Which Of These Train Tracks Is Bigger? The Answer Might Surprise You...

Which Of These Train Tracks Is Bigger? The Answer Might Surprise You...

How can these two tracks perfectly overlap when they do not seem to be the same size? This new illusion is freaking the web out, as if we needed another dress controversy. Mark Blank-Settle created another controversy when he posted this tweet. Check out the video above to see the explanation for yourself!

In your opinion, are these tracks the same size? This new enigma confused internet users... who have finally found the solution!

At first glance, these two tracks do not seem to be the same length. But this is only an optical illusion, since they are in reality identical. This is a visual phenomenon known as a ‘Jastrow illusion,’ which does have a scientific explanation. The human brain first compares the lower edge of the top track with the upper edge of the second. Thus, their size difference makes our brains think that one of the tracks is longer than the other, but all you have to do is align the corresponding sides and the effect disappears.

If you still don't believe us - watch the video above to see for yourself! 

• Rob Mitchell
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