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Optical illusion: Can you spot the elephant in this cartoon?

We all know about the elephant in the room, but can you spot the elephant in this cartoon? Optical illusions are a great way to test your observational skills, and often they can reveal aspects about your personality that you didn’t know. Tap or click here to see if you can find the curved line.

TikTok has been a treasure trove of illusions, having millions of people guess where an object is, what they see first or what it reminds them of. This visual puzzle is no different, as it quickly went viral after being shared by its creator.

Read on to see what it reveals and the solution.

Here’s the backstory

The old-fashioned picture of a hunter in the woods will have you scratching your head as you comb through the dense jungle looking for the giant pachyderm. First shared by TikTok creator Hectic Nick, he explains that “only one percent of people can find the hidden elephant in this image.”

That might not be entirely true, but it will spur you to look even harder. And when you finally spot it, you won’t believe how it could take you so long. It’s one of those things that, when you see it, it’s tough to miss again.

Here’s the image, and remember, when you see the elephant, don’t spoil it for others.

What you can do about it

If you haven’t found it yet, here is a hint: turn your phone upside down. Still not? Ok, here is the solution. When you flip your phone over so that the image is upside down, the elephant is in the foreground.

The thin tree on the left is the trunk, with the two thicker trees making up the legs. The eyes and ears are the bushes, and the hill at the back is the elephant’s belly.

It turns out that it is harder for some than others. While a New York Post reader said they spent 10 hours figuring it out, another commented that they saw the elephant without turning their phone over. Some people have super-vision!

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