Watch Your Step: This Viral Optical Illusion Carpet Is Driving Twitter Crazy

published Sep 25, 2017
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How uncomfortable does the above floor make you? If you’re like some on Twitter, the answer is very.

Have no fear, though—the floor is flat and the carpet is causing an optical illusion. Australian YouTuber Muselk posted about the visual trickery last week calling it evil, and the tweet has over 150,000 likes and 77,000 retweets.

Whoever designed this floor is evil. THATS A FLAT CARPET.

— Muselk (@MrMuselk) September 21, 2017

The rug, made by Ege Carpets, has made the internet rounds before. The company posted the photos of it to its Facebook page back in 2014, and Nerdist wrote about it in 2015.

Though this time, there are some pretty hilarious reactions on Twitter, with others responding with other wacky floors:

Like our entrance floor made from tiles #sorrynotsorry ?

— Duncan Cook (@DuncanCook10) September 21, 2017

I love that, though I’d probably have trouble walking on it. Puts me in mind of this little beauty:

— hypno (@ccluster99) September 21, 2017
And some had more sinister ideas on what to do with it:

Think how fun it would be to put that rug in a bar ?

— ?? Chellraiser ☠? (@MortarChelle) September 21, 2017

Plot twist: Fit this carpet over an uneven floor and watch people stepping carefully in all the wrong places

— Sarah Pantry (@anigeluk) September 21, 2017

I need a video of a cat and a toddler attempting to cross it

— Rachel (@rachelrachel) September 21, 2017

What do you think: is it fun or evil? Tell us in the comments.