‘Superman’ Lifts Christmas Tree With One Hand, Or So It Seems

Superman actor Henry Cavill posted a brilliant optical illusion that made many of his followers believe he has supernatural strength in real life.

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British actor Henry Cavill has literally “stumped” the internet with a picture of him holding up a tree.

The actor, known for playing Superman in the recent “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” film, posted a photo to his Instagram over the weekend that made some people believe he really does possess supernatural strength.

In the picture, he appears to be casually lifting up a Christmas tree with one hand.


Is this really the biggest tree you've got? #ChristmasSpiritActivated #GotElves

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While many of his gullible followers applauded his incredible strength, others knew their eyes had to be deceiving them.

“Is he really holdin (sic) it with one haannnd (sic)??” wrote emmaozlemdemir in the comments section. Several others didn't bother to question it and chalked it up to Cavill simply flexing his real life Superman abilities.

It was only a matter of time before people caught on to the optical illusion and spotted the shadow of the mechanical crane that was actually holding the tree up.  

Although discovering the illusion ruins all of the photo’s magic, at least you no longer have to rack your brain trying to figure out how this was possible. 

Banner Photo Credit: Flickr, Gage Skidmore

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