Disappearing Dots Illusion

Submitted by: buddy 12 years ago in Weird

Focus on the cross in the center and the purple dots will magically disappear.
There are 157 comments:
Female 1,199
Magic!
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Male 1,029
It`s animated, but thats how the illusion works.... I just hate ones like that because so many people rip you off.
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Male 876
Weird... but cool
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Male 47
thats nifty
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Male 141
wicked!
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Female 158
It`s not fake. I posted this on the other one (I think this is a repost)
http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/8510/illusion9ap.png
It`s from MY Jasc Animation Shop 3.
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Male 84
wtf
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Female 9
freaky i dont like it
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Female 148
Now all I see is green dots infront of my eyes *blinks* *blinks*
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Male 820
yeah, pretty neat
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Female 111
I`m very annoyed, it didn`t work for me. :-(
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Male 189
and 17945
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Male 189
so is enohead
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Male 189
i do too magic mage.
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Male 189
OBOLISK! DISAPPEARING DOTS!
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Female 12
OMFG the point of the animation is to see ALL of the dots "dissapear"! Of course the dots aren`t actually vanishing, that would be stupid. For those of you dumbasses yelling fake, Google "optical illusions" It`s something your head THINKS you`re seeing but you`re not. Just stare at the cross for a long time and you`ll get it...f**king idiots...
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Male 189
And Enohead don`t start saying stuff and explaining it cause i fricken don`t wan`t to read it!
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Male 189
This thing contains 2 optical illusions actually. That or i`ve lost it. If you stare at it for 60 seconds then move your head more purple dots appear.
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Male 571
That is truly amazing. It`s not fake, it`s an optical illusion, my friend is an optician and he says its perfectly legit
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Male 477
f up17945
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Male 724
how pathetic is this world becoming?
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Male 724
6 pages of a whole bunch of idiots arguing about dots and an optical illusion...
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Male 189
Magic mage is completly rigt. IT IS AN OPTICAL ILLUSION!
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Male 187
HOLY ****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh and yes i do magic mage
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Male 1,725
has any1 ever heard of blind spots in your eyes? its not fake
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Male 1,725
i no how this works
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Male 72
Holy poo!
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Female 755
I liked thee part when the lil pink squirrell put on a green tutu and danced across the screen.
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Male 116
has any one tryed to look to the side during the disapearing (it goes back to normal) weird
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Male 33
wow they actually disappeared
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Male 64
It`s just your eyes playing tricks on you. the dots dissapear because, since the brain is focusing on the cross, the moving green "dot" looks likes it covering them up. stare at one of the purple dots. the others dissapear.
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Female 712
Ehh....That was okay....
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Male 477
ITS AN "OPTICAL ILLUSION". TO ALL U IDIOTS OUT THERE THAT MEANS THAT ITS A PICTURE THAT TRICKS UR EYES. NOT A FLASH ANIMATION!!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 278
stoopid monkey
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Male 1,465
Yes... poop indeed...
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Male 89
poop
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Female 4
creepy. i like it
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Female 172
When you blink, they come back!!
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Male 526
i laugh at stupid people saying its fake and at smart people trying to make stupid people smart by telling them its not fake and why, leave the stupid people alone in their stupidness.
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Male 1,465
Kane132, what I meant was that the green dot doesn`t physically exist. It`s being produced by things going on in your brain and eyes. So stop being an a-hole.

I can`t believe this "fake" discusion is still going on after five pages. I posted an explanation and analysis of the file on page 4 and mpbx3003 posted more detail on the illusion on the top of page 5. Now, unless someone can produce evidence to contradict all of this there is no question as to this illusions validity. Seeing as how studying the gif file will show nothing other than what I have already stated, and I doubt that any one here will suddenly rewrite and change the basic rules of optical neurology then I think the argument can stop here.

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Male 477
am i the only 1 who thnks tht mpbx is a nerd?no offense
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Male 477
nice...freaky in a way
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Male 55
It`s not even a damn flash animation, it`s a .gif animation, you guys are so dumb
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Male 1,586
mobrule, you crack my ass up sometimes.
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Male 278
thats windows mediaplayered
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Male 1,586
Oh, and fine - it`s totally fake, too.
Jesus.
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Male 1,586
Okay, there`s a green dot. I`m tired of trying to explain things.
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Male 32
I cover everything but 1 purple dot and it flashes green. Yous cant tell me there is no green.
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Male 374
html doesnt work...at least I separated the paragraphs
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Male 374
<i>The green dot is all in your mind. I opened the file in image ready and there are a total of 12 layers making up 12 frames. None of these frames contain a green dot.</i>

The green dot is NOT all part of your imagaination! You`re all so stupid

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Male 1,586
Uh oh - mobrule is having an episode!
We`ve filled 5 pages of inane banter!
I LOVE THE INTERNET... WOAH!
NOW I`M HAVING AN EPISODE. HELP! DEAR, SWEET JESUS, HELP ME!
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Male 7
WOW!! cool!!
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Male 278
hundred posts! yesssss! this is awesome! YES! dots and green and purple -----BLACK CROSSES
ITS THE CROSSES OHHHHHH THOSES CROSSES. little red lines at 10 O`CL0CK..... 10 .. 11-1 .. 10! WOAH WOAH WOAH
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Female 26
freaky
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Male 6
Thats weird, but you had to really like relax your eyes. Honestly, it doesn`t look like an optical illusion. Weird!
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Male 89
poop
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Male 16
Actually, the reason the purple dots disappear is because your vision is based on chemical reactions, and your eyes only have limited amounts of the chemicals to make colours, so after a bit the chemical for that shade of purple is all converted to the other chemical, so you can no longer see the purple. Also if you notice the purple will come back when you blink because the reaction goes both ways and the chemical is being reverted to the one for purple, and the short closing of your eyes stops the new supply of chemicals for purple from being immediately used up. That`s why the illusion works the other two had everything right except for that your eye doesn`t just filter it out, and that your eye just loses the ability to see peripheral conciousness, although the Troxler effects do play some part, it`s mostly that your eyes simply lose the ability to see purple for a while (if you notice, it takes a bit to came back all the way after you stop focusing.)
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Male 67
Seen this. Thought it was real at first, does appear fakey though... Would be better if it was one of the still image ones.
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Male 385
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Male 2,049
First Post!
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Female 138
Zinis: It is sad to know that there are people on here arguing about dots.

ha ha hah a, you made my day!

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Male 1,586
You know what?
I totally take it back.
SJW is right as rain.
I just saved it as a .gif and looked frame by frame.
I`ll be damned.

P.S. - the key to a scientific mind = admit when you`re wrong and learn from it.

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Male 1,586
Well, I respectfully disagree with SJW, and I do mean respectfully.
I believe there IS a green dot, because there is nothing else that would make the purple dots disappear. I found a link to another site that hosts this illusion, and it`s listed under "flash animation".
I know that doesn`t necessarily mean that it`s flash, but explain this: if it`s an animated gif of purple dots that, what - turn off one by one in a clockwise direction? - how does your eye NOT see them. And how does your eye produce the green dot as an illusion?
I opened the source, and it`s Java script, so I don`t think doing a print screen and opening it in paint is going to tell you much of anything.
(here`s the link to the other host)
http://www.di-links.com/link1591.html
I don`t think this is an example of the Troxler effect - I think it is another example of what my 2nd linked example illustrates.

I completely agree with

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Male 11
I was going to put that there is no greend dot, but SJW already did. If you don`t have imageready then do the print screen button thing and open up paint and look at the image. no green dot. and here is the most important part of what i`m about to say:

the illusion works even if the circles arent spinning. i tried it with the print screen thing and opened it up in paint and the illusion still worked. and to all that think that this is flash, you have no knowledge of graphics and graphic creation.

anybody that disagrees with me can go blow a duck beacause you know i am right.

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Male 1,465
Wow... good eye. I think it was just a mistake. It only seems to appear in layers 11 and 12 an is only visible in frame 11. It was probably just a slip up. Like the error that occurs on layer 2 frame 2 just as the two o`clock position dot disappears.
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Male 2,519
I wonder what`s the purpose of having the small little red line just below the 10 o`clock circles.

Really cool.~

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Male 88
Crap, SJW beat me to it, heh. SJW has everything correct though, specially on number 4 since it seems most people seem to think all animations are done in Flash.
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Female 192
oh, it`s back, thank you SJW
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Female 192
Oh man, someone just posted a good explanation and now they`ve taken it away.
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Male 1,465
This isn`t "fake".

1: This is an after image illusion based on something called negative (as in a photo) after-effects combined with Troxler fading. You see green because they use magenta. Remember staring at the green chalkboard in school and getting a magenta after image? The fading Troxler effect is based on a fixed focal point causing loss of peripheral visual consciousness.

2: The green dot is all in your mind. I opened the file in image ready and there are a total of 12 layers making up 12 frames. None of these frames contain a green dot.

3: The disappearing dots are also a genuine illusion since none of the layers include transparency modifications.

4: This is not a "flash animation" as some of you have suggested. It is an animated gif file.

Conclusion:
nyone who thinks that this is fake has no working knowledge of basic optical illusions, hasn`t done any investigating to support their position, and is basing their assumption on ignorance.

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Female 192
Plus, I`d like to know a fake what, exactly?
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Female 192
enohead is still not completely right, though he is the closest so far. There ISN`T a green dot...the green dot is the after-effect he keeps going on about.
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Male 399
They disappeared.
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Female 35
and zinis
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Female 35
that was not cool

GO GECKOSROCK!

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Female 161
It is sad to know that there are people on here arguing about dots.
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Male 774
i owned those dots
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Female 353
disappear
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Male 608
Thanks to you all for experimenting in our experiment. Stay tuned for further instructions...
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Female 353
hotness
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Male 374
disapears
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Male 374
dissappear, dissapearing, disapeared
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Male 374
dissappear, dissapearing, disapeared
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Male 374
Ive got a question: WHY CAN NO-ONE SPELL DISAPPEAR RIGHT?
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Female 353
cool
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Male 55
kinda cool..seen this before though.
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Male 1,882
Wow, that`s a cool illusion.
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Female 78
Definitely real...
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Male 438
You are all retarded.

IT`S SUPPOSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (hope that was enough exclemation points), to be An Animation.

What happens is that if you look at the center, every single dot disapears at the same time instantly.

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Male 113
enohead is right. this is definitely real. the only flash is the circles spinning, and thats only to make the illusion work. awesome illusion. i tried not staring at it for a while and nothing happened. finally, i did stare and it disappeared!
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Male 1,586
Here`s another that illustrates afterimages and how they become complimentary colors.

http://www.colorcube.com/illusions/aftri...

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Male 1,586
Santos, those 12 green dots that come out of nowhere are just after-images from your eye - like if you look at the sun, you`ll see a dot everywhere you look for awhile.

And for all you `tards that think that this is an illusion created by software (what would the point of THAT be, anyway?), here`s another illusion. Oddly enough, you can see illusions like this in books. You know, books that don`t have flash animation?

http://www.colorcube.com/illusions/chrma...

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Female 2,035
Ok. I focused hard enough and got the purple ones to disappear. Pretty cool.
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Male 383
For anybody who still thinks theres really a green dot loook in the center for about 15 seconds then look right above it, 12 green dots come out of nowhere, 13 if you still notice the green dot that keeps eating the purple ones.

oh, and... wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka

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Female 2,035
The purple dots didnt disappear. I just saw a circle of green dots combined with the circle of purple dots. Oh no! There must be something wrong with me! lol.
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Female 163
enohead`s got it right. he explained it flawlessly as well. I liked the site, though my vision is all messed up and it is hard for me to see now or focus on anything.
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Male 82
its ment to be like that :D
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Male 82
there is no green dot
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Male 37
enohead`s right. its a animation of purple cirlces around a black cross with a green cirlce moving around.
The dissappearing is the trick/illusion. And i think that enohead puts it very well.
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Female 1,004
cooooool.
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Female 134
LOL @ the fact that people are actually arguing and name-calling about this....

well put, enohead; i think that explains it completely.

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Male 1
You r a bunch of spacs Its a flash animation you bunch of gullible litle*****`s
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Male 181
For all of you people who think this is fake, it should be absolutely the greatest site you`ve ever seen. I mean think about it, the program is psychic enough to know when you are and when you aren`t focused on the center!
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Male 1,586
Wow. If ignorance is bliss, most of you are blisters. Let me explain this as simply as possible. There are stationary purple dots. There is a green dot that goes sequentially in a circle. The purple dots do NOT disappear due to the flash animation. You can tell this by NOT looking at the cross in the middle. Move your eye around and the purple dots do NOT disappear. The purple dots disappear when you keep your eye stationary. This is because the green dot is a complimentary color to the purple dots. Two complimentary colors combined make grey (which is the background color). It`s the same principle as if you stare at a red square (or circle or anything) for a few minutes, and then look at a white wall. You`ll see a green square.
So - your eye sees the green rotating dot, and as it goes around, your eye gets "used to" seeing it, and it cancels out the stationary purple dots that are there all along.
Not fake. Just color theory.
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Female 1,603
Hey where did my comment go...grrrr. Anyways I think its cool.
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Male 87
Thank you Matthew, finally someone who agrees with me...
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Female 363
cool but never try it when you have a headache - it seemed to make my head hurt more
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Male 122
Wow, u people (like JonnyL900) are really stupid!!! You`re SUPPOSED to know its a flash animation, morons! The illusion is that when you stare at the center cross, the purple dots fade away all at the same time. The green dot moving around the screen is what makes the illusion work, it`s not the illusion!!!
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Male 390
This things pritty cool, but what the hell is evry1 on abut!! sure o.k, its comment paige, but who gives a f*ck if its a flash or an optical illusion! personally, i think its not gunna change the world either way!
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Male 1,523
A Yawn Award and a Troll award... First time ever...
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Male 203
I can`t beleive there are some people who think its real - stare anywhere on the screen - you see it move!

FOOLS!

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Male 87
You don`t seem to understand the illusion...Yes, it is an animation that makes each dot dissappear sequentially, but if you focus on the middle, all of them slowly dissappear until it only looks like a green dot is moving clockwise...you guys are too quick to try and disprove something.
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Female 1,252
Why is everyone arguing with eachother? WHO CARES IF ITS FAKE OR NOT? I still say its ok... makes me dizzy :-P
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Male 30
God damn YOU RIGHT it`s ANIMATION!! I try to import this gif in flash and there is 12 frames. But no green dots at all. Anyway cool!
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Male 383
If you have trouble focusing your eyes on the center, cover one with your hand and it becomes VERY easy to see the disappearing circles effect.
There IS no green dot, that is just another illusion. Take a screenshot with the print screen button, and paste it into Microsoft Word or Paint or Photoshop, or whatever you have, and you can look at a screenshot of the PURPLE dots and the + in the center.
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Male 30
Hey! Cool effect! Also try to move after it desapears(closer to screen for example). There will be cool effect like there is green fade or smth.
And also play the Ghost Wrath game i made, here in the links :)
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Male 30
Hey! Cool effect! Also try to move after it desapears(closer to screen for example). There will be cool effect like there is green fade or smth.
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Male 190
i like it :-D
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Male 278
anyway ..if you put your mouse cursor over one of the purple dots > then focus on that..the purple seem to change shades
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Male 56
this sucks its NOT true u friggin tards its called dratin flash
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Male 278
i hate your pic too///and you///and your comments
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Male 403
Neat stuff
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Male 54
[your name]
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Male 5
im just building up my posts..
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Male 5
Its From 2 years Ago!!..i need a new pic
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Male 5
I Hate My Pic
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Male 5
Omg That Stupid Green Dot Gave Me A Nosbleed..HEs Bullying The Purple Dots..But The Rebel Green DOt Is Outnumbered..Purple Dots AtACk!!
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Male 667
How can someone say something like this is faked? I`m guessing these are the same people that yell `PHOTOSHOP!` when they see something they can`t explain.
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Female 40
well that was cool. now im seeing dots though!
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Female 302
people, open it with imageready , you can see the different pictures of the dots, it is elementry really ^_^
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Female 2
its ok but really obvious 2 work out. i watched the cross n then the green dot. it is stupid
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Male 20
Awsome!
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Male 979
you guys are idiots, It is meant for the purple dots to disappear in order. The illusion is that a GREEN dot is spinning where the purple dots disappear. If you look at the outside, like XVI suggested there is NO green dot.
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Male 54
my god you`re stupid xvi, the point is is that when you focus on the center, it looks like the rotating green dot is picking up all of the purple ones.

Where? I dont know, but I`m sure there`s punch and pie there.

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Female 289
Of course the dots are rotating, thats not the illusion, the illusion is the the dots disapears :S
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Female 29
it is an animation; when i first loaded the dots were going into a circle, then you you right clip and press "properties" it says it is a GIF file.. meaning a flash-type movie - xvi is right
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Female 289
It is too, The dot disapeared and as soon as I blinked they came back, I did it a fews times and at different intervals. It couldn`t possibly be a flash
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Male 10,115
It`s a optical illusion, XVI.
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Male 17
And Doxa, the reason you saw them rotating almost imeadiatly is because it IS fake, its a flash. Everyone, try looking away from the centre, they still spin around or whatever they are supposed to do when you look at the center.
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Male 17
Its IS fake. Copy the image into a word processor and look at it, no green dots or purple dots dissapearing. Its actually some sort of flash animation where each frame has one purple dot missing.
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Female 138
waw! Thats cool
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Male 1,132
cool
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Female 302
well, it is called an illusion JonnyL900...

I wonder how this works though. *applaudes*

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Male 203
you guys do know its a fake?

right?

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Male 215
That was quite cool :) :D A pat on the back for the creator ;)
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Female 44
I always enjoy things such as this. :)
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Male 150
I must have bad eyes...saw the green dot rotating almost immediately.
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Female 428
Woah..... kinda freaky.....
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Male 332
These are weird!
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Male 34
quite cool, had to foucs my eyes hard b4 i could not c them
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Female 435
Weird!
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Female 854
wow! awesome
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Female 209
ahhh...scary
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Male 306
Very cool.
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Female 333
meh - seen it before, still cool though
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Male 27
wow
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Male 10,115
Link: Disappearing Dots Illusion [Rate Link] - Focus on the cross in the center and the purple dots will magically disappear.

:-)

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