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This photo of 'blurry ham' is the latest optical illusion to take over the internet

Why… is… it out of focus?


There’s a new optical illusion taking over the internet.

A few days ago, Reddit user MelvinDickpictweet (nice handle) posted a photo of some sliced ham and wrote, “This slicd ham looks like it’s out of focus.”

Well, damn.

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The photo blew up on r/mildlyinteresting and attracted hundreds of comments

People struggled to make sense of why it was so blurry.

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The user who posted the image in the first place explained that it was wafer thin ham and looked blurry, thanks to the way the slices were stacked on top of each other

Yes, it looks out of focus IRL. Very annoying for the eyes. It’s due to the fact that the thin slices are slightly offset from each other.


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He even posted a video to prove that it was real


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*brain explodes*

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