See Your Little Ones Grow!

I have just received this optical illusion from my former classmate – it’s a promotional poster for some sort of product called Horlicks. I’m not gonna tell you what the the illusion here really is, as I have confidence you’ll manage to spot on your own. I’m sure you will find it sooner or later. Yet, there is a chance you won’t like it as much as I did (which is mostly because it managed to fool me when I first saw it). The only hint I can give you is this: if you think you’re seeing a hand holding a magnifying glass, think again! BTW, I was surprised how no one answered my earlier question :( !?

194 Replies to “See Your Little Ones Grow!”

  1. It’s a mug of coffee. ‘See your little ones grow’ entails children, and parents usually drink coffee. Plus it looks like a magnifying glass.

  2. i had to enlarge it to get a closer look, but i got it…. the inner edge of the “magnifying glass” gave it away for me. :)

    nice one.

  3. At first glance it’s a hand holding a magnifying glass, but it’s actually a hand holding a coffee cup that’s colored nearly identically to the counter it’s over.

  4. I would say that this is a cup of either hot chocolate or malted milk with the hand holding the handle of the cup. The thumb is in line with the handle making it appear like a handle. The same color background makes it appear as if you are looking through a glass, except for the small bubbles around the rim. Nice Photo effect.

  5. oh, and also I am sorry for not answering your question but I don’t live in the US so thus, I cannot answer your question.

  6. Horlicks is a drink popular in Europe and Asia. It’s a powder you mix with hot water (or hot milk) and end up with a kind of sweet milky thing- it’s quite good, but I can’t describe the flavor exactly- sort of like a malty sweet deliciousness :)

  7. That is awesome. In answer to your previous question, I have no idea about how the agency’s work but TrueCrypt is open source and works fairly well.

  8. I like it. Hey, I wish you could find some of the old Benson & Hedges cigarette adverts from the mid seventies. I remember one which had a huge bare packet in the corner of a blacksmith’s, covered with a cloth, and all the lettering being prepared in metal, some hanging over the anvil, some in the furnace, glowing red. They were art. Pity it was cigarettes they advertised.

  9. For our cousins across the pond, Horlicks is a UK hot malted milk bedtime drink favoured by many senior citizens.

    Thanks for the great illusions, makes my day every time I see them.

  10. WOW, this really got me at first, thought it was a spy glass then a wand to blow bubbles then finally, a cup of hot Horlicks! I should have known as I’ve seen Horlicks in stores before now. But this stumped good at first. Good one

  11. William Horlick (the namesake of Horlick High School in Racine, WI – go Rebels!) invented malted milk. With that information this illusion shouldn’t be too tough to figure out.

  12. In answer to your earlier qusetion about encription: ANY computer cypher is breakable under brute force. It’s just a matter of time. The high “bit code” used the longer the crack takes. With current technology, a 256-bit code could take a brute force program several hundred (or even thousands) of years to crack.

    So again, everything is crackable. But in 2ooo years, will you really care if they find it?

  13. Horlicks is an english instant product apparently had just before sleeping(I’m pretty sure, I am Australian and have never tried it). I hope that is not too much of a giveaway.

  14. Good one and I got it ! Horlicks being spoken about here.. quite unexpected ! Its a Health Food Drink Brand here in India.. a malt based hot milk drink.

  15. handle gave it away for me – figured the little things in the “magnifying glass were bacteria or something – not enlarged”
    as an illusion – I like it; probably wouldnt have been so readily fooled if it wasnt for the title… was with that?
    and as far as a promotional poster… what are they saying? its bland? seriously… what are they trying to get across?
    awesome illusion – horrible promotion

  16. Ok, so I didn’t see it the first time and yup! it’s easy to not see it right off…..Thanks fella’s ya’ got me again!!

  17. I don’t get it. Is it a cup of coffee? Why are people talking about magnifying glasses? Is the illusion in her hand? :'( I don’t see it!

  18. Is it a hand holding a cup of yellow liquid? Please tell me what it is because I don’t get it, and if it IS a hand holding a cup of yellow liquid, why is the title “See Your Little Ones Grow”?

  19. Mhmm. The minute I saw “horlick”, I got it. it’s a milky drink powder that’s used to strengthen children’s bones and help them grow healthy. Excellent illusion.

  20. The hand appears as if he or she is holding a magnifying glass but IF you look carefully, there are bubbles frothing around the rim, which means that the magnifying glass is actually a cup of Horlicks. You are fooled by this because the background is the same as the Horlicks drink.

    My photo.

  21. Unfortunately, the “Horlicks” in your post gave it away for me; no illusion remained when I looked at the picture.

    It’s delicious, by the way.

  22. horlicks is a malt drink that can help you sleep at night its really nice you make it with hot milk though some people make it with water, its a bit like ovaltine………and i knew straight away it was a cup yumm think ill go make a horlicks xxx

  23. Horelicks was a well-known maker of malted milk tablets, which were the brown color you showed.
    I ate them like candy back in the late 1950s-early 1960s. I got nostalgic (and hungry) looking at the ad you posted!

  24. It looks as if the person is holding a magnifying-glass BUT if you look carefully, there are bubbles frothing around the rim, which indicates that the person is actually holding onto a cup of Horlicks, not a magnifying-glass. The reason why you are fooled is because the drink’s colour is the same as the background and the bubbles are quite small.

    My photo

    1. Horlicks is NOT the same as coffee! D’uh. One is a hot milky malt drink that purports to help you chillax to SLEEP-and is the same colour however you make it. The other is, as ev1 knows, a drink that can be had hot or cold, can be kinda diff shades depending how you prepare it, u can get lotsa diff varieties of coffee as opposed to Horlicks where there’s um 2 kinds-reg and chocolate and the most marked diff’rence is of course that coffee is reckoned to keep one AWAKE! Don’t start me on decaf heheh! *Sorry for the textual harassment folks, I know it’s not important n it don’t amount to a hill of (coffee) beans Lol. Now, bk to the matter in hand-optical illusions… x

  25. I would have guessed the colour inside the cup would be exactly the same as the colour outside it. Then I got the real point of the illusion :).

  26. Verry impressive. Due to my mentalcoach ‘being’, I’d like to buy a poster from this. Can anyone tell/help me?

  27. WHAT IS IT!!!!!!! I WANT TO KNOW!!!!!!!!! PLZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT IS IT!!! I KEEP ON LOOKING! NOTHING!!!!!!!! Except a piece of blank paper that is the same colour as the wall… Nothing much on the paper…. just blank….

    NOW WHAT IS IT!!!!!!!! >:( I know to look “under” the screen but…. I HAVE A COMPUTER…. NOT A LAPTOP! So I can’t see under it. I only saw a bit though… In the magnifying glass.

  28. Don’t start me on decaf heheh! *Sorry for the textual harassment folks, I know it’s not important n it don’t amount to a hill of (coffee) beans Lol. Now, bk to the matter in hand-optical illusions… x

  29. It is supposed to be a cup of horlicks but the tile says watch your little ones grow because it means to give the message that if your child drinks horlicks he will become smart enough to become a detective (Thus the maginfying glass).

  30. I’m guessing two possibilties here. First a cup of egg nog maybe enhanced with vitamin or energy type(grow)sprinkled pixie dust toppings.secondly a mini pancake or(sugar looking)cookie skillet?

  31. When I grow up maybe I’ll learn to spell and punctuate. First, a cup of egg nog maybe enhanced with vitamins(similar to ovaltine)or energy type pixie dust toppings to help you grow. Or secondly, a mini-pancake or (sugar looking) cookie skillet?

  32. It is a nutritional drink, that children in India drink… something like, Proteinex, or Ovaltine, or Maltova… It’s supposed to be good for kids, and usually dissolved in hot milk.

  33. Read the posts, and everyone keeps “coffee” or “ovaltine”or “latte,” when the description says “Horlicks” . FYI, Horlicks is a drink that helps you sleep. You dissolve it in milk, then heat it in the microwave, then drink the whole thing before you go to sleep. Being a severe insomniac, it only half-helps me.

  34. BLECH! It’s a mug full of coffee! I might only be 11, but I like Pakistani Chai and Tim Horton’s Iced Cappucino Supreme better. Mmmm…

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