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Date: 12/15/05 02:44 AM

88 Responses to Pretty Cool Illusion

  1. Profile photo of IAmTheMoose
    IAmTheMoose Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2005 at 12:39 am
    Link: Pretty Cool Illusion - A cool illusion that tricks your brain into seeing a green dot moving in a circle.

    A cool illusion that tricks your brain into seeing a green dot moving in a circle.

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    cruxshadows Female 18-29
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    December 15, 2005 at 3:04 am
    I`ve Seen This Before But Very Cool.
  3. Profile photo of LilKelc
    LilKelc Female 13-17
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    December 15, 2005 at 4:08 am
    Woah thats so awesome
  4. Profile photo of RedFizzy
    RedFizzy Female 18-29
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    December 15, 2005 at 4:27 am
    Awesome! I love optical illusions!
  5. Profile photo of BeanPenis
    BeanPenis Male 30-39
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    December 15, 2005 at 4:41 am
    If you watch it long enough you`ll also travel forward in time... Amazing.
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    georgiascool Female 13-17
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    December 15, 2005 at 4:57 am
    Wow!
  7. Profile photo of frogspawn
    frogspawn Female 18-29
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    December 15, 2005 at 5:13 am
    this is pretty cool, only down side is that know i can see dots before my eyes!!!
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    halifax_girl Female 18-29
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    December 15, 2005 at 5:35 am
    Cool how they all disappear one after the other. But yeah I`ve seen it before too.
  9. Profile photo of SammyFrank
    SammyFrank Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2005 at 6:37 am
    nice post
  10. Profile photo of ProzakJunkie
    ProzakJunkie Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2005 at 7:16 am
    very cool
  11. Profile photo of sumhighguy
    sumhighguy Male 13-17
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    December 15, 2005 at 7:32 am
    i wanna noe how they find all this stuff out. but its still pretty mad
  12. Profile photo of pats_gurl12
    pats_gurl12 Female 13-17
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    December 15, 2005 at 8:09 am
    weird-ish its awsometastic
  13. Profile photo of Cindy_
    Cindy_ Female 30-39
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    December 15, 2005 at 8:14 am
    On 12/15/2005 4:41:52 AM BeanPenis wrote: If you watch it long enough you`ll also travel forward in time... Amazing.
    Hahaha!

    I got this in an email. It`s pretty cool.

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    YouG Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2005 at 8:50 am
    Repost and I remembered there was a heated argument the last time.
  15. Profile photo of Mr.knowItAll
    Mr.knowItAll Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2005 at 9:04 am
    Photoshopped! (just kidding)...
  16. Profile photo of Enohead
    Enohead Male 40-49
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    December 15, 2005 at 9:17 am
    There was indeed a heated argument, YouG.
    I recall it well.
    Those were the days.
    Good times. Good times.
  17. Profile photo of Saladan0
    Saladan0 Male 13-17
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    December 15, 2005 at 9:47 am
    Im sorry, But im going to have to call BS on this one. Right click the image and hit copy, and then go into MSpaint and paste the picture. Now if this picture actually did what it says to be, it would work in both the website AND Paint. But guess what? The image in the paint one doesnt do anything, proving that the Image in the website is moving on its own, no eye trickery at all.
    Proof:
    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y208/sa...
  18. Profile photo of acdc_rocks91
    acdc_rocks91 Male 13-17
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    December 15, 2005 at 10:01 am
    ehh...thats not the point..red movement itself creates the elution of the green dot,
  19. Profile photo of foxslayer
    foxslayer Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2005 at 10:13 am
    ya dude thats not the point cause how do they make the dots diapear and the reen dot turn pink? sure its moving but thats not the ilosion part of it.... jsut like a pinwheel it moves but thats not the ilisuon lol i lobe pinwheels when u look away everything goas wavy XD
  20. Profile photo of hd42slt
    hd42slt Female 18-29
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    December 15, 2005 at 10:21 am
    The movement of the green dot isn`t the illusion- the green dot is clearly moving in the animation. What it is doing is tiring out the receptors in your eyes by causing you to focus on one point for a long time. The receptors on your retina that are looking at only the red dots are going to become tired and stop sending information to the brain and you will therfore stop seeing the red dots. Green is the complementary color (the eye works in an opponent way) and those same receptors will therfore still be able to relay information to the brain about the moving green dot; and since it`s moving, the receptors have time to recover and will not get tired. Hence, the red dots seem to disappear and be "replaced" with a moving green dot.
  21. Profile photo of neetfreek
    neetfreek Female 40-49
    119 posts
    December 15, 2005 at 10:30 am
    wow you`re smart hd42slt! Cool illusion
  22. Profile photo of BaseballRebl
    BaseballRebl Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2005 at 10:35 am
    yeah right! i just tried to open it up and it told me that it could not download the flash animation!!! what a joke!
  23. Profile photo of IhatePAUL
    IhatePAUL Female 13-17
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    December 15, 2005 at 10:39 am
    ...actually, I was thinking the same thing `cause I have this green face powder for when I get sunburned and stuff, and the green makes the red go bye-bye, in layman`s terms.
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    oswaldmooop Male 30-39
    38 posts
    December 15, 2005 at 10:41 am
    OH GAWD.....I wish I had not drunk so much last night......urppppp
  25. Profile photo of RinjiHalfElf
    RinjiHalfElf Female 18-29
    335 posts
    December 15, 2005 at 11:24 am
    There is no actual green dot though. All it is, is a wheel of pink dots with a blank space in it rotating about the center.
    I saw the green dot amist the pink dots at the start. The pink dots dissapear when you watched the +. For me, I saw a bunch of afterimages of the green dot trailing the blank. For each person, the refresh rate of the eye is different. No one`s the same.
    Why the green dot is there: This illusion plays on your eyes` sensitivity to light and dark. It is much easier for the eye to see an after-image when it experiences something bright like neon pink. Then you see the after image, in a complementary or inverse color. It kind of like a doctor shining a light in your eye, and seeing the imprint of the beam afterwards. The same trick can be achieved with color. Stare at a yellow dot for 10+ secs, then look at white, then you should see blue.
    Check out:
    http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/col_lilacChaser/index.html
  • Profile photo of hd42slt
    hd42slt Female 18-29
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    December 15, 2005 at 11:34 am
    You`re right. I went back and looked again and the green dot is just an after image - I saw it right away too and assumed it was there -, but there is still movement in the animation in the form of the blank space moving, and the rest of my explaination still holds.
  • Profile photo of RinjiHalfElf
    RinjiHalfElf Female 18-29
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    December 15, 2005 at 11:35 am
    Also, the image is an animated .gif, very easy to construct. Just right-click and select properties to check out the image`s URL if you`d like.
    Ttwo more links:
    http://www.100fps.com/how_many_frames_ca...
    Under the "Test3: Sensitivity to Brightness" section it explains after-image.

    http://www.wholeo.net/Color/afterImg.htm
    This shows that after-images can come from other colors. And you can stare at the yellow dot if you want ;)

  • Profile photo of for_serious?
    for_serious? Female 13-17
    1403 posts
    December 15, 2005 at 11:56 am
    I remember that arguement too. That was crazy.
  • Profile photo of Enohead
    Enohead Male 40-49
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    December 15, 2005 at 12:27 pm
    RinjHalfElf is correct. You can copy this and put it in ImageReady and see each individual frame. You can see that each frame has a circle of purple dots with one dot missing.
  • Profile photo of laughmaker44
    laughmaker44 Male 13-17
    362 posts
    December 15, 2005 at 12:32 pm
    Amazing!
  • Profile photo of yakkitori
    yakkitori Female 13-17
    630 posts
    December 15, 2005 at 12:36 pm
    poo i have an incredibly bad headache after doing that
  • Profile photo of Sparkly
    Sparkly Female 30-39
    240 posts
    December 15, 2005 at 12:47 pm
    I submitted that link a couple weeks ago and it never got added. I`ve put in other links too that either show up later as added by someone else, or never show up at all. What`s up with that? I want to contribute links dammit!
  • Profile photo of Sparkly
    Sparkly Female 30-39
    240 posts
    December 15, 2005 at 12:47 pm
    yeh, ok, that sounds whiny. I just want to know whether I should bother submitting links, or what.
  • Profile photo of shipyard
    shipyard Male 30-39
    630 posts
    December 15, 2005 at 12:59 pm
    There is no spoo....green dot...

    Whatever. Whatever makes you feel smart discussing. This is pretty simple as far as they go. Just tiring out your good ol` retina.

  • Profile photo of drgnfire
    drgnfire Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2005 at 1:06 pm
    that was on killsometime.com for so freakin long its not even funny
  • Profile photo of DeadlyDream
    DeadlyDream Female 13-17
    69 posts
    December 15, 2005 at 1:15 pm
    ? cool I guess... But we do this sorta stuff at school....
  • Profile photo of RinjiHalfElf
    RinjiHalfElf Female 18-29
    335 posts
    December 15, 2005 at 1:44 pm
    I apologize if I was coming off as "smart", but there were replies before I entered my second reply so it kinda sounded that way. As for the links, I just put them there for whoever is interested. :D
    If this doesn`t apply to me, ignore this message.
    *self destructs*
  • Profile photo of Indigo_M
    Indigo_M Male 18-29
    354 posts
    December 15, 2005 at 2:18 pm
    This is total bull. Cover up everything except one pink dot and you will see it really is flashing green. This is NOT an optical illusion. It is an animation masquerading as one. I am amazed at how many people fell for it.
  • Profile photo of bigbadwolf2
    bigbadwolf2 Male 18-29
    11 posts
    December 15, 2005 at 2:23 pm
    It`s amazing how so many people are quick to discredit something. If you open the program in a GIF editor you will see that there is no green dot. There is 12 frames, each a fram with 1 pink dot missing. If you view it in the editor, it still works. It is not a flash program.

    Jeez

  • Profile photo of Enohead
    Enohead Male 40-49
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    December 15, 2005 at 2:29 pm
    Indigo_M - listen to bigbadwolf2. Do it. Do what he suggests. Open the gif.
    He is absolutely correct.
  • Profile photo of _Snoopy_
    _Snoopy_ Female 13-17
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    December 15, 2005 at 2:30 pm
    repost
  • Profile photo of stoneyjoe
    stoneyjoe Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2005 at 2:54 pm
    thats well gd :-D
  • Profile photo of RexGrossman
    RexGrossman Male 13-17
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    December 15, 2005 at 2:56 pm
    pretty cool but it was already on here..on a one with a bunch of illusions
  • Profile photo of Papapimpin
    Papapimpin Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2005 at 3:05 pm
    Cool.
  • Profile photo of starsprklz
    starsprklz Female 18-29
    76 posts
    December 15, 2005 at 4:49 pm
    man.
    look at the top drating dot alone and wait for it to turn green, you can see the line where the image is accidentally split once it turns green.

    although yes, blah blah the theory behind it could be accurate, but this is fake.

    i`m drating stoned and i didn`t even fall for that poo.

  • Profile photo of starsprklz
    starsprklz Female 18-29
    76 posts
    December 15, 2005 at 4:50 pm
    oh shiza they censored my words.


    i forgot about that.
    haha

  • Profile photo of Enohead
    Enohead Male 40-49
    1587 posts
    December 15, 2005 at 4:57 pm
    There`s nothing to "fall for", you stoned-up anus.
    There is no green dot. Your brain thinks it sees a green dot, but it`s an after image of the purple dot.
    Oh, screw it. I`m not getting into this big ass debate again.
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    RckJmesBjtch Male 18-29
    459 posts
    December 15, 2005 at 5:03 pm
    n00bs! there is no green dot, just like it says, watch the green dot and follow it with your eyes, you will see that where the green dot is, is simply where a purple dot dissapears. it is a flash animation, and that is how it works, therefore posting it into paint will not allow it to work. yup, you`re retarded, not a genious like you thought. go suck your moms tit little boy.
  • Profile photo of vashknight
    vashknight Male 18-29
    15 posts
    December 15, 2005 at 6:20 pm
    download the image, and download a copy of irfanview from Http://www.irfanview.com. You`ll can extract the images using irfanview, and see that the images do not containt any green whatsoever. Go to Options-> Extract all Frames. Check it out for yourself.

    Also if you look at that little gray area between the pink dots that is the most seperated and move your eyes with it, you`ll notice you don`t see the green dots. I have to relax my eyes and not focus for it to do this, but if you relax and do what I`ve said, you will not see green dots.

  • Profile photo of Mooninite
    Mooninite Male 13-17
    4 posts
    December 15, 2005 at 6:30 pm
    Also, there is an easier way of doing this, simply set the image as your backround and you will see one pink dot missing.
  • Profile photo of boomerang05
    boomerang05 Female 18-29
    439 posts
    December 15, 2005 at 6:34 pm
    That was pretty cool.
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    doZer_roZZ Female 18-29
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    December 15, 2005 at 6:41 pm
    cool
  • Profile photo of Mo0k
    Mo0k Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2005 at 6:55 pm
    What are you, hd42slt, some sort of eye freak? Genetically modified to come onto websites to talk about eyes?

    I say we strip her and find the missing eyes everyones been searching for.

  • Profile photo of geckosrock
    geckosrock Male 13-17
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    December 15, 2005 at 6:59 pm
    Indigo_M do us all a favor and GTFO... douchebag
  • Profile photo of RachaeLOL
    RachaeLOL Female 13-17
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    December 15, 2005 at 7:24 pm
    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
  • Profile photo of iAMthedisco
    iAMthedisco Female 13-17
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    December 15, 2005 at 8:42 pm
    I`ve definitely seen this before and if it`s real then yay, it`s cool. If it`s not..well yay, it`s cool. That`s right, I`ve been entertained by simple dots.
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    Aneurysm Female 13-17
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    December 15, 2005 at 8:44 pm
    OMGZ REPOST LYK WOAH
  • Profile photo of Indigo_M
    Indigo_M Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2005 at 9:47 pm
    I followed the advice about setting the background and I still see the green. Either I am right, or my computer is messed up. Regardless, you guys need to relax. geckosrock needs to learn to watch his temper before it gets him into trouble.
  • Profile photo of IhatePAUL
    IhatePAUL Female 13-17
    158 posts
    December 15, 2005 at 10:41 pm
    A bunch of geeks on an internet forum isn`t gonna figure it out. Like a scientist once said, the human brain isn`t equipped to understand the human brain". Actually, that`s a scientist from a movie, but I still think that`s about right.
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    CheeseCar Male 13-17
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    December 15, 2005 at 10:41 pm
    search disapearing dots illusion
  • Profile photo of IhatePAUL
    IhatePAUL Female 13-17
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    December 15, 2005 at 10:43 pm
    THE Internet*** even. Gah.
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    IhatePAUL Female 13-17
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    December 15, 2005 at 10:53 pm
    http://www.planetperplex.com/en/showimg....
    This one isn`t as cool.
    Keep staring at the blue dot in the middle of the picture. The blue dot will shrink slowly and then disappear completely... but it didn`t work for me.
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    cannibal151 Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2005 at 10:59 pm
    heh that was a funny post
  • Profile photo of IhatePAUL
    IhatePAUL Female 13-17
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    December 15, 2005 at 11:03 pm
    And Indigo... I have a GIF program and proof it DOESN`T flash green-the pink fades a bit. Pessimist.
    http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/8510/illusion9ap.png
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    December 15, 2005 at 11:19 pm
    wow... I can`t believe you people are ACTUALLY arguing about this AGAIN!! Gawd, there is no hope for humanity is there. This whole thing is hilarious to read, people arguing whether a green dot is there or not. This is EXACTLY what the person who made this wanted. I`d say we give them a pat on the back. Then go back to arguing.
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    Overmann Male 18-29
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    December 16, 2005 at 12:32 am
    I always figured the `illusion` for this one was the pink dots disappearing upon focusing on the black crosshair... Can`t believe there`s a full-blown debate about the presence of a green dot or the absence of a pink dot. People, please: there is no green dot.
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    Agarina Female 18-29
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    December 16, 2005 at 4:17 am
    Iwww, love it!
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    RinjiHalfElf Female 18-29
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    December 16, 2005 at 9:10 am
    You know, I actually wonder why it we see the inverse color as the afterimage, why not some other color? I know the inverse color is the opposite of the original, but still, there have to be a better explaination, anyone know physics?
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    Bigmouse Female 18-29
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    December 16, 2005 at 9:17 am
    that was cool...really cool
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    liam53 Male 13-17
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    December 16, 2005 at 12:51 pm
    wow thats amazing
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    BOBDABUILDA Male 13-17
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    December 16, 2005 at 3:03 pm
    That is freakin` awesome!
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    snake712 Male 13-17
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    December 16, 2005 at 3:30 pm
    I would guess you see the inverse because the eye works so that color+inverse=nothing, therefore nothing-color=inverse. It`s just a guess though.
  • Profile photo of IhatePAUL
    IhatePAUL Female 13-17
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    December 16, 2005 at 6:50 pm
    >> I ain`t arguing, just tryin` to help him see... there`s no green dot. XD
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    garfy Male 30-39
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    December 16, 2005 at 7:20 pm
    Im with `I hate Paul`....There aint no green dot folks!!!! Come on...it really isnt hard to understand the LOGIC in this!!!!!! And as for snake712.....Spot on dude!!
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    jori Female 13-17
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    December 16, 2005 at 7:58 pm
    that was so kool!!! but now my eyes r startin 2 hurt!!!
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    MidoriBug Female 18-29
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    December 16, 2005 at 9:20 pm
    Yea repost and as said before...it led to a debate about whether it was a gif or not for some reason.
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    LKJSlain Female 18-29
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    December 17, 2005 at 4:02 am
    ummm.. the green dot is NOT the illusion. The illusion is that the purple dots disappear if you concentrate on the X
  • Profile photo of Mini-Man
    Mini-Man Male 70 & Over
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    December 17, 2005 at 7:14 pm
    hey hd42slt r u in college coz that would explain your very informational post on the first page

    well im bored so im off to the best site eva (www.knoxskorner.com)

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    gluebottle Female 18-29
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    December 20, 2005 at 8:53 pm
    i have seen this before but it IS super awesome.
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    jahellgem Male 13-17
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    December 20, 2005 at 9:58 pm
    wow.i see the green it crazy
  • Profile photo of im_special
    im_special Female 18-29
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    December 20, 2005 at 10:14 pm
    that is so cool i wonder why it is green
  • Profile photo of IAmTheMoose
    IAmTheMoose Male 18-29
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    December 21, 2005 at 8:36 pm
    whoops.

    looks like i did repost something.

    didnt find it at first earlier.

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    rosie223366 Female 13-17
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    December 22, 2005 at 2:11 pm
    thats amazing!
  • Profile photo of Bananaaa
    Bananaaa Female 13-17
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    December 27, 2005 at 7:33 am
    That`s awesome!!!
    It`s amazing how our eyes work that way.
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    Cinoskay Male 13-17
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    February 2, 2006 at 11:42 pm
    weird as heck but kool
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    Chelsea8988 Female 18-29
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    February 2, 2006 at 11:53 pm
    That is so fricken fake it`s obvious. I saved it as my background and a dot`s missing.
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    grndayz1fan Female 13-17
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    June 26, 2006 at 3:06 pm
    wow...*starts having spasm*
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    __carebear__ Female 13-17
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    July 12, 2007 at 9:31 pm
    Ow, my eyes hurt... :[[
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