Look At The Dot In The Middle of the Photo [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Science

And then keep staring at the black dot after the timer runs out. Coooooool, and you didn"t even need drugs.
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Male 1,485
thats really cool
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Male 21
thats a pretty good illusion, if you dont look away from the dot it stays in colour for longer
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Male 670
[quote]Lawl, it actually *does* appear in color but for less than a second, it`s not an illusion...[/quote]

Checked on GIMP. It`s actually black and white.

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Male 133
Lawl, it actually *does* appear in color but for less than a second, it`s not an illusion...
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Female 296
@ chimion so did i dude lol but that is wicked i saw everything with color that was pretty flippin awesome.
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Female 38
ooh i do get it..it didnt work on me for ages...
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Female 38
I dont get it...
isnt it just a video that changes the picture
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Female 965
Love it :O
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Male 91
wow very very neat
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Male 91
lol i turn off the speaker... i though it gonna be screamer page!!
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Male 27
DANG SON!!! pretty trippy haha
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Female 21
haha kiscorlio, I did the sammee!
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Male 600
EPIC!
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Male 49
Still, years after the last time a screamer got me, I check the comments on something like this before doing it.
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Male 77
THAT WAS AMAZING!!! It`s way better WITH drugs!
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Male 431
i didnt NEED them... i guess..
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Female 582
"anyone else hungry after watchin that"

Maybe if I was high....

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Male 30
anyone else hungry after watchin that
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Female 38
not real
if you scroll it up and dont watch, it still changes colors for a second. if it were an after image, it`d last longer, too. sorry
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Female 97
That`s amazing o.O

That`ll keep me amused for ages!

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Male 37
Oh.... this is sooooo trippy. Shweet!
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Female 11
=)
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Female 3
wow:-)
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Male 1,153
no i didn`t need drugs! but now that the novelty has worn off, back to drugs i go
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Male 1,646
cool. lol, paddy i thought so too
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Male 784
So this is how they did it back in the days when they just had black and white film?
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Male 1,067
That was suprisingly cool.
And I thought we had ourselves a screamer
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Male 174
That`s fantastic!!!
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Male 152
Changed my life!
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Male 703
the brain can be pretty stupid
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Male 9,305
Holy crap!
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Female 163
That`s pretty cool, but I half expected it to be one of those things where they make you concentrate then something screams at you...
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Male 111
WOW O_O
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Male 1,837
"Wow, negative color image burn. That`s so very not new"

this.

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Female 1,283
Sweet, didn`t know that could happen.
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Male 535
remember people. I-A-B never posts screamers. this is a great illusion
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Male 807
wow.....awesome
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Male 272
thats great, i still need drugs though.
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Male 3,310
Wow, negative color image burn. That`s so very not new.
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Male 162
thats pretty damn awesome, there is some impressive things out there :D
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Female 109
That is the weirdest thing! As soon as you move your eyes from the dot, it goes back to black and white :O
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Male 216
i wonder if you can do this with all pictures
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Male 216
thats so fantastic!
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Female 355
"Ive tried 3 times on 2 different days and nothing doing for me. I think im dot intolerant."

You have to really stare at it. I mean /really/ stare. Try to blink at little as possible. Then when it switches, don`t look anywhere else. Not even a little bit. It goes back to black and white as soon as your blink.

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Male 126
tricky
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Male 976
Or....or....if people think that the next one is going to be a screamer, before you view it....MUTE THE FRIGGIN VOLUME!!!! ARRRRRRRGH! *head explodes*
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Male 535
wow that was cool.
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Female 1,395
Ive tried 3 times on 2 different days and nothing doing for me. I think im dot intolerant.
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Male 720
lol there we go.
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Male 720
Ass holes
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Male 720
I like how they were like "you saw the colors, didn`t you?" as if anyone wouldn`t lolz non-nice individuals...
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Male 64
Nice :)
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Male 383
wow! thats pretty cool.
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Male 376
nice, really like these kinda things
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Male 16
Wow, awesome brain I have, huh.
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Female 1,798
that`s awesome :) i love optical illusions like that.
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Male 499
Trees are green to me too.
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Female 218
The first time around I didn`t stare at it...just let it load to make sure that it wasn`t one of those scary screamer things. That`s how paranoid i am, ppl!
It is pretty cool though:))
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Male 101
I didn`t notice anything was weird until I blinked and saw it was actually a black and white photo.
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Male 27
i vote gif
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Female 74
that`s scary :P
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Male 49
You have to keep your eyes still so that the negative colors that get burned in line up after it switches... obviously you have to keep focused on one spot. And this isn`t like one of those magic eye things. This works on everyone. You guys have really never looked at something that was like, bright pink before and then looked away and everything was green? Same thing.
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Male 3,425
Wow, that`s amazing. These things never usully work for me, but that was really good. Mine lasted ages!
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Male 11
holy poo this is awesome
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Male 4,014
It can last longer than when the picture resets...
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Male 15
leaves on the bottom left tree were green, the other ones were tan
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Male 4,014
holy shirt it really does last longer if you completely lock your gaze on the dot - it lasted for over 10 seconds
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Male 4,014
I did mute it...
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Male 4,014
Left wall is yellow, right one is red.

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Female 2,249
O_O

i dont think my tiny brain can`t even begin to comprehend this....

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Male 1,071
I thought I was the bored one for looking at this website on a Saturday night. But now I know whoever the hell made this was even a bigger loser than me. No, sorry, I take that back. I`m a bigger loser. :(
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Female 582
Was I supposed to see a giant penis?!?!?
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Male 432
You saw them green? I saw them tan, like dead leaves. Weird.
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Male 48
That awesome.. The trees were green also... omg

I did watch with the mute button on though.. I hate screamers..

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Male 342
Hurray for Opponent Process!
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Male 686
I LOVE THIS.
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Male 19
Nope, but I`m fairly pissed
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Female 414
hahaa yay
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Male 1,882
Oldie but a goodie.
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Male 629
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afterimage
In case you`re wondering.
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Male 12,138
Videogamer, a link from 2006, seriously?

I-A-B is currently under different management since those days. And despite the constant, incessant bitching (not from you, from others), it`s a damn fine better site than it used to be...

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Male 1,254
So close to Halloween, thought it was a screamer. I remember many years back there was a screamer around this time on I-A-B. Should have known from its 1.0 rating.

They promised no more, and since then I haven`t seen any, but I`m always a bit wary.

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Male 3,014
Well, you know, I`ve been here ever since Buddy was the leading contributor to this site. So I`ve seen a lot.
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Male 2,238
Damn Videogamer, that`s a hella old link.

I`ll rephrase Opie and Davy.

FANCY doesn`t do screamers.

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Male 3,014
Female 227
I can`t see it :(
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Male 17,512
Nice Illusion. :-)
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Female 665
I like how you don`t notice what`s so cool until you move your eyes to read the words at the bottom. It happens so freaking fast!
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Female 5,222
i cant bring myself to stare at it.. i keep thinking somethings gonna pop out XDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Female 15,763
Have you guys EVER seen a screamer on here?

Come on...

Really?

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Male 31
i was scared it would be a scream (shivers) but its realy cool :}
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Male 7,811
thats a nice optical illusion. the faded colors look really nice.
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Female 901
you can stare at it until the b/w goes away and it`s STILL COLORED. just dont look around, stay looking at the dot. FREAKIN` CRAZY.
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Female 459
Same here Zelda. We just read that for an assignment, actually. :P
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Male 672
"We don`t do screamers. Give us some credit..."

Yeah, yeah, you say that now. Then once you lure us into a false sense of security, wham, bam, pow, psychotic demons popping out everywhere.

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Male 420
drugs would make it better
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Male 360
I had to take a screen shot just to make sure it wasnt just giving a colored picture for a split second and its not, Im gonna go with it being crazy magick!
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Male 10,855
interesting...
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Female 1,593
This reminds me of the book The Giver by Lois Lowry.
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Female 11
Whoaa, cool.
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Male 12,138
We don`t do screamers. Give us some credit...
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Male 1,220
Now that our guards are let down, the next will be a screamer :P
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Female 8
Lol rook187, I did the same thing because I thought it would be one of those creepy/scary face things.
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Male 168
i was also half expecting a screamer. someone should make one of these so that the first time around its the picture when some are expecting a screamer, but the second time, once trust has been gained it is a screamer. people would never see a delayed screamer coming.
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Female 1,199
I love these kind of optical illusions. :) It`s hard for me not to blink though!
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Male 210
Had to do it twice. I didn`t trust it. I was certain it was going to be one of those "pop-out Ghost scares" so I refused to stare at the dot the first time around.
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Male 976
Wow...my mind is thoroughly f*cked now! :o
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Male 672
Didn`t work the first time, mainly because I closed my eyes at the last minute suddenly thinking it may be a screamer. I saw it the second time though. Total awesomeness without drugs, wonder what it will be with?
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Male 592
i was expecting a white background but still sweet :P
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Female 9,557
That is so cool.
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Male 1,666
Really awesome. Reminiscent of the old negative Jesus pic.
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Female 14
I love optical illusions! ^_^
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Male 144
thanks opie. (:
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Male 819
Yeah negative afterimages are awesome...

If anyone is wondering how this works: your cone cells (the thing in your retinas that capture color and) are bombarded with a certain color, making them lose sensitivity. Normally your eye deals with this by moving small amount, but because you are holding your eyes still, the cone cells of a certain color become desensitized. Afterwards, when the pic becomes black and white, these cells aren`t working at full power, therefore meaning that they are firing less than the other colors. So you end up getting a negative of the colors you were staring at....

Some people see this more easily than others, and it also depends how fresh you are....

Yay my Perception prof from Uni would be proud... : )

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Female 497
Woah...you tricky brain you...

My eyes hurt now though =[

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Male 173
That is so awesomely weird!
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Male 332
sweet
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Female 372
These are one of my favourite illusions.
It`s such an awesome effect :)

But I was scared it was going to be a screamer :O

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Female 15,763
Screamers aren`t allowed on I-A-B, don`t worry, guys.
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Male 113
my brain just exploded
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Male 736
nice. thanks for not posting screamers.
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Male 985
Woah thats cool, i thought it was a scary thing :S
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Male 499
HOLY HELL!

That was awesome! :D

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Female 3
woah... trippy.
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Male 281
That was ok. Was expecting a screamer also.
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Male 79
not really a pic, more of a gif
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Male 25,417
Thats so cool!
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Female 410
Yea, in lieu of Halloween, I too, was expecting a screamer.
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Female 376
That was pretty good actually.
Had to do it twice though to understand what it was on about. >.>
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Male 497
The moment you move your eyes around (after timer) you lose the colors.

I managed to keep the colors for around 10 seconds on a try.

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Male 3,014
If you keep your eyes perfectly still after the change, it`s perfectly indistinguishable from a regular color photo.

F*cking awesome.

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Male 13,630
Me too!!!
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Female 288
seen it.

But yeah, never loses it`s awesomeness.

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Male 3,327
"i was expecting a freaky screaming face"

Me, too. I scrolled down so all I could see was the timer at the bottom, and let it run out first, just to be sure.

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Male 150
My eyes started hurting even before the time ran out. And no I did not see color on the walls.
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Male 601
OMG!! scary face!...at least that`s what was going through my mind when it was about to change...
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Female 126
if you stare at the point even after tha change you can still see the colors... and yeah second em on that one, i also was expecting a shouting scary face
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Male 633
what`s awesome is you can do this with any photo and a program that lets you desaturate that photo.
instant fun ;)
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Male 1,193
stays colored the whole time if you dont look away
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Female 110
i was expecting a freaky screaming face
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Female 170
oh my goodness! best optical illusion ever!
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Male 1,148
That is so impressive! If you keep looking at the dot it stays in colour! :O
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Male 2,552
Fifteen stars!
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Male 29
yeah, this thing is cool
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Male 749
One of the best optical illusions I`ve seen. 4 stars!
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Male 152
i too was expecting a screamer, but pretty cool.
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Female 159
AWESOME! OoO
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Female 30
Yes it definitely lasts until you move your eyes..too cool...
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Female 931
I didn`t see anything. Lol.
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Female 172
what`s supoosed to happen
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Male 1,718
mmmm saw this done on a castle, very cool.
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Male 144
It didn`t work for me till the third try then it only worked for less than a second....:\
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Male 1,918
It works until your eyes move slightly
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Male 191
I was expecting a screamer...
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Male 262
Holy poo... all right, that`s pretty cool.
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Female 272
That`s insane! Cool trick, hadn`t seen it before.
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Male 1,403
pretty awesome
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Female 913
That`s cool!
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Male 1,406
I love these, it`s amazing how the eyes work.
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Male 126
pretty well done version of a popular illussion
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Male 569
so cool!
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Female 19
thats so freaking awesome
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Male 161
My eyes hurt.
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Male 102
It`s like magic!
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Male 206
sweet concept.. but its old..
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Female 317
cool indeed
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Female 209
oh wow
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Male 2,690
This is awesome :)
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Male 553
for a second there i was thinking i this is broken nothing is happening :O
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Male 350
Thats really cool.
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Male 189
When buddy was here, it would have been a screamer :(

I miss buddy.

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Female 180
Oh wow!
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Male 1,704
quality!!
was actually really vivid(sp?)

:-)

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Male 20,825
Link: Look At The Dot In The Middle of the Photo [Pic] [Rate Link] - And then keep staring at the black dot after the timer runs out. Coooooool, and you didn`t even need drugs.
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