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`Shady` Optical Illusion [Video]


Watch what happens with these 4 shades of blue. If you don”t believe it, pause the video and try it now on your monitor.

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Date: 10/17/09 09:05 AM

38 Responses to `Shady` Optical Illusion [Video]

  1. Profile photo of flagler
    flagler Male 30-39
    321 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 9:13 am
    Link: `Shady` Optical Illusion - Watch what happens with these 4 shades of blue. If you don`t believe it, pause the video and try it now on your monitor.
  2. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 9:22 am
    I don`t mean to spoil this so early, but I can`t help myself.

    The 4 shades don`t have a solid color, they fade from slightly darker to slightly brighter from left to right.

  3. Profile photo of MrBob
    MrBob Male 13-17
    45 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 9:29 am
    freeky
  4. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 9:30 am
    That`s so COOL
  5. Profile photo of nonamewillfi
    nonamewillfi Male 13-17
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    October 17, 2009 at 9:31 am
    thats pretty cool
  6. Profile photo of LeesieSocks
    LeesieSocks Female 18-29
    90 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 9:44 am
    I thought it was a folded piece of paper.. and when the pencil is on the crease it bends it to make it the same colour..
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    Spirithound Male 18-29
    814 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 9:49 am
    i want to see a pencil covering 2 boundaries at once
  8. Profile photo of Plague555
    Plague555 Male 18-29
    553 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 9:55 am
    My eyes were struggling to see the difference in shades lol. I was able to see the different shades even when he put the pencil but every now and then my eyes would lose it and I would see the illusion. O.o
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    Vendredi Male 18-29
    38 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 10:02 am
    nice guitar
  10. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
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    October 17, 2009 at 10:03 am
    not really cool. the shades are that close together in teh spectrum, your brain just chooses teh easiest way to process them
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    _optimusmars Male 18-29
    103 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 10:37 am
    that was ....`ok`
  12. Profile photo of hi2pi
    hi2pi Male 30-39
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    October 17, 2009 at 11:06 am
    neato
  13. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    October 17, 2009 at 11:17 am
    meh.
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    October 17, 2009 at 11:17 am
    interesting i guess
  15. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 11:28 am
    If you stare at one of the folds where the next shade starts it works too.
  16. Profile photo of last_ninja
    last_ninja Male 18-29
    610 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 11:29 am
    wy are people all meh? i thought it was interesting
  17. Profile photo of beeze72
    beeze72 Male 30-39
    207 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 11:52 am
    wow...that was....something
  18. Profile photo of Philomath
    Philomath Male 18-29
    174 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 12:31 pm
    It`s called "Corn-Sweet Edge" All you do is make one row a single shade lighter and the one next to it a single shade darker and your brain interprets the transition and just assumes the whole section is lighter/darker. Still cool, though!
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    trashcan7 Male 13-17
    564 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 2:23 pm
    What happens if you cover all three transitions?
  20. Profile photo of MelissaJoy
    MelissaJoy Female 18-29
    23 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 2:38 pm
    this is just one of many exercises we had done in my color theory class
  21. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2009 at 3:00 pm
    This is also how you can save money in printing ads, by simply using one color and splitting it into groups of its different shades.

    Technically, you only chose one color, so you only pay for one color.

    Thank you into to journalism.

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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 17, 2009 at 3:51 pm
    Another mind f**k
  23. Profile photo of flagler
    flagler Male 30-39
    321 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 3:56 pm
    @trashcan7 and anyone else for that matter. Here you go:
    http://imgur.com/70B2x.png
  24. Profile photo of RdDan
    RdDan Male 30-39
    759 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 4:26 pm
    It didn`t work on me.
  25. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 5:31 pm
    o_O

    I... kinda don`t get it.

  26. Profile photo of slepre
    slepre Female 18-29
    310 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 6:54 pm
    i totally tried this. this is so crazy
  27. Profile photo of Ste08
    Ste08 Male 18-29
    97 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 6:59 pm
    meh
  28. Profile photo of FlamedNight
    FlamedNight Male 18-29
    395 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 8:05 pm
    it`s because the pencil is orange and the paper is blue. Orange is the complimentary color of blue.
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    turbopuppy Male 30-39
    158 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 10:49 pm
    Actually, Yellow complements blue. Good thing it is a yellow pencil.
  30. Profile photo of alpha8te
    alpha8te Male 30-39
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    October 18, 2009 at 2:39 am
    I couldnt hear what he was saying cause I`m at work and the music is too loud... it`s lame though whatever it is...I`m sure of it.
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    addiebaaddie Male 30-39
    18 posts
    October 18, 2009 at 3:09 am
    wow shading thats original
  32. Profile photo of nomorecheese
    nomorecheese Male 13-17
    463 posts
    October 18, 2009 at 7:00 am
    i feel a bit nauseous, and a litle MORE bored
  33. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
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    October 18, 2009 at 3:25 pm
    Woulda been better if it was a screamer.
  34. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    October 18, 2009 at 5:55 pm
    "Woulda been better if it was a screamer."
    AGREED
  35. Profile photo of Subushie
    Subushie Male 18-29
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    October 19, 2009 at 9:42 am
    i feel like this guys voice should be used in a How To video.
  36. Profile photo of MetalicDemon
    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
    1485 posts
    October 24, 2009 at 9:51 am
    thats funky
  37. Profile photo of Vedith
    Vedith Female 18-29
    111 posts
    October 29, 2009 at 10:15 pm
    I thought that was really interesting.
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    kendough808 Male 18-29
    91 posts
    September 5, 2010 at 6:33 am
    o.m.g. im freaking out.

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