HYDERABAD: A video of optical illusional cups and saucers is viral on Facebook. Users claim that these sets of crockery have "won the Guinness World Records Award for Beautification."
"These cup and saucer sets have won the Guinness book of world records award for beautification. Lots of physics/optics is involved in designing the illusions," reads the claim.
The claim is false.
NewsMeter found the same video in a tweet by 9GAG published in an article by Scroll.in. The article states that this video was taken from the Instagram account of the Luycho Company that designs cups that use reflections from the saucers to create beautiful patterns. The Luycho Inc. is a Korean company that is revolutionizing the design and manufacture of cups and saucers. It designs cups and saucers that are illusionary in nature.
NewsMeter then searched for Luycho Inc. on Instagram and found the same set of videos individually posted by the page. The hashtags used in these posts clearly state that these are optical illusions and a form of mirror art.
However, nowhere was it mentioned that this set of cups and saucers won the Guinness Book of World Records Award for Beautification. NewsMeter also searched for news reports and on the Guinness Book of World Records' website but couldn't find any statement that said these crockery items won the award for beautification.
This video has been viral since 2020 and has been recurring on social media since then with the false claim.
Evidently, the claim is false.