Here is the ambiguous cylinder illusion. In case you were wondering, the object’s shape is not what you believe it is. Instead, it is slanted and curved, making it appear to have acute corners when viewed from certain perspectives. Keep in mind that the mirror provides an alternative viewpoint of the shape. When he spins the shape at the beginning, you can glimpse some details that make up the actual design.
Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion
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