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(Some trippy dude)   Dizzying and dazzling optical illusions sure to make your head asplode   ( divider line
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2005-10-10 06:39:12 PM  
owwww!!! my hair hurts.
2005-10-10 06:41:26 PM  
Jane stop this crazy thiiiing!
2005-10-10 06:43:28 PM  
Mmmmmmmmmmmm.... "rotate slowly."
2005-10-10 06:45:45 PM  
if only i was stoned...
2005-10-10 06:45:59 PM  

I like the circular ring one with the crosshair in the center, where you have to move your head closer to and then back away from the screen.

/Dissapointed that the "Trippy" Almonds were not included on that page.
2005-10-10 06:47:28 PM  

What you are experiencing right now. Put a pen or something similar in your mouth and dial 911 immediately.

2005-10-10 06:50:01 PM  
Thanks, submitter!

/who needs LSD?
2005-10-10 06:51:55 PM  
I can't feel my fingers.
2005-10-10 06:51:59 PM  
So that's what going mad feels like.
2005-10-10 06:55:00 PM  
I sooooo wish the intraweb was around back when I was doing LSD. All we could do back then was stare at album covers.
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2005-10-10 06:55:50 PM  
Isn't this the same guy who made the almond illusion?

Frickin' nuts.
2005-10-10 07:05:40 PM  
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2005-10-10 07:07:45 PM  
Wow I feel so strange, health care for all man.
2005-10-10 07:12:18 PM  
Is this going to be a monthly thing? Didn't we have a very similar link about a month ago? It's cool and all but maybe just once a year or something.

/jus sayin'
2005-10-10 07:16:25 PM  
Yup, Just Ignorant, That's it.
2005-10-10 07:26:37 PM  
I work for people who make optical illusions...

Oh fark it.
2005-10-10 07:26:44 PM  
GaryPDX: owwww!!! my hair hurts.

and thats why i hate optical illusions
2005-10-10 07:26:49 PM  
Who submitted this? Was it Pete, or Repeat....

/Me thinks the latter.
2005-10-10 07:28:08 PM  
Link asplode.
2005-10-10 07:29:24 PM  

And I thought Katamari Damacy was trippy...
2005-10-10 07:30:44 PM  
I submitted this. Repeat or not, it's cool, and it's only my second link, and it's been a while since the first one, so it's almost like losing my virginity again. Or something.

/Digs optical illusions
//Passes around the brown acid
///Adds slashies for the helluvit
2005-10-10 07:31:32 PM  
That link made my skin crawl. Good find, submitter.
2005-10-10 07:32:24 PM  
Wow! From the web circa 2000?!!!
2005-10-10 07:32:41 PM  
hoohoodilly: I submitted this. Repeat or not, it's cool, and it's only my second link, and it's been a while since the first one

I'm pretty sure this is new. Same guy, same style, new illusions.

Everyone complains about everything when you get a green-light on Fark, though. I, for one, thank you.
2005-10-10 07:32:57 PM  
No, I submitted it.
2005-10-10 07:33:04 PM  
This is way cool. Just like it was about a month or so ago, last time this was threaded.
2005-10-10 07:34:00 PM  
The only one that worked on me was the almond one
///didn't do the first slash
2005-10-10 07:35:26 PM  
Arr. The link, she be farked!
2005-10-10 07:36:12 PM  
My eyes hurt, but yeah, it did bring back fond memories of dropping a certain substance and visiting the Art Institute in Chicago! Dali's trippin' is teh freaky, man!
2005-10-10 07:37:51 PM  
2005-10-10 07:39:29 PM  
Something they missed. On the second one(Candies) if you tilt your head they move closer or further to/from eachother.

/tilt it
//you know
///like a confused dog
2005-10-10 07:39:53 PM  
holy mindfark batman!
2005-10-10 07:40:23 PM  
Just Ignorant

You owe me a new head.
2005-10-10 07:41:43 PM  
This shows that our eyes were NOT intelligently designed.
2005-10-10 07:42:29 PM  
(From my profile) Most recent links approved:
2005-10-10: Dizzying and dazzling optical illusions sure to make your head asplode
2002-04-17: Tawny's not the only one slapping Chuck Finley silly...

Three 1/2 years between greenlighted links. Is that some kind of record?
2005-10-10 07:42:35 PM  
the optical illusion is the server dying in flames from a thorough farking.
2005-10-10 07:43:29 PM  
These are even cooler if you print them out. Reeeeeeeeeeally freaky.
2005-10-10 07:47:17 PM  
I finally got the wheely things to stop turning...but now my monitor is rotating.
2005-10-10 07:50:10 PM  
This is amazing!
If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dot, you will only see one color, pink.
If you stare at the black + in the center, the moving dot turns to green.
Now, concentrate on the black + in the center of the picture.

After a short period of time, all the pink dots will slowly disappear, and you will only see a green dot rotating.
It's amazing how our brain works. There really is no green dot, and the pink ones really don't disappear. This should be proof enough, we don't always see what we think we see.POPS
2005-10-10 07:51:30 PM  
Ack, this made me feel purple.
2005-10-10 07:52:36 PM  
"We've got a spinner..."
2005-10-10 07:53:11 PM  
i need some new eyes, these things are spent.
2005-10-10 07:55:52 PM  
Has anyone ever looked at these illusions on acid?

/Maybe next week if I can remember
2005-10-10 08:00:39 PM  
This is one of my favorite illusions of all time. We watched this in a Sensation and Perception class, and people were literally freaking out... Video is here: Hollow Face(pops Not Safe for Sanity)
2005-10-10 08:01:51 PM  
The sheep weren't moving.

/just as always
2005-10-10 08:03:42 PM  
Teh 60s.
2005-10-10 08:04:28 PM  
submitter owes me a new keyboard from the vomiting that page caused
2005-10-10 08:05:17 PM  
If I was a diabolical advertising executive I would stick one of these on a billboard along a major freeway and watch the accident rates quadruple.
2005-10-10 08:06:43 PM  
ignoramus, I think that's how they made the busts in The Haunted Mansion that seem to follow you around as you walk.
2005-10-10 08:08:25 PM  
Nausea. ©
2005-10-10 08:09:10 PM  
ignoramus: This is one of my favorite illusions of all time

Whoa. Freaky. The dragon is amazing!
2005-10-10 08:12:50 PM  
not new. this thing is one every stoners wall in america
2005-10-10 08:13:26 PM  

Never thought about that, but youre probably right! On that website, you can buy an Einstein bust, but you must pay in GBP.


Yeah, I like the dragon too. Check the main page ( for a bunch of other neat stuff. I like these guys because they base their illusions on science (mostly psychology and physics), and make your eyes bleed.
2005-10-10 08:16:23 PM  
As I was focusing in on one of those torture devices, a fly swooped into my field of vision and flew toward me from roughly the middle of the design.

/oh, hell yes I jumped out of my seat.
2005-10-10 08:18:48 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

2005-10-10 08:22:11 PM  
The first one seemed to be moving, until I fixed on one spot. After that, my eye seemed to automatically fixate on one spot, even when I tried to keep it from doing so, and none of them appeared to move. Well, a few, a little, but nothing to make me reach for the barf-bags I keep in my desk for internet moments.

Illusions aren't optical: they are in your mind.
2005-10-10 08:22:13 PM  
dude, those lines are totally moving. its like they move a little but they really dont. then again i just got done with a game of hacky-scack and we've been ripping on my fat 12" bubbler.
2005-10-10 08:25:54 PM  
Anyone else notice that after you watch Just Ignorant's almond illusion and as you scroll down in order to read the rest of the thread, the almonds appear to move?

Not just relatively up/down on the screen, but they appear to rotate even with respect to the point on the HTML page on which they are located.

/grammar surrenders
//yes, I know that confirming this observation involves actually reading the thread, which is antithetical to Usenet and/or Intarweb protocol
2005-10-10 08:26:55 PM  
optical illusions were planted here by god to test our faith
2005-10-10 08:28:23 PM  
2005-10-10 08:32:53 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
I like this illusion better
2005-10-10 08:33:02 PM  
optical illusions were planted here by god the flying spagetti monster to test our faith amuse us.
2005-10-10 08:34:05 PM  
aba: Doesn't work for me. What boat?
2005-10-10 08:34:26 PM  
never seen that bfo
2005-10-10 08:34:52 PM  

Yeah, that one never worked for me. I guess i dont have an eye for it...
2005-10-10 08:45:31 PM  
foxrox: optical illusions were planted here by god to test our faith

May I interest you in the Church of Last Thursdayism?
I have reason to beleive we were all created last thursday.
Any evidence to the contrary such as memories, scars and dinosaur bones were place here to test our faith in god.

I suggest you join unless you wish to face eternal damnation. I feel it is my divine obligation to save as many people from a horrible and painful afterlife and as such I am trying to convert everyone to Last Thursdayism. Won't you please join?
2005-10-10 08:46:05 PM  

I can't make out the friggen boat either. Did you crop the image?
2005-10-10 08:46:12 PM  
All that bobbing towards and away from the monitor gave me the creepy feeling that I was giving head to my computer.
2005-10-10 08:47:34 PM  
- Oh yeah, look it's a sailboat.
- You saw it, too?! Damn it!
- What?
- I've been staring at this thing for a week now--from opening 'til closing--and I can't see a Goddamn thing!

/Aaaah. I love the smell of commerce in the morning.
//Snootchie Bootchies!
2005-10-10 08:48:19 PM  
I used to have "rotating snakes" as my desktop. Not good when you have a hangover.
2005-10-10 08:50:32 PM  
i used to have a screensaver type thing that looked like some of those. it would spin around these spiral things. if stared into it for about ten seconds then stared at something else it would look like it was growing. it was pretty trippy.

i spent way to much time in college staring at that thing.
2005-10-10 09:00:00 PM  
The dragon illusion is really cool. There is a site where you can print out the dragon and fold the paper to make the illusion. Close one eye and move around, the head will follow you.
2005-10-10 09:06:05 PM  
I likes me them stereograms mucho mas. They hurt my pea-brain.

2005-10-10 09:22:38 PM  
Great! Now I'm blind!
2005-10-10 09:24:12 PM  
wow... people are really having a lot of fun with StumbleUpon

I was just at this illusion site an hour or two ago.
2005-10-10 09:28:15 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

Perfect thread to pull out a custom avatar I worked up.

2005-10-10 09:34:01 PM  
X 15,000 clicks = 40,800MB.. About 40GB transferred (poor bastard)
2005-10-10 09:35:13 PM  
2.72 MB x 15,000 clicks = 40,800... sorry that got cut out somehow
2005-10-10 09:43:41 PM  
So if you ARE on LSD and you look at these what happens? The pinwheel is awesome BTW.
2005-10-10 09:51:53 PM  
Ok so the boats rotate but the sheep don't... what gives?

//so disturbed that I'm about to call a neurologist
2005-10-10 10:09:53 PM  
For the sheep to work you have to move your head around while looking at the cross in the center... most of the later illusions are like that.
2005-10-10 10:11:34 PM  
By the way, be sure to scroll down on the submitted link.. I spent 10 minutes on the first image, not knowing there was a whole world of headaches to follow.
2005-10-10 10:13:02 PM  
Scroll up and down slowly, some of them get trippier, trippyer? way more trippy.
2005-10-10 10:25:54 PM  
The goggles they do nothing!

i think i'm blind after all that
2005-10-10 10:28:40 PM  
Just Ignorant

ya know that image is a .gif

graphic interchange format has animation

my gigantic hax0r trouser trout has one of those too.
2005-10-10 10:42:07 PM  

put your finger on one part of the picture and watch it not move.
2005-10-10 10:42:34 PM  

yeah, i don't see a boat either. all i see is a woman with very large breasts dressed in very skimpy attire and positioned very provocatively. it's almost as if the sexual appeal of the woman in the photograph is rendering me unable to notice anything else in the same photograph, because i am so intensely aroused by looking at the woman.

i'd say that's more or less the gist of the situation here.
2005-10-10 10:53:42 PM  

The real illusion is that that's a dude!

/Guess I shouldn't have stared at those almonds for so long!
2005-10-10 10:56:47 PM  
look.... the little man in the boat....
2005-10-10 11:05:13 PM  
2005-10-10 11:09:34 PM  
It's official.

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2005-10-10 11:13:12 PM  
2005-10-10 10:56:47 PM Northernexposed

look.... the little man in the boat....

[image from too old to be available]
2005-10-10 11:21:28 PM  
these things were cool about 30 years ago...
2005-10-10 11:23:38 PM  
Ow! Ow! My eyes!
2005-10-10 11:23:59 PM  
That illusion is the one used in the Disney Haunted Mansion. IIRC, they patented that technique in the late '50s
2005-10-10 11:25:52 PM  
/Does not work if you're drunk.
2005-10-10 11:32:38 PM  
Hey Just Ignorant, I'm staring at your nuts.
2005-10-10 11:45:51 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

The Dragon Illusion is one you can print out and make yourself. It's an awesome thing to have on the desk. Watch the video, it's really impressive.
2005-10-11 12:05:34 AM  
This is not a good thing for a pregnant woman to look at while she's eating spaghetti... ugh... my stomach...
2005-10-11 12:05:38 AM  
Twirly, shmirly.

This is hands down the most amazing illusion ever. Guranteed to blow your mind. And yes, your monitor is working.
2005-10-11 12:24:25 AM  
scratchee, sorry dude, the dragon is way crazier.
2005-10-11 12:35:39 AM  
I don't know, mister13, the dragon is pretty cool...I just emailed it to myself for building at work tomorrow. But the checkerboard just completely defies all attempts to "see through it."
2005-10-11 12:35:42 AM  
larrynmn: ya know that image is a .gif

graphic interchange format has animation


2005-10-11 01:26:38 AM  

WOW, for like 5 seconds, I was totally shocked that pic slipped through, then my brain switched back from perv and I could tell what it really was.
2005-10-11 02:13:35 AM  
After 3 years doing 3d graphics work, these no longer all work. I'd say that about 3/4 of them work on the "untrained eye" but cease to work on a trained eye.

For the most part it's the static field effect ones that don't work. Ones that involve moving your eyes still seem to work because they're based off cone-more' on the retina
2005-10-11 02:32:09 AM  
shanrick that gif is farkin insane. I opened it in animation shop just to be sure it was legit and it is, nothing but the circle of pink dots with 1 taken out each frame so it seems to rotate around. But that is farkin insane with the green dot and then all the pink dissapearing. Just goes to show you if you stare at anything long enough maybe you will see the face of god.
2005-10-11 02:34:48 AM  
DoorFrame: It's an awesome thing to have on the desk.

Yep. It's been there for a year now. I try remember to look at it as I leave the room. Gives me a chuckle. Also got the almond-illusion printed out.

I've seen all these links before, but still enjoy them immensely. DaJeseus' is probably the best, tho

//my brain went hippie after Amsterdam
2005-10-11 04:42:50 AM  
Those were cool, but 3/4 of them were the same thing.
2005-10-11 05:33:47 AM  
Submitter wins submission of the day!
2005-10-11 08:30:44 AM  
Dear Sirs,

There is a need for trying to explain why my eyes are crosseyed. This is not a pleasant feeling.

DA in Brenham
2005-10-11 08:51:14 AM  
I work for the guy who makes all these illusions.....
2005-10-11 10:20:09 AM  
JohnGaltDiscGolfer: Submitter wins submission of the day!

Woohoo! Um, what's the prize?

/Notes that despite some kvetching, link was clicked 35,000+ times
//Hopes it's not another 3 1/2 years until my next greenlight
2005-10-11 10:58:57 AM  
Stare at the center until the dots disappear:

[image from too old to be available]
2005-10-11 11:22:23 AM  
Unorigional that freaks me out.
2005-10-11 01:35:31 PM  
Here's another cool one. Stare at the black dot in the center. Soon, all of the colors will disappear.

[image from too old to be available]
2005-10-11 02:06:58 PM  

What's that from? I can't look away.
2005-10-11 10:42:19 PM  
45,000+ clicks! Next time, I think I should get a commission or something...

Using the above numbers, that's over 120 GB!!
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