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A FOURTH of July optical illusion has left views a little confused and sparked debate among social media users.

The illusion, which was shared on Reddit months ago by user FoxyJnr987, is simply of an American flag.

1Reddit user FoxyJnr987 explained that this flag photo is a 'Cafe Wall Illusion'Credit: Reddit

However, something appears unusual with the flag as the vertical lines appear to be slanted.

Additionally the red and white boxes, which make up the flag's stripes, are scattered in a way that could make someones eye's feel confused.

Reddit user FoxyJnr987 titled the thread: "Flag of United States but it's that weird optical illusion."

The Redditor simply shared the illusion, a digital image of the American flag, but didn't offer more details until another user questioned: "What's the illusion."

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FoxyJnr987 then explained that the flag photo was a "Cafe Wall Illusion."

"I rotated it so it looks like stripes and made the black squares red instead," FoxyJnr987 said.

"The grey lines that are running vertically look sloped when they are actually straight. It looks better when horizontal."

According to Brain Connection, a Cafe Wall Illusion teases the brain to think the lines in the image are not parallel, when in fact they are.

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"It is thought that the café wall illusion functions due to the high contrast in the two different 'bricks.'

"When interpreting images, our brains tend to 'spread' dark zones into light zones, a function known as irradiation is 'movement/ is probably what causes a false warping effect."

Meanwhile, other users didn't see anything wrong with the image.

One person commented: "All the lines in the flag are standing straight, they aren't diagonal."

"Thank you for worsening my eyesight," another wrote.

A third user wrote: "They dont look diagonal to me, is my brain broken?"

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I’m a mum-of-four & found a new cheap way to feed everyone for a week, the food tastes great & it’s all from one shop

A MUM-OF-FOUR has revealed a new cheap way to feed everyone in her family for less than £40 a week.

Emma Ashton, from the UK, was left stunned by how cheap feeding her family of six was.

4Emma Ashton, a mum-of-four was left gobsmacked by the cheap price of her weekly shopCredit: Tiktok/@cleaningwithemma86 4She decided to try the new Asda just essentials range to do her weekly food shopCredit: Tiktok/@cleaningwithemma86

Emma decided to try out the new Asda just essentials range - which features bright yellow packaging.

And it comes at just the right time as prices of food continue to increase thanks to inflation.

Posting the massive food haul on TikTok, Emma covered her kitchen sides in all sorts of goodies.

She said: "I just bought a full week's worth of shopping from the just essentials range at Asda."

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Emma explained she tried a few items from the range at other day and was seriously impressed by the quality so decided to do a full shop.

the mum-of-four bought a mixture of fruit and veg, crisps, biscuits, meat, yoghurt and bread.

She also bagged enough salad for the week as well as two quiches, and six tins of beans.

Emma planned to have a roast gammon, spaghetti bolognese, quiche, jacket potatoes, pizza, and chicken nuggets and chips for dinners throughout the week, plus a full English breakfast.

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In total, the shop came to £39.31 to feed the family of six, and Emma was left 'gobsmacked' by the price.

The video has gone viral with over one million views, and people were just as impressed by how cheap the food shop was.

One wrote: "When I tell you my jaw hit the floor at the price! That is amazing value!"

Another commented: "I love that Asda has done this, other supermarkets need to follow especially with the way things are."

A third penned: "Oh my gosh so cheap! Going to try their essentials stuff."

Meanwhile, a fourth added: "Wow! That’s fantastic."

4Emma bagged snacks, dinners, lunches and breakfast for under £40 for the weekCredit: Tiktok/@cleaningwithemma86 4Viewers were stunned by the low priceCredit: Tiktok/@cleaningwithemma86

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