sevr72

    It's a new hybrid. I call it ZEBRAFFE (ZEBRa & girAFFE)

  • Anonymous

    Funny. I thought; what a strange head, but didn’t really see that it was the zebra stripes.. Don’t you think it’s a kind of weird that we don’t ‘just’ see that?

  • Koaieus

    LOL! It took me a while, but then I remembered zebras don’t have long necks and giraffes aren’t striped black and white. Very nice one!

  • mike

    lol wow i cant believe i missed that, and claude its called sarcasm >.>

    you know, maby there is no mistake, i mean it is a painting right?

  • Anonymous

    i see the penguin… kinda… i think its on the thigh/hip of the front leg.

  • lou

    DAMN IT, ITS A GIRAFFE!!!!! NOT A ZEBRA.

  • Anonymous

    DAMN IT, ITS A GIRAFFE!!!!! NOT A ZEBRA.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, I LOVE IT!!!

  • Anonymous

    There is an ear sticking out of its back.

  • Erick H

    it’s a jiraffe!! with zebra lines

  • Margreet

    I started to wonder if there was a more tricky illusion in this one. But I never saw a giraffe like this though XD

  • Chuck

    GUYS!
    It’s right in front of you!
    It’s a giraffe with zebra stripes, duh!

  • Phoenix

    at first I thought it was that the front legs were lit incorrectly, I feel so dumb

  • Anonymous

    i get it now it took forever!! thats really cool!!!

  • Anonymous

    LOL this one is really funny, didn’t get it until I read the first comment.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a giraffe’s body with zebra markings?

  • Anonymous

    How could anyone not spot that?

    I thought they messed up on the feet or something-I didn’t think it would be something as obvious as its neck was too long

    the author meant to make it like that-you can see giraffe horns along w/ zebra ears

  • RaMpaNTe

    It’s a Zeebgraf!!!

  • Anonymous

    I see the penguin! :D

    And the zebra markings :P got it as soon as I looked at the picture on my google widget.

  • Anonymous

    IT’S A ZEBRAFFE!!!!!!!!!!! lol so cuuuute! but, i must say, not really an illusion… love it anyway! awesome vurdlak!!!

  • Angela

    Giraffe’s don’t have zebra marks and zebras don’t have long necks

  • Anonymous

    ummm yeah u guys dont noyice that its a zebra patteren on a giraffes bady

  • Anonymous

    not sure, but i think there is a little bird upon the zebra’s back

  • Anonymous

    that guy spent a lot of time
    looking for that penguin
    don’t mess it up dude xD

  • Joanna

    That was v-e-r-y i-n-t-e-r-e-s-t-i-n-g. I was looking at the body shape, trying to see if the legs were on backwards, if the tail belonged to some other animal, when it suddenly hit me. I liked this one because it’s simple, really obvious and yet still fooled my “smart” brain.

  • B3RLiN

    Juste amazing trick to my brain… Gosh it hurts !

  • Pablo

    No… no lo entiendo!! No se donde esta el error, son de esas pocas ilusiones que no comprendo. Muy buena! :S
    Saludos desde México!!
    Excelente página!! Los veo cada día en mi pagina iGoogle de inicio.

    No… I don´t get it!! I don´t know where the mistake is, there are few illusions I don´t get and this is one of them. :S
    Greetings from México!!
    Excelent website!! I see you every day on my iGoogle page!!

  • Bas

    You are probably starting to see things then proxylittle. I dont see anything. =P
    I just knew something was wrong with this picture but couldnt find out what.. And it was so obvious. xD

    I love this iGoogle add, everytime I start my IE I just hope there is a new picture here. :>

  • Anonymous

    it says “did you spot it or did you not? just ask your self whats the name of the animal??”

  • Anonymous

    retards it’s a zebra, not a giraffe

  • Jacob

    lol i can’t believe i didn’t catch that, i read the last part and started looking for a word in the stripes. thats funny how it works out like that

  • Anonymous

    hahahah its a giraffe with zebra marks

  • Solmn

    the stripes on the neck are repeated twice, but besides for that IT IS A ZEBRA WITH A GIRAFFE’S BODY!!!

  • Gioz

    jajaja!

    i din’t even notice

    jirafes have not lines!

  • Smudge

    OMG I feel like such a tool now that I’ve seen the ‘mistake’.
    Very good one!!

  • T

    HAHA! This is excellent! When I read “Find the Mistake!” I immediately went examining the “giraffe” for an extra limb or a weird tail or something! This is a great little trick!

  • Anonymous

    I can’t believe I missed that!!!

  • Anonymous

    I like this picture. It’s great. It shows me, that the evolution is so various and imaginable that everything could be possible for our minds so that we couldn’t see the mistake in a second.
    Anything is possible
    (I’m from germany, so I hope that my grammar is not so bad)

  • Anonymous

    nice, although I can’t imaguine anyone not seeing that.

    This should help those that are having trouble:
    http://www.raskraska.ru/book/img/giraffe_01.jpg

  • Anonymous

    It is a girrafe with stripes!

  • Anonymous

    How can you not see it???? Its a giraffe with zebra markings

  • Z3nder

    It’s a bird on its back, looks like a little pinguin cause of the Zebra marks

  • Anonymous

    its a giraffes body with zebra stripes on it. thats the mistake. Ive never seen a zebra with such a long neck..

  • Anonymous

    Since when have giraffes had stripes?

  • Anonymous

    zebra print on a giraffe’s body. [: saw it right away.

  • Bill

    I love the penguin comment! My first thought was misdirection and there was something in the trees. Can’t believe I missed the obvious!

  • Louise

    LOLBURGERS.

    I got it without reading the answers but it took me WAY too long for what it was… *hangs head in shame*

    I think if I wasn’t told to look for an imperfection, it would have been quicker. Anybody know of a psychological reason for this?

  • Anonymous

    the “penguin” is on top of the “zebra’s” back

  • Hannah

    This illusion made me feel so stupid :) I started at it forever like “what, whats wrong with it.” then my brother came up behind me, took one look at it and was like “Why does that giraffe have zebra stripes on it” Boy did I feel stupid

  • Scyfer

    It’s obvious guys. The zebra is in the shape of a giraffe. I got it right away.

  • Anonymous

    I saw it the moment I glanced at my dashboard widget… but it’s a good trick =)

  • Anonymous

    It’s a Gerebra!

  • Anonymous

    omg!! that was like…really easy…(mayb cause we were learning about african animals in geog and that was just way to obvious)

  • Anonymous

    Lol. made you look you dirty chook.

  • BraDRoBBo

    Looking at the thumbnail after i read the title on my iGoogle, i was like “Hmm the legs?” almost instantly…. then i realised as i clicked the link to come to the main page – wtf, its obviously that its a Giraffe-Zebra! =P..

    I think the question itself is what threw me, along with the fact that i’m used to seeing illusions and such from moillusions. If someone had have asked me “What’s wrong in/with this picture” I’d have just given the answer straight, easily… its where the image was posted and the question was asked though ;) (and how it was asked :D) – rather than “Find the Mistake” =D

    Great post i liked it thanks! =D

  • Anonymous

    is that a toy?

  • Anonymous

    I my god, i just wrote that is’t a toy, I just got it, I must be reaaaaaaaaaaalllyyy tired because i didn’T saw it at all, niccce one! your line telling to ask myself works because when I tryed, a had a total block, lol

  • Shayle

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA.

    that’s funny. XD

  • kajojone

    hmm, its ok not great but ok, and id call that thing a zeraffe.

  • UltraPulse

    Nobody noticed also the rear legs?

    If you look at the feet, the 2D front leg looks like the right rear leg, but it actually is the left rear leg.

    Best regards,

  • Story3

    A Big ostrich on the girafe :-)

  • MrPZS

    dont exist a
    giraffe with zebra marks

  • MrPZS

    dont exists a
    giraffe with the mark and colour of a zebra

  • Therese

    i don’t see the penguin, no matter how hard i look…. i see random patches on the zebra but it doesn’t look like a penguin….

  • Anonymous

    I see the penguin too. It’s on the Girrbra’s back.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t doubt that you can breed such a Zebraffe nowadays though.

  • grappina

    è una zebra? è una giraffa? ahahahaha!
    ciao ;)

  • Anonymous

    It didn’t take me looonnng to figure out.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    I think it has something to do with the legs ;)

    • Sakura

      Um… Well it has zebra skin although it’s a giraffe.

  • Anonymous

    Where is the Penguin?!

    I can’t see it!

  • Sean

    Lol, the penguin is cute!

  • Anonymous

    This is phantastic “instinker”

    Ruud

  • Anonymous

    Well, duh. It’s so obvious.
    The Zebra’s neck is too long.

  • FaQ

    I don’t know why, but I find that simply hilarious!! Especially after my younger brother got frustrated and started ranting about mind control using illusory lies and whatnot…

  • Anonymous

    there is no penguin.
    anyone that didn’t notice this needs to take a retard test to see if they are a retard or not.

    • maddy

      umm yes there is!!! u need to take a retarded test. or get ur eyes check !!!

  • Anonymous

    instantly noticeable !

  • Danny

    LOL – I looked at the original picture, and my first thought was: “that’s not right.” XDD Aaaaaah, MOI is twisting our brain perceptions!! XD

  • Whatzizname

    I stared so closely! Actually it’s obvious

  • I LIKE WAFFLES

    ITS A ZERAFF! THE RARE ANIMAL!!!! :D

  • Anonymous

    Hm, I dunno how anyone could not see that. :-\

  • OuRaNoS

    Took it kinda long to see though, but when I jumped to the article, I found out the answer was right in front of me! Hehey… Fooled me. Keep ‘em coming!!!

  • scottt

    I got it at onces, does that mean im smart???

  • AlaskanAssassin

    I had my mind focused on looking for like false legs or something else. It took me 30 seconds to figure out it was OBVIOUSLY a Giraffe photoshopped with zebra stripes…this is a good one.

  • Katrina

    It’s not a zebra!! lol

  • Anonymous

    wow how did the giraffe get those zebra stripes! was it painted, photoshoped, or was it just born like that (i doubt it was even close to being born like that) *unsure*

  • Anonymous

    Hahah theres a penguiN!!!!!!!!! XD

  • clark

    i see the penguin it is behind the animal, i think it is called a pengraffebra

  • delta

    is it a bird ?
    is it a plane?
    NOOOO
    it is a giraf
    with zebra marks.

  • karen

    omg, it’s a giraffe with zebra stripes!! wtf??

  • Elijah2200

    IT’S A GEBRA!

    • Von CerBau

      Elijah2200: good answer XD “gebra”

    • jj

      i thinks its more of a Ziraffe

  • Jazzy

    I saw the mistake at first glance, but my brother/mum both took a few minutes to get it.

    Also, is that a penguin on its back?

    • Guest

      Looks more like a frog to me.

    • quincy polo

      is your brother and mum one person?

      that long hair dont cover your red neck boy

  • Suad

    Tail???

  • http://www.youtube.com The Lion king kid

    Its got 2 mistakes.
    1: the griaffe is black and white(like a zebra)
    2: look at the tail!

  • kieran

    look at the tail OMG!!!

  • Abrc08

    cool! it’s a giraffe and a zebra! must be a gebra or a ziraffe?!?

  • duncan

    So… where’s the illusion? I see a giraffe with photoshopped zebra stripes. Not anything illusory though. The tails seems to be a tail to me.

    Is there something more?

    And this does not help: “You did spot it, didn’t you? If not, just ask yourself …. what is the name of this animal?”

    This animal doesn’t have a name.

  • wala

    ITS TAIL!!

  • wala

    heres the link 2 the actual pic http://www.veeriku.tartu.ee/~ppensa/giraffe3.jpg LOOK AT THE TAIL!!! BIG DIFFERENCE!!!

  • latte is my dog says:

    it looked normel then i im like WTF!!!!

  • Soundwave217

    is it a zirafe?
    or a gebra?
    or gibra?
    zerafe?
    . . . .
    GEEBUS!

  • Janie

    The mistake is that it has zebra skin and not giraffe. http://www.veeriku.tartu.ee/~ppensa/giraffe3.jpg look at that and you will see… there is nothing wrong with the tail….

  • http://www.designplus.co.za Jessy Interior Decorating

    Wow I to be honest nearly missed it but before I went to the helping question I saw that he he in fact changed the giraffe’s coat into that of a zebra. Very clever.

  • littleladygoldie

    OMG! I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DUMB!!! it actually took me a while to figure out what was wrong with it!!!!

  • unknown

    i just realized how dumb i can be
    i only spotted it after seeing the first comment

  • Some dude

    Finally, the words of patrick star make sense. “HA HA HAHAHA IT’S A GIRAFFE!”

  • muli

    Lol?
    That’s to easy to be serious…

  • Jez

    It’s a ZIBRAFFE!

  • My Mouth

    It’s the Air Canada owner’s pet’s pet’s horse’s pet’s dog’s pet.

  • ella-the-person

    is it a giraffe with zebra skin or a zebra with a giraffes neck? I DONT KNOW!!! btw it will be a ziraffe or a gebra…

  • tom

    Lol, i couldnt tell, then looked at the text at the bottom – ‘If not, just ask yourself …. what is the name of this animal?’ I said zebra then suddenly realised, lol

  • Marlon

    HAVE A GIRAFFE FATHER AND A ZEBRA MOTHER NEVER WAS EASY FOR THE BIG CHARLIE

  • Emily

    i thought it was normal here i am looking for whats wrong then i relized it had zebra stripes. surprise!

  • Ember Mclain Fan

    Zebraffe.

  • Bruh

    Cool pic, but I would not really
    call it an “illusion” though.

  • pukkie

    my friend did not see that right away it took him about 5 mins..

  • ferret

    Duu

  • ferret

    Wait! two tails?

  • Fae

    i saw the mistake the first glance i had because i thought it was obvious! :D

  • jenny LOL!

    ……. very easy illusion though… but its cool

  • Karlie

    I wish movies would put optical illusions in them and in the end say did you spot it?

    • http://eli123qwe.wordpress.com ♪♫~* Eℓi *~♬♩

      @karlie

      I second that

  • ??????????

    a zebra and a giraffe were mating and it had both dna when it was born so it had a shape of a giraffe and stripes of a zebra

  • ??????????????????????????????????????????

    as soon as i saw ask yourself what is this animal? i instantly said ZEBRA!

  • cometrudolph

    lol is it the giraffe that is the mistake or is it the zebra?

  • emma

    haha i love the caption

  • kelly

    lol i was like, its the hips and shoulders! then i’m like……. waaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiittttttttt ahaha

  • http://comcast.com Hayley Sanders

    zirraffe!!¡¡

  • Holly

    I didn’t see anything wrong with it, until I read the little hint at the bottom. I can’t believe I was THAT stupid.

  • Azn Girl

    What would you call that? A ziraffe?

  • xP

    I didn’t see it at first sight, but when I had read the text I saw that ear, haha! :)

  • o.i.e.

    wow few say that it has stripes of a zebra look at it!

  • Quinty

    I feel stupid that I didn’t see that the animal hasn’t got the right colours.. -_____-

  • ogie

    the color is for zebra…. but its actually a giraffe… haha

  • shaan

    I found the penguin!

  • jack

    these animals are now extinct i believe the last known
    specimen died in a german zoo in late 1880s they were
    known as quaggas look it up

  • Ed

    it must be a female Zebraff….no Occicones!

  • Jellyjo

    helllllooooooo people in America and wherever else you’re from. LEARN YOUR AFRICAN ANIMALS. sheesh.
    and no, not a quagga. a quagga is a donkey and zebra. look it up ;)

  • lunlun

    PEOPLE wake up! I mean, how dumb is this quest ? :3
    first of all this is NOT a zebra it’s a giraffe ! you can tell by the shape of the head (tiny corns on top) , second, the giraffe is in a zebra skin, third, yea, there’s a penguin on top of the giraffe’s back -_-’

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