How to Stop Time

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago Misc
http://www.grasshopper.com/mind-games/how-to-stop-time/

This is a cool illusion (read instructions).
There are 119 comments:
Female 687
I can`t do it ! >.<
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Female 318
awsome
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Male 126
gonadsonfire: You must mean you make yourself faster, right? You think and move faster than before, therefore the clock appears to move slower/stop.
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Male 737
Oh aye, I figured this out at a swimming lesson once.

We had to tread water for 5 minutes and I was getting bored looking at the clock, so I sorta zoned out. Then the seconds stopped moving and I was just like...uh?

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Male 2,620
Hum.
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Male 579
Maybe you`re not freezing time..but you`re making yourself slower? think about that one.

YA! first post in 3 months! damn internet doesn`t work if you spill sugar water on it.

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Male 2
OMFGZOR YOUR SO KEWLIO!!! this game is like seeing a face in a cloud, its just in your head goddamn, ppl here seem like they just got off the "crossing over with john edwards show". chill the drat out.
I AM GOD AND YOU ARE ALL MY PAWNS HEAR ME RAWR,now i will tell you how i do it, i put my hand on my mouse (grail) and i move it to the MINIMIZE option on top of my browser and i click it and hold it down. I CAN STOP TIME FOR 9390134090924 years, wow.
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Male 51
omg! u wont believe this, i did it for an hour( i have spare time) and it passed 4 hours!!!!!!!!!!!! i looked at the clock 1:31pm, i set a timer for one hour, it went off at 5:3pm! im so scared, help me! im also not hungry or tired,its like a comber is that how u spell it?
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Female 49
i don`t want to waste 20 minutes of my life doing some stupid illsion.
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Female 1,025
COOL!

but i think truckless is rite..i dont belive in all that weirdo CRAP!

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Male 60
it dosent really stop time :-/ if you think it does you need your head examined. Don`t worry, you can get the time back later :-P
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Female 585
trippy , now i cant see my vcomputer sdcreen
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Female 211
So that`s why the clock seemed to always stop at seconds at a time while I was at school. My teacher had a sign on top of the clock that said "time will pass, but will you?" what a crazy lady.
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Male 1,079
Oh nevermind I get it. Cool! I think it`s an illusion
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Male 1,079
nevermind I got it to work. what does it mean: second hand?
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Male 1,079
Dam it doesn`t work for me. can someone give me the link?
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Male 1,521
Stupid! I tried it! The bloody clock`s still moving! Duh! Stop time my shorts!
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Male 359
btw this whole topic is about theorizing that Einstein was correct while saying that time is acctualy a measurment and not just a state of being. Measurment as in foot or meter and state of being as in being like a solid liquid or gas
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Male 359
as lots have stated you are not stopping time in the relm of reality that we live in during consciousness but rather slowing your view on time as Einstein said time is relative and not all people have the same relative view on time it may be close but never the same diffrent people seem to be hours ahead of people when really they are at the same time in space not in thought it all comes down to what ur brain perceives as a certain amount of time and what someone elses brain percieves as the same amount of time. If you think that a second is realy fast a minute is also realy fast where as if you think a minute is long a second will feel longer.
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Female 120
And why the fights anyway? Not like you`ll change anyone`s mind...Go to college and learn about psychology if you want to understand time- then add it to physics and philospohy. Then it gets interesting. I had to write a huge paper on this subject for my nazi Philosphy teacher at my college. I still shout my ignorance- trying to be `right` only makes you appear insipid.
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Female 120
I think time is perception (No matter what `man`s` time is- I`m sure you`ve all experienced the wonders of an extremely short day and a long boring day. Both days have 24 hours but do not last the same amount of time in our brains)- so, perhaps time slowed for me but not the world. Anywho- I found it interesting and neato. Got it to slow to a crawl..lol.
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Male 979
SO MANY ARGUMENTS...YOU`RE ALL RIGHT


THE END


GO HOME

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Male 1,725
thats awesome
i made time stop 4 about 2 secs lol

i AM GOD

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Male 189
im sorry guys your not stopping time but you are stopping or slowing down the clock in seconds....

its so cool

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Female 879
Totally works....very cool
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Male 62
wow thats amazing
i managed to stop it for like 30 seconds
does that make me insane or something
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Male 8
I have done this unintentially many times, wehn staring at the clock at college wating for time to go home and the second finger stops moving... I have been stopping time unintantially for years, damn it!
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Male 8
Its obviosuly just a illusion, you can;t stop time by simply staring at a clock, it just seems like time has stopping coz staring at clocks isn;t the most intresting thing in the world >_<
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Male 8
I have done this unintentially many times, wehn staring at the clock at college wating for time to go home and the second finger stops moving... I have been stopping time unintantially for years, damn it!
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Male 218
Remember the old addage, "A watched pot never boils" It`s probably a little of that mixed with regular ol optical illusion. Time may "seem" to pass slower when all your doing is watching a fixed, static point on a clock, because even watching a sweeping seconde hand is more entertaing than that, as I`m sure anyone who`s ever spent any time in detention will tell you.

Bottom line is nobody is......................

Stopping time.

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Male 567
yawn
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Female 223
I actually did it by mistake while reading the instructions XD
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Female 260
ooh something else to keep me entertained at school
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Male 205
Time travel is possible, and I`ve done it. I jumped from 1993 to 1996 after a freak keg stand accident.
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Male 888
Chronokinesis? The art of altering your perception of time.. google it!
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Male 93
I stare listlessly at clocks all the time, so it isn`t that amazing to me. Like some people said, I do at school. I also like to counnt off nine (I think)seconds, which is about how long it takes between individual sucides in the world, then I try to imagine how they kill themselves, I`ve gotten over 120. It`s a great pastime.
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Male 2,958
.....yes people. it`s something the government tried so desperately to hide from you all. Along with magic, elves, and santa claus, you can in fact stop time by looking at the side of a clock. Now that the secret`s out I guess we`ll just have to leave the earth to be destroyed by the ravenous sea bunnies that are planning their neo-nazi reign of terror as we speak.

now that that`s out of the way: I love how people rushed on over to the comments to try and prove how this isn`t real...if you believed for the slightest second that this was real (which, in theory, you had to have to want to disprove it so diligently in the first place) you`re an idiot.

BTW. FrogBomb, next time you try and look intelligent, use spell check.

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Male 161
If you have ever done it, if you take a plain white card with a dot on the side and bring it in, then the dot will dissapper (more technical percedure in practice, but that`s tha jist of it). this also works with yellow, orange, green, tiedie, w/e. Your brain asumes patterns it cannot see there because of the blind spot (that`s why you never notice it). So, the clock can appear to stop for some people, and then they look back sometimes, and it`s back to it`s regular patern and where it should be. If you think differently, don`t hessitate to post.
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Male 161
I don`t beleive that you can possably stop time with that, although i do beleive perspective counts. What happens is that it doesn`t actually fully stop in your perception, but still becomes close to stoping. This is because you are prossesing things in way that makes your biological time faster then normal (i.e., shorter circets in your brain) and then makes phisical (mechanical) time apper slower. As if your not thinking hard or prossesing things (less concentration=longer path for signals through neurons), time seems to go by faster ("time flys when your having fun"). So, yes, this is accurate in your perception and you did slow time (theory of reletivity), but this doesn`t mean you stoped mechanical time. For some, it may also be visual. Your brain always asumes things.
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Female 380
I`m not sure how much of this is fact and how much of it is fiction...but quantum physics is pretty much my best friend, even if we don`t get along all the time. So that was pretty cool.
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Male 468
very cool!! im impressed and happy i could stop time (even though i hear music playing in the background while im doing it (still running))
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Male 1,066
ha i stiopped it for at least 2 seconds.
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Male 98
all i have to say is: de de de
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Male 606
Ok lets thin logically for a second. Yes its cool, but common...stop time? Wouldnt you see some sort of effect of your stoping time? Wouldnt the person sitting next to you stop moving or something? Though i would love to belive in this concept...simple observation prooves this to be no more then an amusing optical illusion.
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Female 272
Duh guys, of course it`s not an ILLUSION. It`s magic. Duh.
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Female 22
I don`t know if anyone already said this, but the second hand never really moves, it just jumps a little and goes right back to where it was.
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Female 147
my head hurts too much to even try this s#!t...........and the directions r to long......
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Female 178
I did. It`s very interesting.
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Male 168
sorry i guess im just stupid because i am stupid. i tried this and the big hand kind of disapeared. thinking i did it, i came to the comments page to see other peoples outcomes, but it seems that you guys actually made the hand stop? is that what im supposed to do or did i get it right?
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Male 80
Um, its an illusion because while it was stopped, I heard the other people in the romm with me keep talking like normal.
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Male 168
ooooo now i get it im making the second hand stop(i thought i had to get the minute hand)
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Male 168
sorry i guess im just stupid because i am stupid. i tried this and the big hand kind of disapeared. thinking i did it, i came to the comments page to see other peoples outcomes, but it seems that you guys actually made the hand stop? is that what im supposed to do or did i get it right?
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Male 651
FAKE!! only Tom Cruise can actually stop time.
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Male 1
Seriously, all that happens is that the clock gets under prioritized in your brains awareness. Subtle movements go unnoticed (are filtered out as unnecessary information) easily in the peripheral vision. When was the last time you saw a leaf move on a tree without you looking at the tree directly?
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Male 114
I did that for like 15 seconds, somewhere around there. I come to you from the land of 15 seconds ago.
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Male 76
The key phrase to undrstanding how this works is that time is all relative to the "observer".
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Male 994
It didn`t stop for me it just seemed to move at a slower rate..... Mabye it`s from playing FEAR too much
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Male 2,216
Cant do it
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Female 328
i don`t get it...and now my head hurts
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Female 1,984
"if you dont believe me, try testing your mental clock by guessing when 60 seconds have elapsed... most people are way off. learned about it in a class"

I tried this. I must be good because when I looked back at my watch (which doesn`t tick btw) I was ten seconds ahead. Cool.

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Female 1,984
Any of you who think you are playing "God" and really stopped it... grow up. You can`t stop time... it is continuous. However, in an area of the universe (around the "time" the Big Bang supposedly started... time was non existent technically).
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Male 239
That was so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had to stare at the moving hand to make sure it was actually moving!
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Male 239
:-o
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Male 92
You don`t stop time, you just change your perception of time. I`m pretty good at that(I do a lot of this kinda stuff, only thing that gets me through school).
I had the clock move 1-3 seconds in what seemed like a few minutes.
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Male 239
That was so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had to stare at the moving hand to make sure it was actually moving!
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Male 429
that was dumb
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Female 1,426
thats so creepy!
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Male 637
pretty interesting.
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Male 391
i officially slowed time! I AM GOD!!! i think.
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Male 391
wow i`m gonna have to try that when i am bored during the summer.
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Female 533
fun illusion...i didn`t think it would work at first, but relatively simple.
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Male 65
now thats just drating amazing
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Male 25
People using quantum physics to theorize like this makes me sad.
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Female 3,562
Holy crap it actually stopped for like 2 secounds, and then it picked up where it left off!!
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Female 37
that was kinda interesting
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Female 275
^^^^^^^It was 6 days, not 7.
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Female 1,071
better than porn
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Male 76
erm...i dont gettit.... i look at the seconds hand for a bit... and then look to the side.....and then look at a point 20 mins away from the long hand and keep the long hand in sight .......... it doesnt work :(
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Male 7
I stopped it for 45 sec. does that make me like a genius or do I get a free ticket to the insane asyleum?
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Female 529
I think I made it work :-)
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Female 80
that scares me.
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Male 2,720
Whoa, hang on a minute. If you think for one second that this thing... ah... never mind.
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Male 737
Crazy stuff. I made a full time stop on my third try. And it took god 7 days to create the Earth, I took 5 minutes to stop it. Stick that, big man.
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Male 60
I had somebody else in the room and when we pointed to where the hand was, we siad different places :-O
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Female 713
As a psychology major i agree with banditwing.
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Female 286
i cant do it :(
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Male 4
Mine only slows down..... am i diong it rite?
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Male 105
thats very interesting, I couldn`t make it stop for very long but it always started again from where I stopped it, also it seemed to slow down and stutter a bit before it fully stopped.
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Female 107
wow that`s cool 8-)
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Male 3
Awesome!!!
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Male 179
How To Waste Time
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Male 1,039
got up to 15 on Simon and got bored with it, according to them i`m a genius lol
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Male 1,039
cool illusion
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Male 40
complete waste of time
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Male 104
woah... thats a lot of hyphens :) ^^
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Male 104
cryotwin, this: [quote]when looking at faint stars in the sky you can see them better if you look slightly away from it because your focal point in your vision is obviously damages form extreme exposure to light in our every day lives[/quote]

is a load of crap (no offense). The reason you see them better when you look away is because the focal point of your eye is made up of "cone" sensors and the surrounding area made up of "rod" sensors. The cone sensors work very well in bright light and can detect colour, but the rod sensors work very well in dim light, however cannot detect colour. Thats why in the dark you can see shapes but cannot tell the colour - there is not enough light for the cones to detect the colour - it has nothing to do with the focal point being damaged by intense light - there are simply different light receptors there. When you look at the stars, and you look slightly away, you can see it better because it is the rods that are receiving the li

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Male 30
Worked for me!
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Male 278
^^^ uhh yeah i understand cryotwin
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Male 44
peripheral vision is very sensitive to motion.
when looking at faint stars in the sky you can see them better if you look slightly away from it because your focal point in your vision is obviously damages form extreme exposure to light in our every day lives. so the concept that you cant see it move as much is false, youre likely to see it move when looking away from it. but descerning its shape is much more difficult. thats where the illusion takes place. we cant tell what angle the hand is at, but we still see it moving. illusion of time passing but the hand not "moving" but rather changing angles.
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Male 48
It can`t be an simple illusion, because if the time goes on, it starts there where it were if u stopped time and isn`t making a big step and then goes on.
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Female 1,463
wow thats amazing
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Male 11
post number 18!!!!also I GOT THE LOWEST AMOUNT OF POSTS!...also! HOLY CRAP AFRIGGENMAZING!
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Male 50
it`s because you dont notice fine movement unless you are looking directly at it, combined with the fact that most people cant estimate time without a visual. if you dont believe me, try testing your mental clock by guessing when 60 seconds have elapsed... most people are way off. learned about it in a class
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Female 228
cool
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Female 122
can`t get it to stop yet but it looks like it slows down. havn`t got the time to waste trying anymore.
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Male 1,265
The trick is that time passes more slowly than we perceive it does, even while looking straight at a clock. So it isn`t that time stops when we look away, it`s that time seems to speed up when we look at the clock.
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Male 2,372
If I set an egg timer to go off in 30sec. it`s going to go off in 30sec no matter how many sweeping second hands I `get to stop.`

Having said that, quantum physics rocks.

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Male 34
^so did we (it was already linked to).

kmdavis is right. its an optical illusion because nothing else in the world stops.

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Male 337
The rest of the website is really interesting, too. I like mind excersizes! I found a clock online that requires the person to assemble a small 4-piece puzzle to stop the alarm.
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Female 604
Interesting and all, but basically just another optical illusion.
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Male 418
Cool, it stops for about a second. SO does that mean if I do this sixty times, I`m a minute behind the rest of the world???
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Female 1,972
KEWL- I get to play God!!! And they said the internet is just for porn and eBaums.

I-Am-Bored.com rawks!!!!

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Male 292
You do it long enough and time passes you by the whole day.. Does that mean I traveled through time?
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Male 34
I am totally amazed
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Male 555
When I was reading the instructions I found if you focus on a word in the text a little further away from the clock it is easier to see it `stop`
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Female 1,211
yeah same! pretty damn weird.
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Male 337
Amazing! I can`t get it to stop but I can see it slow to almost stoping, maybe 1\4 the speed.
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Female 2,144
Tsk, I Can`t Get The Hang Of It.
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Male 10,115
Link: How to Stop Time [Rate Link] - This is a cool illusion (read instructions).
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