Parabolic Mirror Illusion

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago Entertainment
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So THAT"S how they do it! Those tricky magicians.
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Male 33
His voice is so weird in the end of the video..
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Female 430
um. tricky...they sell those at the store.
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Male 65
it creats a hologram because all the mirros keep reflekting the littel pigy isint easy when you know woh its made
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Female 412
wait..i dont get how he does it
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Male 46
i used to have one of those when i was like 6-8. It`s like the best optical illusion ever. You can insert almost any object in it and it works, it looks so real too, you could swear that you could touch it.
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Female 426
ZOMG PHOTOSHOP!!!!!!!!!

;-)

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Male 57
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email me at wvwMILLERwvwLITE@aim.com

thanks

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Male 957
sweet trick
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Male 377
I already knew that trick. In fact it`s pretty old.:-|
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Female 1
i dont get it..
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Male 594
"udderwize pritty dull .... durr DURRR gootaa go watch mtv and let it do my thinking for me durr..."

"duurrr... good for little kids durr...ooops my im so smart not liek a liddle kid at all lololl!!1111!!! durr"

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Female 4
i have one of those things. and it came with a piggy like that too xD
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Male 244
cool
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Female 97
That`s so cool!
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Male 49
**just crapped myself**
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Male 4,014
Wow. Curved mirrors bend light. What a shocker. YAWN. Its impressive to little kids, but otherwise pretty dull.
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Male 594
"Durr.... i dawnt` buleev in g-d cawse i`m a 17 year old mtv tells me wat to think my friends say that i roxor lolololl!!!111"
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Female 370
They had one of these in the museum I went too a long time ago. The illusion is there in 2d or 3d it doesn`t matter. Really neat!
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Female 1
Weird.
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Female 86
Scary!
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Male 2,720
here`s a basic visual:

or just read about it here.

http://www.ap.stmarys.ca/demos/content/optics/mirage_mirror/mirage_mirror.html

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Male 888
I had gotten one of those for my birthday a few years back. Just not a piggy, I ended up putting a coin in there so people would grab at money with 0% success rate.
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Female 582
I still dont understand it, i watched it about 80 times, and i still dont know what he did. He lifted up a mirror with a hole in it, and there was a pig standing in a curved mirror, but when he put it back on, it seemed bigger and higher up, i need to see it in real life
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Male 1,383
aahhhh, now i get it, seems simple enough.
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Male 125
My father used to have one of those, but over time the mirrored surface scratched pretty badly, weakening the illusion. Probably had something to do with me throwing it around when I was young...
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Male 623
my science teacher used to have one
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Male 2,290
I`d put like snacks and dip in the middle of it, so people reach for it and fall through.
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Female 444
:0 thats awesome!
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Female 92
awwww piggy
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Female 205
I want one just to trick my friends.
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Female 552
woah..................
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Female 263
meh... seen it done it got the scars frm it
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Male 2,216
Yeah they have one of those in Ripley`s Believe It Or Not in Blackpool, UK, but it`s a skull on a stand in a recess in a wall.
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Male 35
hehe.. I`ve got one of those.. with that exact pig.. Mine`s just really dirty, so the pige looks more like a floating pink fog : /
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Male 259
its a miraage
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Male 4,431
Hmmm, I`d love to buy one of those, but don`t know where to do it. Of course, like with the whole Emogirl thing, I can`t be bothered to read other posts prior to my own, so, even is someone who was mostclever had posted exactly where to buy one of these and provided great information in so doing, I still wouldn`t see it...
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Female 1,652
mmmmm....pork
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Male 19
cant get the video to work HELP
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Female 509
dude that was rad
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Male 1,385
this little piggy thought it was cool
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Male 451
sweet
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Female 38
Okay..Maybe im just blonde or something but i cant figure out how that works. -.- grrrrr
I swear the guy purposly missed it with his finger!!
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Male 90
whoa dude... my head is still smoking from trying to undestand that

maybe it was the weird reflection of the top glass, or maybe his accent was messin with my head but dang

i coulda sworn that piggy was on that glass.
curse you you crafty pigs! *shakes fist*

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Female 230
whoa that`s really cool. i wanna try that...
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Male 36
Damn, I feel sick after watching that.
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Male 1,521
Ok! Whatever!
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Male 81
I have one of those in my room. Cool huh?!!
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Male 376
bury one in the ground and put a doller in it
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Female 670
i saw one in a science museum in monterrey mexico
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Male 341
I`ve had one for about four or five years, I think it was like thirty bucks, and it doesn`t work all that well, only small objects and you can`t see them clearly a lot of the time or only from a certain angle.
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Male 556
confusing
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Male 586
We did that with a $20 bill. It was funny to see who would try to pick it up.
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Male 339
I`d say it`s defending but anyway it`s OT.
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Male 146
Well no crap thats how they do it.
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Male 1,078
poop
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Female 316
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Male 51
Neat.
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Male 26
HAH i have one of these had it for like 5-6 years. You can put in different things aswel which is pretty cool
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Male 587
OH SNAP! i gotta get myself one of those
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Female 289
I MUST have one
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Male 2,551
"Does that work when your there viewing it in person? I figure it works better on a 2D screen than in person using your two eyes and depth perception???"

Yeah, it works. Me and my friend where out one day, and went into Menkind, I saw it, and tried to pick up the little pig (in the store, on the mirror thing) and the shop person laughed, and showed me why I couldnt pick it up...

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Female 531
Faygo, you retard. I`m hardly defending them. OMG, yes, I love Nazis! Woohoo!
I simply said it`s his right to have that as his avy. And yes, I misspelled the word. Lucky you, now you have something to masturbate about later on.
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Male 339
I think you meant Speech...btw
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Male 339
way to defend nazi`s...
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Female 531
[quote]On 4/28/2006 11:11:28 AM faygo wrote: er...anyone else notice DaSniper88`s av?!!?[/quote]
I saw it. He`s exercising his right to Free Speach.
Or perhaps he`s just trying to get a rise out of people.
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Male 339
er...anyone else notice DaSniper88`s av?!!?
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Male 2,057
that guy sounds like Rowan Atkinson

cool vid

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Female 211
i like the word MIRAGE and the way the man said it cool !
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Female 35
nuh uhhh That`s crazy! he looks like he`s sitting right on top of it.
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Male 230
i saw one with a plate of liqurice allsorts in the obscure gallery in endingbourgh a few weeks back and in reply to your questuion jon1984 it is actually better in real life
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Male 152
I want one!!!
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Female 289
ooooooo.
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Female 70
I´ve seen this one in school...
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Female 531
I`ve always liked magic and magic tricks, but the whole secrecy bit really puts me off. They say that if you know how the trick is done, you won`t be impressed by it anymore. I don`t think so. If I knew how a trick was done, and then saw it carried off flawlessly, I`d still be pretty damn impressed by it. Nothing more annoying than some smirking magician saying "a magician never reveals his secret". Yeah, whatever. Then, I guess I`m not paying to see it then.
That said, cool video.
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Male 1,115
That was awesome and super crazy! I want one now!
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Male 725
My math teacher last year had one of those. It was awesome.
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Female 1,211
cool.
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Female 873
Woooh! really weird!
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Male 210
Does that work when your there viewing it in person? I figure it works better on a 2D screen than in person using your two eyes and depth perception???
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Male 2,567
i saw that before in some science place in san francisco
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Male 29
............ (too cool for words)
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Male 1,217
i dont gedit...
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Male 84
I want to see it in real life, cool trick.
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Male 63
Seen it quite a few years ago.. Still neat tho..
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Male 641
Haha crazy.
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Male 29
XD
Omg, that was awsome
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Male 1,407
My aunt has one of these.
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Male 452
cool... can u buy those things?
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Female 139
like omg!!! wowzers
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Female 88
that was cool!
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Female 1,071
ive played with one, trippy
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Male 2,958
I saw one of these at a discovery store a few years ago. Still pretty cool
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Male 10,115
Link: Parabolic Mirror Illusion [Rate Link] - So THAT`S how they do it! Those tricky magicians.
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