Proof settles viral internet debate of the direction of a man on a swing - Dexerto

Proof settles viral internet debate of the direction of a man on a swing

Published: 22/Dec/2019 21:37

by Meg Bethany Koepp


If you’re still having nightmares over the color of the dress or the Yanny or Laurel debate, we’ve got bad news – there’s another viral headache confusing the internet.

On December 21, a Tik-Tok video of a man on a swing in the snow went viral online, as people couldn’t make up their minds as to which direction he was facing – is it towards the camera, or away from it?

Baffled viewers can put their tinfoil hats away, though, as definitive proof has surfaced that will hopefully lay this whole optical illusion saga to rest once and for all.

Viral swing video confusion solved

In the video audio, a group of friends can be heard debating which way the man was swinging. “[His] back legs are bent this way! His feet are bent straight out!” one person exclaimed. “I bet you $500 cash right now,” another argued.

The clip swiftly blew up on the internet, with many users unable to figure out the definitive answer as to which way the man was facing.

“Have y’all ever even been on a swing?? [Your] legs are legit in front of you so that [obviously] means they’re facing the wall,” one person disputed, which seemed to be the main consensus for many people.

However, some eagle-eyed viewers have seemingly found out the definitive answer to the playground dilemma – and it appears as though the man is actually facing the camera.

How do they know this? If you look closely, at one point of the video, the swing bar covers his face, meaning that it’s impossible to be in the direction of the wall.

“This proves he’s facing the camera,” one user tweeted, alongside a screenshot of the video where the metal bar obscures the swinger’s face.


“He goes through the swing set bars which is IMPOSSIBLE, therefore he is facing the camera. Case closed,” another user tweeted in frustration.

2015 saw the web go absolutely nuts over the color of a Roman Originals dress, which some saw to be gold and white, and some blue and black. In 2018, a sound clip surfaced which split listeners as to whether the voice was saying Yanny or Laurel.

Regardless of your opinions on the swinging man, it’s hard to argue with clear evidence. Maybe it’ll all be put to bed now until the next optical illusion comes along – we hope, at least.


Pokimane slams Fedmyster’s second OfflineTV document: “Who asked?”

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:27

by Virginia Glaze


⁠Former Offline TV member Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan has released yet another lengthy Google Doc regarding the accusations of misconduct against him from OTV streamers, claiming he wants to “move on” from the drama.

Fedmyster was released from OTV in June 2020, after streamers LilyPichu, Yvonne and Pokimane levied accusations of harassment and inappropriate conduct against him.

Following these accusations, it seemed that all was resolved, with Fed having been removed from the group as a result; but a Google Doc seemingly leaked from the disgraced streamer in late November, which set off a chain reaction of outrage across the internet.

In the leaked November document, Fed appeared to accuse Pokimane of not being honest about their relationship to her viewers, and included screenshots of private text messages between them.

While Pokimane went on to respond to this document, saying he’d admitted his guilt, Fedmyster released yet another lengthy statement on December 1, claiming that he had actually never intended to release the original Doc. Instead, he explained that it had actually been a “form of therapy for myself, to address my concerns about the way Poki portrayed me in her stream.”

Fedmyster also purported that a formerly-trusted member of his community had leaked the document, leading to a “violent breach of my trust and against my wishes as I’ve been working hard to grow, heal, and move on from everything.”

fedmyster and pokimane
Instagram: Fedmyster
The leaked document of Fedmyster’s in November had been titled “My Truth,” and mostly centered around his relationship with Pokimane.

The former streamer likewise addressed allegations that he had attempted to get Yvonne fired from the group due to her accusations against him. Denying that he had ever wanted her kicked from the crew, he claims that his concerns were due to her “lack of excitement and willingness to help with OfflineTV projects when it’s the only reason she’s in the house.”

He included several other explanations regarding his text messages with Pokimane, as well as his portrayal of Jodi toward Poki, who he apologized for, “painting her to Imane in such a poor light.”

Fedmyster ended his document by claiming that he wants “to move on and start a new chapter in my life,” hoping to put the issue to rest once and for all.

Pokimane has since responded to the document with a scathing tweet, writing, “Who asked lol.”

Fedmyster’s long document has been met with similar reactions from readers online, marking yet another episode of an ongoing incident between some of Twitch’s top content creators.