The front page of the Internet is a strange place full of mind-bending sights that will make you doubt the very core of existence, spurring on existential crises almost daily.
Today, on Reddit, it’s just like any other day. Thanks to this photograph, posted by the user jr0d7771, the internet has gone into meltdown the likes of which we haven’t seen since that bloody blue and black dress.
The women in this photograph, innocently enjoying a quiet beer among friends, could never have known the backlash caused by capturing this cosy moment in time.
…And it’s all because of a pair of missing legs.
When the picture was posted to Reddit three days ago, along with the caption, ‘Find the missing girl’s legs’ the internet responded with varying degrees of shock, horror and confusion.
Over 400 comments at the time of writing put forward a number of different theories, including the fantastical presumption that the girl sitting three from the left must be a ‘Couch Centaur’.
On closer inspection one observant soul pointed out that there are in fact six pairs of legs which correspond to the owners to which they are attached after all.
He even included a handy diagram…
But couldn’t resist playing around with reality one more time.
I don’t know about you but this confounded me so much I lost some feeling in my own legs.
Play nice, Reddit.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.