The Cafe Wall Illusion

Yes, the horizontal lines are parallel, straight, and level!

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Right-click the animation to download it.

In case you think we straightened the horizontal lines as the animation proceeded, here
are frames 66 through 81, in which the last three columns of "misaligned" black squares
are repainted white. If you sight along the side of the screen (look at the image from the
side, as close to the screen as you can get and still see the image), you will see that the
horizontal lines in the top row are just as straight as the horizontal lines in the bottom row.

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