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Shady Optical Illusion 2: Crazy Diamonds [Video]


It doesn”t seem like much of a trick, but this simple optical illusion is actually pretty mind bending.

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Date: 12/05/09 08:01 AM

29 Responses to Shady Optical Illusion 2: Crazy Diamonds [Video]

  1. Profile photo of flagler
    flagler Male 30-39
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    December 1, 2009 at 10:00 pm
    Link: Shady Optical Illusion 2: Crazy Diamonds - It doesn`t seem like much of a trick, but this simple optical illusion is actually pretty mind bending.
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    Hansbo Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 8:05 am
    Witchcraft! Burn him!
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    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 8:16 am
    Sourcery! Burn him!
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    Sathon Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 8:21 am
    The top of the diamonds are lighter than the bottoms, they fade from light to dark slightly going down. That makes it so the bottom of each diamond is darker than the top of the one below it, giving the impression that the whole diamond is darker.
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 8:22 am
    The science is that we have contrast-based vision. It helps that all the diamonds are darker at the bottom than at the top.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 8:24 am
    MY LIFE IS A LIE.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 8:28 am
    Those diamonds are slightly darker at the bottom and slightly brighter at the top, as to heighten the contrast at the ends.
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    ollylimpfish Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2009 at 8:34 am
    are those stalgtites or stalagmites
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    mrwhale Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 9:03 am
    it`s all to do with the contrast
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    Smokeylove11 Female 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 9:34 am
    I`m really getting angry at myself for not being able to over-come these things. XD
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    December 5, 2009 at 9:36 am
    I`d be impressed if he put it on one of the white ones.
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    Skreshavik Female 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:10 am
    Damn optical illusions >.>
    So annoying that they do these things to you!
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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 10:34 am
    augh this thing just broke my brain
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2009 at 11:42 am
    These things f with my head! the diamond has a fade from light to dark grey, the retinas can pick the colour of the diamonds but get fd up when the dark mixes with the white so it trys to separate the colours by making them more distinguished! thus the dark gray looks darken when placed next to the white! And thus your brain hurts!
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    SLC77 Male 13-17
    570 posts
    December 5, 2009 at 11:45 am
    great music selection. haha
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2009 at 12:25 pm
    Meh, the individual diamonds are several shades darker on the bottom. If he were to turn the loose one upside down, this would quickly become apparent.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2009 at 12:37 pm
    Wow. I can`t figure this one out.
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    TheBuzzer Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    there are less light on the top?
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    SebastianLam Male 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 12:51 pm
    Ha the music...
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    _Truth_ Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 1:11 pm
    Actually Silver they`re not. The mind trick is the illusion that no matter what shade he moves it too, the loose diamond always seems to match.
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    muppet_mower Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    There;s no crazy trick to how this is done, he`s not "cheating." it`s just the way the human eye interprets these things. print out that sheet and try it yourself! this is similar to a ton of others out there one the net.
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    Joolin Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2009 at 2:29 pm
    How is that an illusion? Are the diamonds supposed to look different from one another? They`re just colored with a gradient from bottom to top. I was waiting for him to rotate the moving diamond and have it fit in upside down. That would be an illusion.
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    Dfaulted Male 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 2:58 pm
    HOW
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    diverdown Male 40-49
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    December 5, 2009 at 6:42 pm
    Done with mirrors.
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    adilicious Female 13-17
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    December 5, 2009 at 9:57 pm
    It`s just because the contrasting at the top and bottom and the fading in the individual diamonds.

    still cool though, before you look closely.

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    porkstein Male 13-17
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    December 6, 2009 at 1:17 am
    "How is that an illusion? Are the diamonds supposed to look different from one another? They`re just colored with a gradient from bottom to top. I was waiting for him to rotate the moving diamond and have it fit in upside down. That would be an illusion."

    Couldn`t have said it better myself.

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    wyo Male 18-29
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    December 6, 2009 at 1:40 am
    I think it has to do with the contrast of the white parts at the top. Either that or really quick marker skills. Like ninjas/2nd graders.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    December 6, 2009 at 7:01 am
    Real, I can tell by the pixels.

    How though, I have no clue...here brain have some LSD and figure it out.

    ...

    FAKE I can tell by the purple unicorns riding goatmen.

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    the_phantom Male 18-29
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    December 6, 2009 at 1:10 pm
    the secret is that all the diamonds are the same color with progressive shading as it gets closer to the bottom. This way each row appears darker than the lower one because of the contrast.

    its fun being smart :D

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