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Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Wierd stuff of the day

This one is so famous. Turn the picture upside down to see how men see women after 6 beers.
beers illusion

Can you find "the hidden tiger"? Not the obvious one that everyone sees. Look for words in stripes (by Donald Rust).
the hidden tiger

A mysterious face found on Mars. This is a real photo of the surface of Mars taken by Viking 1 in 1976.

Stare at the four black dots in the center of the image for 30 - 60 seconds. Then quickly close your eyes and look at something bright (like a lamp or a window with sunlight coming through it). You should see a white circle with an image inside it.
jesus illusion

A wonderful moving bicycle illusion. (© Akiyoshi Kitaoka: Used with permission.)

A hilarious moving curtain illusion. (© Akiyoshi Kitaoka: Used with permission.)

A nice visual illusion using perfect squares. (© Akiyoshi Kitaoka: Used with permission.)

Perfect squares one more time. (© Akiyoshi Kitaoka: Used with permission.)

Fish eating sailboats.
fish vs. sailboats

This one is a classic - no need to introduce.
classic illusion

There should be 11 faces on this picture. Average people see 4-6, sensible 8-10. The best see all 11, schizophrenics and paranoics 12 and more. And you? (don't take this one too seriously, I have even heard that there are 13 faces)
11 faces

Can you identify a face in this coffee beans pile? Take your time, it is there.
coffee illusion

Do you see some squares or rectangles? Really, this is nothing more than a bunch of lines going in every which direction, but the way our mind interprets these lines are totally different!

A perfect circle.

Even though the letters are jumbled in the following paragraph, most people have no trouble reading it!
Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Have you ever noticed a hidden arrow in the FedEx logo? It stands for speed and precision. Check the space between "E" and "x".
fedex logo hidden message

Can you read the below?
west illusion

At first glance, what do you see. Could it be the word "liar" or is it something more. I would definitely give this one a second look!

This painting is called "Optical Illusion" - literally - you can read it (by John Langdon).
optical illusion ambigram

Victory or defeat? Both (by Veja Magazine).
victory or defeat

Try to say the color of the words, instead of actually reading them. You will find it surprisingly difficult. The right half of your brain is trying to say the colors, the left half is trying to say the word itself.This is used by mountaineers to test if they're concentration is ok. (by J. R. Stroop).
stroop effect

When you first look at this, how many colours do you see? Some might say they see 3 or even 4 colours, but there are 2 - red and green! People usually think they see 2 shades of red, but there is only 1. Look closely and you will notice on one side that white boxes surround the red boxes, and on the other side, green boxes do! Due to the placement of these boxes you get the "illusion" of different colours. Since white is not considered to be a colour (it is the presence of all colours in scientific terms) we can safely say that there are 2 colours present here! Still don't understand?

And as I began, the same way I end.
Ms. or Mrs. 2

1 comment:

Morgan said...

That was so much fun, Wayne! All of them were great. They really made me think.