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(Daily Mail)   Optical illusion creates a different shade of color for every viewer, but scientists don't know why   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 267
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2014-06-13 07:08:12 AM
I see a lighter yellow/green, changing to a olive green, then back again.

I really hope no-one else sees this because my brain is certified broken.
 
2014-06-13 07:14:51 AM
Octarine.
 
2014-06-13 07:16:06 AM

Bill_Wick's_Friend: Dark almost-brown yellow. Like the colour of a really old spicy mustard.


Me too. Burnt Umber
 
2014-06-13 07:17:38 AM
Olive colored alien.
 
2014-06-13 07:18:58 AM
Took me a while to capture the color, but this is pretty spot on with what I see.

web.mit.edu
 
2014-06-13 07:20:11 AM
Vivid red, probably means I'm going blind.
 
2014-06-13 07:20:41 AM

FuzedBox: Resident Muslim: Ooooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Aaaah

/obscure?
//old?
///cool

Peewee's playhouse, fireworks scene.


Was going for older.

Cool & The Gang
 
2014-06-13 07:30:28 AM

NateAsbestos: Because we're all looking at it on different monitors?

I mean, in a proper scientific experiment that would be controlled. Maybe they did that, but this is a Daily Fail link so I'm not going to bother reading to find out.


Just to let you know, they did it a long time ago. The image is based on a toy designed by a guy who designed this in the 1895, well before the advent of the monitor, just so the daily fail could screw it up 119 years later.
 
2014-06-13 07:36:51 AM

RussianPooper: I saw a rainbow of color. Does that make me gay?


rampantly so.

Can I come to your coming out party? I make wicked vegan voul-au-vents.
 
2014-06-13 07:37:13 AM
black and white, probably why I can't see anything in  those optical illusion pictures.
 
2014-06-13 07:48:13 AM

Ishkur: Do I stare at the edges where its spinning fastest, or the middle? Does the colour appear when you look away (like other optical illusions do) or what? I'm not getting anything. How long am I supposed to stare at it.

I'm getting a headache.


Nope, you see stripes of color in it, or you don't. Some people just don't see them, do try the video though, as browser lag could make the gif not work. The color comes from the blinking of white/black matching the frequency of the colors itself I believe, so any lag would ruin the effect.
 
2014-06-13 07:59:34 AM
Brownish Yellow
 
2014-06-13 08:02:03 AM
Rust brown.
 
2014-06-13 08:06:28 AM

RodneyToady: [oi60.tinypic.com image 320x320]


Okay, one keyboard please. That was perfect.
 
2014-06-13 08:07:43 AM
I see a double rainbow.
 
2014-06-13 08:15:06 AM

HawgWild: Yep. I'm broken WE KNEW THAT ABOUT HIM ALREADY!

Shut up, fingers! NO!

/yes, I'm arguing with my fingers
//WE'RE WINNING


It doesn't bother me that your fingers have their own mind. It bothers me that the pinky keeps going for the caps lock.
 
2014-06-13 08:17:10 AM
De gustibus et de coloribus non disputandum est.

Let the Fark trolling begin!
 
2014-06-13 08:17:29 AM
Interesting. I took a couple screen grabs to freeze the image just to be sure that it really is only black and white (it really is). I see bright pea green (or olive as a lot of people upthread have said.)
 
2014-06-13 08:22:18 AM
img4.wikia.nocookie.net
Keep them eyes open.
 
2014-06-13 08:24:23 AM
Weird. Am I supposed to see multiple colors? I see red for a bit then it alternates between a nasty shade of yellowish brown-green then back to red.
 
2014-06-13 08:29:06 AM

jasilva27: TuteTibiImperes: Shostie: IT'S A SCHOONER!

You dumb bastard, it's not a schooner, it's a sailboat.

A schooner IS a sailboat, stupid head!


You know what?!?  THERE IS NO EASTER BUNNY!  Over there, that's just a guy in a suit!
 
2014-06-13 08:29:44 AM
Reddish brown and blue, but the blue changed to black at times.
 
2014-06-13 08:35:43 AM
Cursory testing reveals that if I stare at the middle long enough, I see the red. It's along the lines of Red #2 when you favorite someone on Fark. This is on a 15" Asus laptop monitor, me with no coffee, sitting on the can in delicate bathroom lighting. For what it's worth, I am color deficient but I generally have no issue discerning green from red. I am 5'10 & 1/2", 188lbs. Stocky build with a great smile and beautiful brown eyes. A Pisces by birth, but a Scorpio in the sack, I'm always up for a good time, whether than means a nice stroll through the neighborhood or an evening of knocking back shots at the club. So, if that sounds hot to you, sorry this is a men only affair, just shoot me an email to my gmail account by the same username. Giggity, giggity, goo.
 
2014-06-13 08:39:04 AM
If you do a print screen, there is nothing there but black lines. Any other colour is the effect.

I see orange brown lines, while the black lines look a sort of blue-gray that contrasts with the orangey-brown.

The black lines also blur somewhat which makes a dull lilac or mauve background behind the black lines.

My guess is that the effect is produced by the time lags in your perception of the moving images like in those effects where you stare at a picture and then see the image in reverse colour after a while when you look away as well as optical illusions where the slowness of your retina creates an effect, such as a wheel turning backwards or a ballerina switching spin direction.

The colours probably are contrasting: orange-purple, yellow-blue, etc. The phantom lines are in a colour contrasting with the black lines. If you add the two colours together, you'd get black: brown and blue make black.
 
2014-06-13 08:43:04 AM

Yes this is dog: I had to get close to the screen to see anything. All I got was a small band of teal.


I got teal, just above the black circle in the center. It was very faint, but it was teal.
 
2014-06-13 08:51:06 AM

reillan: jasilva27: TuteTibiImperes: Shostie: IT'S A SCHOONER!

You dumb bastard, it's not a schooner, it's a sailboat.

A schooner IS a sailboat, stupid head!

You know what?!?  THERE IS NO EASTER BUNNY!  Over there, that's just a guy in a suit!


Jesus was a black man. No, Jesus was batman. No, no no no...wait, that was Bruce Wayne.
 
2014-06-13 08:54:39 AM
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of the night.

Alternately:

A herd of beautiful, wild ponies running free across the plain.

/seriously, though, saw red, yellow and green
 
2014-06-13 09:03:36 AM
postgradproblems.s3.amazonaws.com
No effect at all for me
 
2014-06-13 09:17:16 AM
I see purple...
 
2014-06-13 09:40:08 AM

Sgygus: The great variety of colors seen may be the result of variation in display speeds from one computer to another.

/a thought


Perhaps, but I'm getting different results from people staring at my screen.  I see a browish red, some dirty yellow, and a bit of olive green.  Others - looking at my screen - are seeing different results.  No color (just black and white), dark green, red.
 
2014-06-13 09:45:39 AM
I also mostly see only black and white but of I squint enough I get baby colors? light pink and light blue... very light.
 
2014-06-13 09:55:25 AM
brownish red.

like the dried blood of a hobo...what?
 
2014-06-13 09:59:08 AM
I saw black and white.
 
2014-06-13 10:02:08 AM

jtown: [www.mtv.com image 300x188]


Did someone remake the old A-Ha video? Man, Hollywood really is out of ideas.
 
2014-06-13 10:15:54 AM
I saw a mustard color as well.
 
2014-06-13 10:31:24 AM
Dusky plum. Seriously.
 
2014-06-13 10:39:34 AM

sandi_fish: I saw a mustard color as well.


yellow or brown?
 
2014-06-13 10:41:49 AM

doofusss: [img.fark.net image 480x360]

.            fark has become romper room for the socially challenged

[img.fark.net image 480x360]


What do you mean, HAS become?
 
2014-06-13 10:42:42 AM
a brownish color?
 
2014-06-13 10:42:52 AM

AutumnWind: Yellow.

The smaller spinny thing under it is fun. If I speed it up I can see yellow in the middle only ... and if I reverse it I see yellow on the edges only.


This is exactly what I see as well.  Pale (slightly brown) yellow at the center only when spinning forward, same colour at the edges only when spinning in reverse.
 
2014-06-13 10:46:25 AM
I saw the empty void of reality.
 
2014-06-13 10:49:19 AM
The farked up thing is I only saw nothing but black and white with a blue disc in the middle until people posted that they saw colors along the lines. Then I saw brown/yellow along the lines.
 
2014-06-13 10:50:33 AM

dopirt: WHAT I DIDN'T SEE WAS ANY COMMENTS FROM PENSIONERS. How can it be a proper daily mail article if they don't include insightful comments from, say Alf, an 85 year old pensioner from Liverpool. I'm sure Alf, a former telephone sanitizer had a lot to say about this.

Anyway, I didn't see anything, I just got a metallic taste. Kind of like the taste you get when you look at pictures of dusty books.


You're having a stroke. Call EMS.
 
2014-06-13 11:36:00 AM
I see two colors: brown and navy blue.
 
2014-06-13 12:01:39 PM
I got a plastic top like this in elementary school (25-ish years ago)... I've always seen a combination between bright red, reddish brown, and yellow depending on how fast I spun it and how long I stared...

I think I still have it somewhere...
 
2014-06-13 12:04:33 PM
Yellow in the 2nd and 4th groups from the center.
Blue in the 3rd group.
 
2014-06-13 12:08:07 PM
I didn't see anything, but these losers showed up on my doorstep looking for diamonds for lasers or something

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-13 12:09:26 PM
I closed my browser when it started talking. I'm a little weirded-out right now.
 
2014-06-13 12:13:35 PM

Bucky Katt: sandi_fish: I saw a mustard color as well.

yellow or brown?


LIttle bit of both!
 
2014-06-13 12:15:37 PM
Starting from the center I see: Dark Green, Yellow, Red. Maybe it affects partially colorblind folks differently?
 
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