Yes, the world isn’t in a great place at the moment. The Amazon is at risk from a newly elected Brazilian president, climate change is swallowing islands, and Trump is… being Trump.
So to take your mind off things, if just for a moment, let’s all enjoy this wonderful optical illusion. Or is it an illusion at all?
At first glance, this image making the rounds on Reddit and Twitter looks like a fairly innocuous crow on a kitchen floor. You can see its eye and its beak and, well, who doesn’t love a good crow picture.
But wait! Your eyes deceive you. For this is no humble crow. It is, in fact, a cat with its head tilted sideways and its ear poking out.
What is this crow-cat image trying to tell us? Does it signify the end of times? It very well might do.
But if you can pick yourself up from the floor following the shock of this strange hybrid animal, then have we got more treats for you. Did you know, for example, that the best illusions of the year were recently announced?
If you want to read more about how optical illusions work, then head over here. But if after all that you’re still in despair about the world and need to read more, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how Brazil’s new president might destroy the planet.
For the rest of us, we’ll just enjoy our crow-cat hybrids for now, thank you very much.