A GIF is like a new age silent film, emphasis on the silent, so why the heck is the entire internet losing it over this particular GIF?!
Well, because they can hear it, and honestly SAME.
It's blue/gold dressgate all over again, and we're not prepared.
This particular GIF was created by @IamHappyToast back in 2008, which shows an electric wire pylon skipping. When it lands, you can somehow HEAR it.
Take a look below:
Did you hear that?!
Well you're not alone. The GIF went viral after Dr. Lisa DeBruine from the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology came across it a few days ago. Around 200,000 people have agreed that they could hear something.
But it's not just that GIF in particular. Some people have revealed that they can hear sounds watching the similar GIF below:
Actually, there’s actually an entire subreddit that is dedicated to what they're now called, “noisy gifs”.
It's a total wig out because none of the GIFs are physically making any sound at all, it's just an illusion.
Even the BBC got involved, asking experts about it, which they explained...
Chris Fassnidge, a doctoral candidate is psychology, told the publication that one explanation could be a theory he’s been researching called the “visual ear” — “the ability of some people to hear moving objects even though they don’t make a sound, which may be a subtle form of synaesthesia – the triggering of one sense by another.”
The brain is weird.