The Extra Man

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago in

There are 12 men, and then there are 13. How does it work?
There are 81 comments:
Female 8
tricky..but boring none the less.
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Male 1
look at the guy on the far bottom left.his head is cut of kinda
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Male 4,393
cool but very old
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Female 138
`B-Hazard: ...well, it may just be me...but it almost looked like there were 12, then whoever made the .gif moved the top half of the picture and arranged it in such a way that it looked like there were 13.

But again, that`s just me.`

Duh, state the obvious..

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Female 1,596
The illusion and how it works and everything and everything like that. Yes I have explained it well.
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Male 280
ITS SO CONFUSING!AAAAAAAAAAAAa
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Male 876
Entertains me for some weird reason yet... it`s so confusing.
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Male 731
this one is so old when my grandma saw it she fell off her dinosaur and broke her wooden underpants
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Female 342
huh.
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Male 2,519
I`m ... enlightened.
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Female 87
dang, and i thought i would be the first to get it .. w/e ...

hehe, first time i`ve seen it . i liked it.

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Male 9
Confusing yet amusing..
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Female 70
thanks to archermitch i got it.
thank-you archermitch
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Female 87
uhh i counted 13 men the first time. & the second ;-/
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Male 66
Enough of all the oh i get it, but I`m not going to tel yous.
<spoiler>
All right listen closely. (or read) the guy on the left has his hair taken off. this is the very beginning. Another guy gets the tip of his show taken off. This is the end. You see when the tiny piece of hair was taken off it was added to another guy that had a bigger piece taken off of his head. This chain continues until there is a guy with a a whole body taken off. Right now it doesn`t make sense i know. It`s no use starring at the cartoon. go to http://dqd.com/%7Emayoff/notes/extra-man...
Ponder over this for a little longer and you`ll begin to slowly grasp it.
<spoiler>
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Male 1,039
Here it is :-D...hope this helps the confused.

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Male 1,039
ok....I`M GOING TO POST AN EXPLAINATION GUYS...GIVE ME SECOND..ABOUT DONE
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Male 161
PHOTOSHOPED!
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Male 18
Klkl, when you go to the link, click the flash applet! and use it.
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Male 18
I figured this out after 5 minutes. Check out differances in the old and new characters, not the movement of the pieces. Thats my hint.
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Male 4,246
I`ve seen a puzzle like that in real life involving leprecauns (sp?). It always intrigued me, and now I know how it works. Yay!
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Female 42
This is old..but good...it`s wierd!
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Female 69
dood thats awsome8-):-D
:-) :-D:-D
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Female 2,552
Ilussion. Saw it before.
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Female 878
Ack!
They`re all creepy looking!
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Female 3,001
its really not tht hard to work out...but its not bad either
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Male 2,605
The man third from the left (12 men phase) has a rather noticeable erection. Why does that man have an erection?
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Male 2,781
IT`S PHOTOSHOPPED!!! AND A REPOST!!!
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Male 1,725
the link didnt really help me
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Female 52
Theres an extra row of three the second time
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Male 98
a witch, burn him
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Female 318
i c how it works
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Female 269
im baffled. i give up lol
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Female 155
Confusing.. BAH! Mind you, I have seen this when I was bit younger.
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Male 303
it all relies on the position that the person is standing. except for the top 2 guys, all the rest are at diffrent heights and are able to have parts of the person taken away withought knowing anything real knowticeable.
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Female 411
tricky looking
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Male 578
Show me this performed live with real people. Then I`ll be impressed.
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Male 18
X-(
My head asplode.
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Male 63
The trick is...
if you look good at it, there is one guy who loses one little piece of his body, an other guy loses a little bit more, an other guy loses more, so the last guy lose almost iis whole body. what happening? the first guy don`t get any piece back, the second guy get a bigger piece, the third got a bigger one, so finely the last one got the whole body(nr 13). my writing is bad but i hope you all understand.
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Male 40,277
I figured it had to do with some sort of re-alignment trickery, but couldn`t figure out how.
The explaination takes some figuring too!
The key here is that there is TWO motions at once. If there was only one motion, it`d be obvious :)
Its a cute trick :)
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Male 239
Whee!
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Male 797
I figured it out myself, then I saw the explanation and got confused.
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Female 177
this make me feel very stupid :(
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Male 223
wtf
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Female 105
**shrugs**
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Female 1,395
i waited till my hair turned grey. The animation mustnt be working for me :(...and now i have a tension headache.
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Female 3,574
Did you wait for the animation, bear?
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Female 3,574
I`m glad it was a man who made the "Why isn`t there any Women" comment because >_O; I hate femenist women lol... who cares if there are no women!? gawd.
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Female 1,395
...i dont get it..theres deffo only 12...im getting a headache...THERES 12!!!
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Female 850
heh heh everyone knows bears can`t count.
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Female 1,395
i only see 12...why do i only see 12?....wheres the 13th?
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Male 63
It is very easy to understand.
I will give you a hint: when there are 13 people, you see they are smaller than when there are 12 of them.
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Male 2,720
If there were a product that could do this in real life, to real people, well sir, i`d pay good money for that product. Yup.
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Female 873
weird..
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Male 1,217
eh.
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Female 471
That is messed up.
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Male 2,057
s-ok
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Male 1,225
I had a friend present this for a project... like 6 years ago...
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Male 1,478
I had this illusion for like, a year, and was trying to figure it out! finally flipz4 post explained it.
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Female 799
Seen it before.
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Male 138
I know how this works but I`m not ruining it for the rest of you. Just think it out and it will come to you.
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Female 177
HOW OLD?!?!?
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Male 2,567
=o
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Female 95
My head hurts! I still can`t figure it out. :-(
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Female 1,001
Again I-A-B seems to have made me more bored
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Female 12
Zoe doesnt like it
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Male 31
I figured it out... Don`t I feel smart.
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Male 266
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Male 266
hmm...very well made. I think its a mix of very small unnoticeable changes. Also, the guy on the far left bottom loses the very top of his hair, might have something to do with it.
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Male 66
i`m at a loss
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Male 413
um... good job i guess? i really dont see how that was anything new.. i think that was pretty much the point of the whole thing.
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Female 1,071
i canot figure this out and its driving me nuts
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Male 2,958
....well, it may just be me...but it almost looked like there were 12, then whoever made the .gif moved the top half of the picture and arranged it in such a way that it looked like there were 13.

But again, that`s just me.

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Female 1,972
Duh...Elfin magic.
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Male 1,343
it works because it does...


and thats that.

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Female 297
wtf?
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Female 607
Seen it before, but I can never remember how it works :-/
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Male 144
Why aren`t there any women??
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Female 151
stupid
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Male 1,385
cheater
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Male 10,115
Link: The Extra Man [Rate Link] - There are 12 men, and then there are 13. How does it work?
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