Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the Internet now that it's been a couple of weeks since the "#TheDress" inspired the biggest debate the Internet has ever seen, there's a new optical illusion in town that's just as baffling.
The first issue of the comic Chrononauts went on sale today, but Mark Millar and Sean Murphy, the writer and artist behind the new comic, respectively, have included something extra-special on its cover. Unfortunately, most people won't be able to see it.
The cover of the comic features a watch with a cracked face on its left side, which you should be able to see with no problem. However, a select few, to the tune of 1 percent of people, will be able to see a green hourglass on the face of the watch, which is the Chrononauts logo. Murphy actually consulted a neurologist to come up with the cover, according to Millar on Twitter.
The creators explained the cover and some of the science behind it on Twitter.
Yes, most people see the broken watch-face with no hands. 1 in 15 see a diff picture entirely. Super-creative brain sees it differently. — Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) March 16, 2015
It's a semi-rare sporadic form of color-blindness due to abnormal wiring in occipital lobe... @mrmarkmillar pic.twitter.com/lvR2LEoOLK — Sean Gordon Murphy (@Sean_G_Murphy) March 16, 2015
(2) ...It affects around 1 in 15 people and is a variant of synaesthesia which a university helped me develop the multiple color overlays... — Sean Gordon Murphy (@Sean_G_Murphy) March 16, 2015
(3)...What's interesting is the artistic brains--they're all right-brain dominant which means artists, musicians, writers more likely to... — Sean Gordon Murphy (@Sean_G_Murphy) March 16, 2015
Chrononauts is a "bromance for the ages" that features two science wizzes on a time-traveling adventure. As you can see, the inclusion of an optical illusion that has a scientific explanation is extremely fitting for this comic.
Whether or not you're part of the 1 percent that is lucky enough to see the Chrononauts optical illusion, you can find a bunch of other optical illusions in comics around the Interwebs. Superman, Spider-Man and Wolverine are just a few of the comic book characters that have been drawn in ways that have more to them than meets the eye.
Now how is Chrononauts No.2 going to top this?
[H/T The Daily Dot]