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The Internet Is Freaking Out Over This Optical Illusion And People Can’t Decide If they See A Bird Or A Bunny

The latest optical illusion phenomenon has everyone on social media wondering whether a viral video showing an animal having its head stroked is a bird or whether it’s a bunny. 

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Bad Bunny… err, I mean, it’s a bunny! Watch for yourself and tell us what you think. 

Now, the internet is as divided as it was when #TheDress got our attention back in 2015, when everyone was figuring out whether the dress was blue or gold. or remember last year when everyone was wondering whether a video was saying Yanny or Laurel in a viral audio clip? Even though we already know how many of these optical illusions come to be, we’re still caught by surprise and get sucked right into it. 

Last week a biological psychiatry researcher at the University of Oslo in Norway posted a video on Twitter that showed an animal being rubbed on the head. It quickly went viral and people went nuts. In the tweet Daniel Quintana wrote, “Rabbits love getting stroked on their nose.” 

It’s safe to say people were super confused. I mean, doesn’t that look like a sleek beak? 

The world is officially canceled now. I’m done. I can’t.

Many people were seeing a bird, or a raven to be more specific. And for a second, we were right there with them. 

Those don’t look like bunny ears, it looks more like a beak… 

Then people started saying it was a duck! Come on people, make up your mind.

However, we think this woman’s daughter is on to something. She said it’s a puppy. She’s gotta be right, right? 

But look closely and pay attention to the ears… then look even closer to the animal’s eyes and you start to see the whole picture. 

The researcher then went on to give us more information about the video and tweeted that he hadn’t taken that footage but instead simply shared it from an @Imgur tweetAccording to Quintana, who spoke with CNET about the viral tweet he shared, “the static bird/rabbit illusion is well-known within psychology and philosophy, so when I saw a video, I thought it would be interesting to share it.” 

Quintana also said that unlike the rest of the internet, he was never fooled by the bird or bunny dilemma. Well, good for you dude — but you can’t judge a bird by it’s beak (or however the saying goes!). 

So he definitely knew what he was doing when he shared that video. He knew he’d send the rest of Twitter down a rabbit hole. 

“I thought it was fairly clear that the video was of a bird… as you can see the translucent nictitating membrane sweep across the eye horizontally (rabbits don’t have membranes like that and the positioning of the ‘ears’ are a little strange,” he told CNET.

Okay, fair. Totally. But how are we supposed to know that? It doesn’t sound like common knowledge tbh. 

After people began catching on to the truth and realizing that this in fact was a bunny, people on Twitter began replying to his thread with photos of their bunny making jokes about what animal it could be instead.

LOL, on Twitter user showed us their grey unicorn. The resemblance is uncanny! 

Another user tweeted “that shark seems to enjoy some scratches behind its gills.”

As you can tell, people started to straight out troll. 

The whole bird or bunny dilemma even had people twisting and turning their phone to uncover the truth.

“First I thought it was a bird, then I thought it was a rabbit, then I had to put the phone against my eye to realize “oh snip snap scallywaps, that’s a cat,” one Twitter user said. 

All jokes aside, we hope you realize by now that the animal in question was in fact a bunny.

“I’m surprised to see how popular the tweet has been,” Quintana told CNET. “I only expected that psychological scientists would be interested, but it’s gone much further than my community. It seems about two-thirds of people are insisting it’s a bird, and the remainder are either insisting it’s a rabbit or can’t decide.”

It’s the internet we’re talking about, you’re going to have a lot more people than psychological scientists interested in anything that has to do with optical illusions. After all, why else do we log onto Twitter if it’s not for some good ‘ol laughs and debates? 

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Disturbing Video Shows Workers Feeding White Kids First At A Georgia Daycare

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Disturbing Video Shows Workers Feeding White Kids First At A Georgia Daycare

Schools and daycares are supposed to be safe spaces for kids to be able to learn and to express themselves. However, we know that isn’t always the case. For years, children have had to fear gun violence on campus, bullying, and sexual assaults.

A recent video that’s gone viral shows that even younger kids aren’t safe from trauma, as a daycare in Georgia is being accused of blatant racism against its Black kids.

Young kids are experiencing hate and racism even at places meant to be safe for them.

The Kids ‘R’ Kids daycare center in Roswell, on the outskirts of Atlanta, has been accused of racism after a father checked in to the live feed at lunch time to see how his two-year-old son was doing and noticed that the white children were all fed first while the Black children were made to wait.

Adryan McCauley told CBS46: “They were skipping all of the Black kids it seemed like. All the white kids got their lunch, and all the Black kids had to wait. From the videos and pictures that we saw today, we are just completely disturbed.”

McCauley took a screenshot which he posted to Instagram, but the full video has not been released. He added that the boy’s mother asked the nursery what had happened and was reportedly told by the director: “I’m not really sure because I’m not in the classroom, maybe it’s a dietary thing.”

One of the families was sure to share what happened with the public.

According to the Daily Mail, the family of the 2-year-old posted the screenshot to Instagram, where it went viral.

“This is truly unbelievable. You better know this won’t be the last time you hear from me on this,” user @marquis_dagreat wrote, along with the screenshot. “Why does every white kid have their food? Not one black child has food in front of them! Thank God for cameras in classrooms because there is no way to hide this racism!”

“In the year 2021 this is truly unbelievable. As blacks we always strive to send our kids to schools in Suburban area’s [sic], but I’m telling you first hand that is not always best,” they continued. “This is not a black or white issue this is simply wrong!”

The brand behind the daycare has cut ties with the Georgia location.

The corporate office responded on Thursday by calling the screenshot “disturbing” and cutting ties with the location in question. 

“Our company has decided to terminate that franchisee’s Kids ‘R’ Kids contract and branding, effective immediately, leaving them to operate independently,” President and CEO David Vinson said in the statement, posted to Instagram. “We apologize to the family, the community and all of those impacted by this situation and will use this as a learning tool to remind our Kids ‘R’ Kids staff on the importance of diversity and inclusivity.”

Vinson added that the corporate office will help locate alternate preschool options for families displaced by the decision. 

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Parents Are Applauding A Meteorologist After Her Baby Adorably Crashed Her Weather Report

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Parents Are Applauding A Meteorologist After Her Baby Adorably Crashed Her Weather Report

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COVID-19 has completely changed practically everyone’s way of living. But post-pandemic life has become especially challenging for parents, who are now forced to be stuck inside with their children for hours on end.

Between assisting your kids with distance learning and struggling to find your own “me time”, many parents feel as if their world has been turned upside down.

Recently, news watchers in Southern California caught a glimpse into the new era of COVID parenting when meteorologist Lisa Lopez’s toddler interrupted her live broadcast.

Los Angeles-based KABC meteorologist Leslie Lopez was reporting the weather as usual when she was visited by an unexpected guest. As she spoke about an incoming storm, her 9-month-old son, Nolan, entered the frame.

Slightly startled, Lopez giggled for a moment and said, “Looks like there’s a baby down below,” before bending over and picking him up. Then, like the rockstar that she is, she continued her report.

“He walks now, guys, so I’ve lost all control,” she quipped before ending the segment.

The public’s reaction to the adorable interruption was incredibly positive.

No one was annoyed that their weather report was interrupted. On the contrary, so many people felt like the clip made them feel less alone.

“Agree that this is always fun to see—we are all dealing with this and it makes one feel good—it’s real,” said one woman on Twitter. “It’s awesome. Never feel bad because we all inside are feeling joy as we can relate.”

Others commented on how the video perfectly illustrated how modern women have become adept at multitasking. “It was not just a moment of heartwarming love, but a moment of the strength of women!” said another Twitter user. “It just shows how easily women can be full of love and do their job at the same time!”

Later, KABC did a special report on the happy mistake to see what Lopez herself thought of the surprising public reaction.

“We received so many comments from viewers thanking her for showing what the reality is right now for so many people working with kids at home,” said fellow reporter Jovana Lara. “It is not easy.”

As for Lopez, she revealed that viewers are hungry for a different kind of weather report: “I’ve been getting comments, ‘More baby in weather, please.'” Yes, please!

Headlines: Meteorologist Leslie Lopez Is Interrupted on Air By Her Toddler and the Video is Adorable

Parents Are Applauding Meteorologist Leslie Lopez for How She Handled Her Baby’s Adorable Interruption

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