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Are those objects real or not? Check out this mind-blowing optical illusion

Are those objects real or not? A visual artist's YouTube video uses an optical illusion to keep you guessing what's flat and what's 3D.
/ Source: TODAY

A new video by a visual artist starts out with some ordinary items on a table, but when a hand appears and tilts what looks like a red cup, your mind will be blown.

The artist uses an "anamorphic illusion," a trick of perspective that fools the brain into seeing 2D objects in 3D. What looks like a cup or a Rubik's cube is actually a flat sheet of paper seen from a specific angle.

Only one of the items on the table turns about to be real.

The video has nearly 500,000 views since being posted on YouTube by the artist Brusspup on Tuesday.

You can try it out at home by downloading images of the cup, the Rubik's cube and the camera provided by the artist. The paper size has to be 11x17 for it to work best.

This is the second viral video featuring an optical illusion by Brusspup, who released one in 2012 that has more than 27 million views.

The newest video is the latest to captivate the Internet with an optical illusion.

The biggest splash came in February when it appeared the whole country was divided over whether a dress pictured in a washed out photo online was white and gold or blue and black.

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