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Date: 12/15/09 12:05 PM

90 Responses to The Steps of Insanity Illusion [Video]

  1. Profile photo of flagler
    flagler Male 30-39
    321 posts
    December 14, 2009 at 6:02 pm
    Link: The Steps of Insanity Illusion - Check out this video and try and figure out how the illusion is pulled off. Then feel stupid when the trick`s revealed.
  2. Profile photo of ubiquitous
    ubiquitous Male 18-29
    26 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 12:11 pm
    Awesome. I could tell what it was before he turned the camera around though. Pretty predictable (like the einstein face).
  3. Profile photo of argenteus
    argenteus Male 18-29
    265 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 12:12 pm
    Eh, not really that trippy, it`s easier to catch if you put it on full screen.
  4. Profile photo of KannaLilly
    KannaLilly Female 13-17
    635 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 12:13 pm
    It`s a cardboard model. 3D, not 2D. Duh :/
  5. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25405 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 12:16 pm
    Nice!
  6. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 12:17 pm
    Wow, of all the things I was thinking, that never entered my head. Mindf*ck.
  7. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 12:17 pm
    I don`t see the "Illusion" here. Guess I`m getting used to seeing through these sort of things.
  8. Profile photo of LleetLlama
    LleetLlama Male 18-29
    358 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 12:18 pm
    It just looks like a cardboard cutout with a pencil in it to me. What`s the illusion supposed to be?
  9. Profile photo of Freelop
    Freelop Male 18-29
    442 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 12:21 pm
    Nice effect playing with the lack of 3d depth perception
  10. Profile photo of cleminem9919
    cleminem9919 Male 13-17
    383 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 12:23 pm
    uhh... i didn`t see any illusion...
  11. Profile photo of Willsk84food
    Willsk84food Male 18-29
    50 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 12:24 pm
    I still don`t get it.
  12. Profile photo of iKit5
    iKit5 Female 13-17
    355 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 12:25 pm
    That did not trick me /at all/. I saw it from the beginning. I thought they hadn`t started the illusion yet or something.
  13. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
    1817 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 12:26 pm
    cooooooooool
  14. Profile photo of MLime
    MLime Female 13-17
    126 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 12:27 pm
    That`s like that creepy dragon thing where you move and its head "follows" you
  15. Profile photo of electricmonk
    electricmonk Female 13-17
    96 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 12:29 pm
    I don`t see an illusion...?
  16. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
    3016 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 12:30 pm
    I figured it out from the start. Boring.
  17. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 12:34 pm
    That`s like that creepy dragon thing where you move and its head "follows" you

    Yeah, I`m sad enough to have actually MADE that bad boy from the template. Let me assure you, it`s more meh in real life than it is on a vid.

  18. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9183 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 12:35 pm
    Got it!
  19. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7423 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 12:37 pm
    that was pretty cool
  20. Profile photo of emzrok
    emzrok Female 13-17
    1306 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    It looked weird for a second, then my brain figured it out and I couldn`t see anything else but the real thing. Still kinda cool.
  21. Profile photo of Gexxo
    Gexxo Male 18-29
    673 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 1:11 pm
    Figured it out, and then I couldn`t see it anymore :(
  22. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 1:17 pm
    davymid:
    That`s like that creepy dragon thing where you move and its head "follows" you

    Yeah, I`m sad enough to have actually MADE that bad boy from the template. Let me assure you, it`s more meh in real life than it is on a vid.
    -----------------------------------------------

    Actually, when done right, it looks amazing! You have to remember to make the cut up to the white dot and you absolutely have to close one eye while viewing it.

    It looks every bit as good as it does in the video. You should give it a second try!

  23. Profile photo of BirdOfHermes
    BirdOfHermes Male 13-17
    294 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 1:19 pm
    what illusion is there?
  24. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    and you absolutely have to close one eye while viewing it.

    Close one eye? F*ckberries. That would explain what I was doing wrong then. Damn you, parallax!

  25. Profile photo of nakoninja
    nakoninja Male 18-29
    354 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    ok either i knew exactly what was going from the start.... either that or i just dont see an illusion cause yea.... i dont get the illusion...
  26. Profile photo of Deviros
    Deviros Male 18-29
    535 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    I pretty much have to force myself to see this one, going slightly crosseyed and looking at it with peripheral vision. The biggest issue is the perspective of the far side of the stairs when the illusion is in it`s "active" state - the far side seems wider then the close side, and my brain immediately says "nuh huh can`t happen" and shows me what`s really there. Kind of annoying actualy. =/

    They should hav cut the "far side" stairs at an angle to complete the illusion more... erm... completely.

  27. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
    749 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 1:29 pm
    I figured it out! I didn`t have to feel stupid.
  28. Profile photo of Frambuesas
    Frambuesas Female 18-29
    136 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    damn, I feel stupid
  29. Profile photo of Trumple07
    Trumple07 Male 13-17
    422 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 1:37 pm
    So..its a pencil leaning on a bit of card cut out like a stair, proped on one corner :S I dont gettit
  30. Profile photo of Tratheyas
    Tratheyas Male 13-17
    322 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 2:02 pm
    ...There was an illusion here?
  31. Profile photo of SLC77
    SLC77 Male 13-17
    570 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 2:06 pm
    ahhh once you see it you can`t unsee it
  32. Profile photo of yes369
    yes369 Female 13-17
    64 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 2:20 pm
    What illusion?
  33. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 2:22 pm
    It kept switching back and forth and then my eyes were hurting.

    o_O

  34. Profile photo of LeesieSocks
    LeesieSocks Female 18-29
    90 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 2:23 pm
    I second what Trumple07 says..
  35. Profile photo of MidniteRun
    MidniteRun Male 13-17
    72 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 3:05 pm
    I was about to call this the worst illusion ever, but the fact that there is nothing illusory about a piece of paper with a pencil on it, leads me to just call this worst video of the day.
  36. Profile photo of kooleyo
    kooleyo Male 13-17
    193 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 3:06 pm
    figured it out before the trick behind the illusion was shown
  37. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 3:07 pm
    i shouldn`t read the killjoy comments on IAB after i watch something epic
  38. Profile photo of 2353683
    2353683 Female 70 & Over
    178 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 3:09 pm
    wtf was the illusion
  39. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    Lousy. Saw it for what it was BEFORE I could see what it was suppose to be.

    Say, that`s a great line for a song.

  40. Profile photo of thundermonk
    thundermonk Male 18-29
    126 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 3:31 pm
    midniterun is really on a sass-capade
  41. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 3:43 pm
    Hmm_Steps of insanity indeed...I`m going insane from trying to find the illusion.
  42. Profile photo of DertMerchant
    DertMerchant Male 18-29
    310 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    that was lame as poo!
  43. Profile photo of bobhub600
    bobhub600 Male 13-17
    964 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 4:20 pm
    What am i looking for?
  44. Profile photo of Moodyblues
    Moodyblues Female 18-29
    340 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 4:37 pm
    kinda dumb.
  45. Profile photo of lemmingboy15
    lemmingboy15 Male 18-29
    635 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 4:48 pm
    where is the illusion?
    lame
  46. Profile photo of Murcu
    Murcu Male 18-29
    84 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 4:54 pm
    well it certainly tricked me. sorry to those of you who saw it right first.
  47. Profile photo of snoopdawgg
    snoopdawgg Male 18-29
    482 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 5:17 pm
    illusion fail
  48. Profile photo of MizzMe
    MizzMe Female 18-29
    509 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 5:25 pm
    s`alright.
  49. Profile photo of Zerro
    Zerro Male 18-29
    628 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 5:45 pm
    I saw no illusion??
  50. Profile photo of crimsonattck
    crimsonattck Male 18-29
    364 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 5:59 pm
    oh i get it, it seems like 3d paper stairs but its just a piece of paper. twas aiight.
  51. Profile photo of HKelch
    HKelch Male 30-39
    113 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    fail
  52. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
    2582 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 6:03 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr_2mCz3a...

    Better done

  53. Profile photo of tatripp
    tatripp Male 18-29
    1196 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 6:06 pm
    wow. that is trippy
  54. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4812 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 6:24 pm
    Woah.... that blew my mind!!
    I`m so glad I`m stoned right now and did`nt do something stupeed like read the comment before watchin that.
    I love illoushuns.
    Oh and to HKelch> "fail" ......youu fail better dude! yes you dew
  55. Profile photo of ateddybear0
    ateddybear0 Male 13-17
    13 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 7:00 pm
    Don`t get it, looked the same whole time was something supposed to happen
  56. Profile photo of junkaddy
    junkaddy Female 30-39
    261 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 7:19 pm
    @ateddybear: Thank you for saying so, nice to know I`m not the only one!
  57. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25405 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 7:29 pm
    Still messes with my head!
  58. Profile photo of icecream2269
    icecream2269 Female 18-29
    523 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 7:41 pm
    lol that`s weird!
  59. Profile photo of yudontn0me
    yudontn0me Male 18-29
    845 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 7:49 pm
    i immediately saw the trick, then i couldnt make my eyes look at it the weird way
  60. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
    2346 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 8:04 pm
    I saw it after a couple of seconds.

    That`s pretty cool. :O

  61. Profile photo of Skabashas
    Skabashas Male 18-29
    1254 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 8:05 pm
    I knew it!
  62. Profile photo of 4x4Master
    4x4Master Male 18-29
    220 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 8:23 pm
    Uh, I don`t even know what the "weird" way was supposed to be.. It was extremely obvious as to what it was...
  63. Profile photo of AwesomeFace
    AwesomeFace Male 18-29
    15 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 8:28 pm
    I don`t get the `trick`. It`s just a pencil and some paper, watched it twice and nothing :/
  64. Profile photo of Mornaf
    Mornaf Male 18-29
    820 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 8:40 pm
    wait, what is supposed to be weird here?
  65. Profile photo of mrtatulas
    mrtatulas Male 18-29
    271 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 8:50 pm
    The lighting messed it up badly, you can see the diagonal shadows on the "side" of the steps, also this person should`ve drawn black on the top edge there, making it white just ruins it.
  66. Profile photo of Devok07
    Devok07 Male 18-29
    95 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 9:44 pm
    i love how when you watch the first time and see what it actually looks like. when you watch it the second time it just stays that way. So now i don`t see the illusion lol
  67. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4033 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 10:56 pm
    Woo! I figured it out before they revealed! I feel clever, kind of.
  68. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9311 posts
    December 15, 2009 at 11:27 pm
    "Woah.... that blew my mind!!
    I`m so glad I`m stoned right now and did`nt do something stupeed like read the comment before watchin that.
    I love illoushuns.
    Oh and to HKelch> "fail" ......youu fail better dude! yes you dew"

    Okay guys, new rule. No drunk or weed posts. -_-

  69. Profile photo of Valonqar
    Valonqar Male 13-17
    116 posts
    December 16, 2009 at 1:35 am
    Yeah, I kind of figured this one out immediately. I don`t even see the illusion in this.
  70. Profile photo of ggolbez
    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    December 16, 2009 at 2:46 am
    After you figure it out, you can never see the illusion again. At least that`s how it is for me.
  71. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    December 16, 2009 at 4:43 am
    Erm, what illusion?
  72. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    December 16, 2009 at 4:45 am
    Why would a rational mind see this any other way than the obvious?

    Weed must be getting stronger...

  73. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    December 16, 2009 at 4:46 am
    maybe if the pencil`s end wasn`t on the `side` of the step it would work better?
  74. Profile photo of Axires
    Axires Male 13-17
    65 posts
    December 16, 2009 at 5:18 am
    seriously what ilusion?? i don`t see anything!!
  75. Profile photo of Axires
    Axires Male 13-17
    65 posts
    December 16, 2009 at 5:20 am
    oh, now i get it!! =P
  76. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2554 posts
    December 16, 2009 at 5:55 am
    Aw, I thought I was clever for seeing passed the illusion first off. D:
  77. Profile photo of Dark_Lunar88
    Dark_Lunar88 Female 18-29
    34 posts
    December 16, 2009 at 6:46 am
    It`s not that difficult... at all in fact.
  78. Profile photo of Tominatrix
    Tominatrix Male 13-17
    152 posts
    December 16, 2009 at 8:43 am
    massive fail, i see nothing out of the ordinary :S
  79. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    December 16, 2009 at 9:28 am
    I got that 10 seconds into the video :l My mind has hardened over seeing all these illusions.
  80. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    December 16, 2009 at 3:36 pm
    shweet
  81. Profile photo of Keitarohusky
    Keitarohusky Male 13-17
    131 posts
    December 16, 2009 at 5:40 pm
    Laaaaaaaame!
  82. Profile photo of Reaper8
    Reaper8 Female 18-29
    107 posts
    December 16, 2009 at 7:02 pm
    What the heck was the illusion? It was a pencil on paper stairs... I dun gettid.
  83. Profile photo of Sanity4sale
    Sanity4sale Male 13-17
    84 posts
    December 16, 2009 at 8:11 pm
    If I was stoned I would`ve been like "Wooooaaahhh man"

    But I am not.

  84. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    December 16, 2009 at 10:24 pm
    I don`t get it, a cardboard staircase on a black background with a pencil glued to it. What`s so alluding about that?
  85. Profile photo of maedene
    maedene Male 18-29
    291 posts
    December 16, 2009 at 10:47 pm
    Stupid, my right brain figured it out about 2 seconds in
  86. Profile photo of Squab27
    Squab27 Male 13-17
    132 posts
    December 17, 2009 at 4:36 pm
    I think im missing something here...
    What is supposed to be so cool about this?
  87. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
    1920 posts
    December 17, 2009 at 6:30 pm
    saw it instantly
  88. Profile photo of luvsushi
    luvsushi Female 18-29
    169 posts
    December 18, 2009 at 4:45 pm
    WHAT A$$#OLE DIDNT SEE THAT WHEN FIRST IT CAME ON?
    DUH
  89. Profile photo of thunderguy5
    thunderguy5 Male 18-29
    83 posts
    December 18, 2009 at 7:11 pm
    ... I am now one minute closer to death without any just cause.... thanks...
  90. Profile photo of Chekhov
    Chekhov Female 13-17
    2 posts
    December 31, 2009 at 9:59 pm
    Oh, I get it!

    I had to pause it and stare at it

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