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(Metro)   Warning: Do not stare at this image of two squares of opposing horizontal and vertical black, red and green lines. Ha... you looked, now you're going to break your brain with the McCollough effect   (metro.co.uk) divider line 85
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2014-01-28 01:56:53 PM  

Jefferson Biatchmagnet: clancifer: Hah.  If you stare at it long enough, it morphs into a picture of Kate Upton topless.  Seriously, give it a try.

neversubmit: [www.wyrmcorp.com image 480x480]

This is your brain on lines.

Do you have the original for that?


snarkerati.com
 
2014-01-28 01:58:45 PM  

Jefferson Biatchmagnet: clancifer: Hah.  If you stare at it long enough, it morphs into a picture of Kate Upton topless.  Seriously, give it a try.

neversubmit: [www.wyrmcorp.com image 480x480]

This is your brain on lines.

Do you have the original for that?


http://www.wyrmcorp.com/galleries/illusions/mccollough.shtml
 
2014-01-28 02:12:02 PM  
Damn, after staring at it for five minutes I suddenly have a thirst for Lone Star beer and chain smoking, it was as if I had a mainline into the secret truths of the universe.
 
2014-01-28 02:15:55 PM  

clancifer: Hah.  If you stare at it long enough, it morphs into a picture of Kate Upton topless.  Seriously, give it a try.


oh god damn you. I just spit beans all over my monitor and keyboard
 
2014-01-28 02:20:17 PM  

Kozmopoliskepticalopsis: Reminds me of this:

[i280.photobucket.com image 490x700]

DO NOT STARE AT THIS PHOTO!!!


ironically, the longer you stare at it the better you can deconstruct the patterns, and it stops looking weird, and becomes totally forgetful

/what?
 
2014-01-28 02:48:36 PM  
I tried it. Works kind of. Pretty cool.
 
2014-01-28 03:24:33 PM  

Ecobuckeye: I just submitted this to the Video tab, but I'll leave it here just in case:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/young-rival-creates-firs t- ever-magic-eye-music-video-1.2514054

I could not get more than 30 seconds in before my eyeballs fell out of my head.


That's cool, had to go full screen to see it and I like the song too.
 
2014-01-28 03:27:54 PM  

This Looks Fun: I tried it. Works kind of. Pretty cool.


You must be Mikey! Hey Mikey!
 
2014-01-28 03:44:37 PM  
www.palzoo.net
 
2014-01-28 03:45:56 PM  

dripping with sarcasm: This Looks Fun: I tried it. Works kind of. Pretty cool.

You must be Mikey! Hey Mikey!


Well, I read the description and it didn't really seem that harmful, so I figured why not call BS. Although I'm missing the Mikey reference, but whatever.
 
2014-01-28 03:54:51 PM  
Are you supposed to stare at the red and green image - or are you supposed to go 'cross-eyed' so they overlap?

I tried each for 15 seconds and then looked at the plain white version on Wikipedia and I didn't see anything other than white and black.  Am I doing it wrong?
 
2014-01-28 03:59:34 PM  

Uzzah: [nomeatballs.files.wordpress.com image 520x324]

"I looked at the image, Ray."


Came for this...leaving satisfied.

\what about the twinkie
 
2014-01-28 04:04:22 PM  
Seems like you could "unbreak" or de-program your brain by following up with the opposite... stare at horizontal green and vertical red lines.

Or you might just brick your brain.
 
2014-01-28 04:06:31 PM  

SansNeural: Seems like you could "unbreak" or de-program your brain by following up with the opposite... stare at horizontal green and vertical red lines.

Or you might just brick your brain.


Alcohol == hard reboot
 
2014-01-28 04:15:15 PM  

This Looks Fun: dripping with sarcasm: This Looks Fun: I tried it. Works kind of. Pretty cool.

You must be Mikey! Hey Mikey!

Well, I read the description and it didn't really seem that harmful, so I figured why not call BS. Although I'm missing the Mikey reference, but whatever.


A cautionary tale of Pop Rocks and Coke.
 
2014-01-28 04:22:27 PM  

Kozmopoliskepticalopsis: Reminds me of this:

[i280.photobucket.com image 490x700]

DO NOT STARE AT THIS PHOTO!!!


Darn, came to do that.
 
2014-01-28 04:24:00 PM  
DAMMIT, NOW I'M A REPUBLICAN!!!
 
2014-01-28 04:24:26 PM  
When laid out fairly complex, two layer PCBs using TangoPCB back in the bad old days, I had weird optical effects, but they would only last for a few minutes after I stopped staring at the red and green lines on the screen.

A worse effect was freaky dreams of colored lines everywhere at night after a long day on PCB work.
 
2014-01-28 04:37:35 PM  

ZeroCorpse: DAMMIT, NOW I'M A REPUBLICAN!!!


I knew being a Republican was the result of having a broken brain, now there's proof!  Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.
 
2014-01-28 05:31:21 PM  
I tried it for seven minutes at this website about 4 hours ago. The effect was moderately strong at first, but it has tapered off quite a bit. I can still see the green and red tint between the lines, but just barely.
 
2014-01-28 05:33:25 PM  
NADA...
 
2014-01-28 05:46:33 PM  

ZeroCorpse: DAMMIT, NOW I'M A REPUBLICAN!!!


Civil War era Republican?
 
2014-01-28 06:18:01 PM  
I see dead people.
 
2014-01-28 07:09:28 PM  
Doesn't work for me

can't see yellow with left eye
or red

/could be three detached retina surgeries
//could be cataract surgery
///could be the replacement lens cataract surgery I had last week

AND I FARKING LOVE MY COMPANY'S HEALTH CARE PLAN
insurance company told the doctor's office to collect my $1250 deductible
they wanted cash or credit card or no sight saving surgery for me....
 
2014-01-28 08:08:20 PM  

MrHappyRotter: I see dead people.


Whoa, dude.  I don't know how you're getting these posts through, but I just read your obit...

Damn, that's some freaky shiat.
 
2014-01-28 09:10:37 PM  

This Looks Fun: dripping with sarcasm: This Looks Fun: I tried it. Works kind of. Pretty cool.

You must be Mikey! Hey Mikey!

Well, I read the description and it didn't really seem that harmful, so I figured why not call BS. Although I'm missing the Mikey reference, but whatever.


That's Life.
 
2014-01-28 09:26:22 PM  
Oddly enough, if you have nystagmus, the effect doesn't seem to occur.  I read about the McCollough in psych class and tried the test multiple times with none of the indicated result.
 
2014-01-29 12:35:28 AM  
'It's quite scary, it's a real image that can lock into your brain, change the way it works and stick around for a good while.'

I experienced a similar effect after the first time I saw that photo of Allison Stokke...
 
2014-01-29 04:24:12 AM  

MarkMartinFan: Doesn't work for me

can't see yellow with left eye
or red

/could be three detached retina surgeries
//could be cataract surgery
///could be the replacement lens cataract surgery I had last week

AND I FARKING LOVE MY COMPANY'S HEALTH CARE PLAN
insurance company told the doctor's office to collect my $1250 deductible
they wanted cash or credit card or no sight saving surgery for me....


Eyepatch.
And a dog or a parrot.
Hat is still optional.
 
2014-01-29 06:41:29 AM  

Colour_out_of_Space: N'Gasta! Kvata! Kvakis! ahkstas so novajxletero (oix jhemile) so Ranetauw. Ricevas gxin pagintaj membrauw kaj aliaj individuauw, kiujn iamaniere tusxas so raneta aktivado. En gxi aperas informauw unuavice pri so lokauw so cxiumonataj kunvenauw, sed nature ankoix pri aliaj aktuasoj aktivecauw so societo. Ne malofte enahkstas krome plej diversaspekta materialo eduka oix distra.



Farking Esperanto speaking Sload.
 
2014-01-29 08:53:33 AM  
someone call Hero Protagonist asap
 
2014-01-29 12:42:56 PM  
Weird,

after starting at it for like 30 seconds, when I look at something white, I see a red box (left) and green box (right) - the inverse of what the original images were.

Guess I broke my brain again.

Oh well!
 
2014-01-29 02:11:19 PM  
www.fact.co.uk
 
2014-01-29 02:58:45 PM  

Lord Dimwit: Like the short story "BLIT": http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/stories/blit.htm


Came here to say this.

/*Blink*
 
2014-01-29 07:06:38 PM  

Skyrmion: I tried it for seven minutes at this website about 4 hours ago. The effect was moderately strong at first, but it has tapered off quite a bit. I can still see the green and red tint between the lines, but just barely.


Followup: one day later, effect is completely gone.

Maybe I didn't stare at the screen long enough. Clearly, I'm going to have to try harder if I want to break my brain permanently.
 
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