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87 Responses to The Yellow Balls Of Optical Confusion [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18499 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 9:25 am
    Link: The Yellow Balls Of Optical Confusion - Oooooh... balls!
  2. Profile photo of Mikeado
    Mikeado Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 10:11 am
    Duuuude, they`re, like, totally spinnin` round man...
  3. Profile photo of Damshek
    Damshek Male 18-29
    49 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 10:22 am
    - wut?
  4. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31759 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 10:23 am
    But, I don`t want to look at fancylad`s balls...
  5. Profile photo of mollyscary
    mollyscary Female 13-17
    259 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 10:31 am
    like, woaaah man.
  6. Profile photo of xamilo
    xamilo Male 18-29
    128 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 10:33 am
    Awesome!
  7. Profile photo of sonikku
    sonikku Male 18-29
    350 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 10:33 am
    why do they spin???
  8. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 10:35 am
    "why do they spin???"

    Because your mind likes f*cking with you.
  9. Profile photo of mtlrx327
    mtlrx327 Female 18-29
    42 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 10:38 am
    ahhh...!
  10. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 10:44 am
    ooooooo
  11. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36172 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 10:58 am
    they go faster if you drink more beer
  12. Profile photo of Maksie99
    Maksie99 Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 10:59 am
    OMG IT SPINS!
  13. Profile photo of lauriloo
    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 10:59 am
    hmm, not really seeing anything but some slight movement. definitely not spinning....
  14. Profile photo of themonorail
    themonorail Male 18-29
    215 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 11:00 am
    they spin because they shadow rotate on each one so they are all on a different part of the circle on each one.
  15. Profile photo of ImNoGod
    ImNoGod Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 11:01 am
    Not seeing anything.
  16. Profile photo of canusuck
    canusuck Male 30-39
    776 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 11:06 am
    My eyes, these goggles do nothing!!!
  17. Profile photo of Heureux
    Heureux Male 40-49
    1054 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 11:14 am
    for anyone not seeing motion - these kind of illusions work with your peripheral vision, if you look directly at the orbs they won`t move.

    Either stare at something else on the screen - like the sidebar, or directly at the very center of the picture, to get it to work.
  18. Profile photo of citizen_kane
    citizen_kane Male 18-29
    272 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 11:29 am
    holy balls!
  19. Profile photo of iCyborg
    iCyborg Male 18-29
    176 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 11:30 am
    Fake and Gay
  20. Profile photo of KeePay
    KeePay Male 18-29
    494 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 11:31 am
    Dare I say it, I`m tripping balls right now.
  21. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 11:36 am
    iCyborg, WTF? How can an optical illusion be gay?

    And how is it a fake? It`s a .jpg, so there is no animation....

    Stop being a negative Nancy and smile.
  22. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 11:39 am
    @iCyborg "fake"? lol
  23. Profile photo of Tarquin_Duck
    Tarquin_Duck Male 18-29
    45 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 11:44 am
    I don`t get it...
  24. Profile photo of MzThikG727
    MzThikG727 Female 18-29
    80 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 11:46 am
    @iCyborg
    or are YOU fake and gay and you just need something else to push the attention to? hmm...
  25. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 11:46 am
    See, funny thing is, this doesn`t work on me because it relies on that whole "human eye constantly twitching" thing.

    My eyes don`t twitch (no, really, they don`t, my eye doctor confirmed it), so I don`t see it spinning unless I`m deliberately looking around...

    I`m wierd...
  26. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 11:50 am
    icyborg is starting off a great profile with the most fail comment ever recorded....it would have been more beneficial if you left it blank....
  27. Profile photo of outdoorMINER
    outdoorMINER Female 18-29
    934 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 11:51 am
    My eyes just feel weird after looking at that. O.O
  28. Profile photo of deyv87
    deyv87 Male 18-29
    302 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 11:53 am
    I have to agree with the general concept of iCyborg`s post, but not the actual content. As far as optical illusions go, I`m not that impressed by this one. Mostly because I don`t really get what the illusion is supposed to be.
  29. Profile photo of DGbME
    DGbME Male 40-49
    451 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 11:55 am
    Too cool. I just nabbed a screenshot and it STILL works. Here that iCyborg??
  30. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 11:58 am
    Works for me.
  31. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 12:02 pm
    Everybody sees it. People are only pretending they don`t.
  32. Profile photo of BipolarBearr
    BipolarBearr Male 18-29
    16 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 12:03 pm
    it honestly has no effect on me, weird.
  33. Profile photo of IKnowRite
    IKnowRite Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    shopped
  34. Profile photo of wellsy57
    wellsy57 Male 50-59
    227 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    I call shopped! Not fake or gay. Becouse Icyborg only has one eye, he cannot appreciate the coolness of optical illusions. Welcome, Icyborg, to the interwebfacespacetwittertube.
  35. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
    1185 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    It`s called autokinetic effect, for anyone who doesn`t know. If there`s only 1 ball, it`ll "move" a lot more.
  36. Profile photo of IshiiDaFishy
    IshiiDaFishy Male 18-29
    773 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    =O They were all spinning, then th ad was lookin at started spinning too! =O =O =O
  37. Profile photo of DoomCookie79
    DoomCookie79 Female 30-39
    60 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    Very cool... but it makes my eyes feel funny
  38. Profile photo of afropick3000
    afropick3000 Male 30-39
    69 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    i`m not calling fake or gay? but it doesn`t work for me either, unless it`s supposed to give me a headache?
  39. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    Watch this too:



    Star at the cross for 10 seconds, what happen with the purple circles?
  40. Profile photo of wellsy57
    wellsy57 Male 50-59
    227 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    I call shopped! Not fake or gay. Becouse Icyborg only has one eye, he cannot appreciate the coolness of optical illusions. Welcome, Icyborg, to the interwebfacespacetwittertube.
  41. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25405 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    Its spinning! Woooo!
  42. Profile photo of Tinkerbellio
    Tinkerbellio Female 18-29
    60 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    Gay? How can a picture be homosexual?

    Anyway, spinning balls!!
  43. Profile photo of samidoll
    samidoll Female 18-29
    616 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    oh cool angelmassb
  44. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 1:28 pm
    They only spin for about 10 seconds for me, even less the second and third time I looked. I don`t think I`m doing it right. =(
  45. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    hmmm my eyes must be broke, mine aren`t doing anything. why no directions?
  46. Profile photo of simonh92
    simonh92 Male 18-29
    193 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    It can`t be gay, the balls aren`t touching
  47. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3830 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    I think Iab is just messing with us, this is a gif and they are actually moving. :-P
  48. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    My mind is spinning faster than these balls.
  49. Profile photo of DGbME
    DGbME Male 40-49
    451 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    @ angelmass that is cool
  50. Profile photo of shneeblefish
    shneeblefish Male 18-29
    509 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    seriously, people need to stop bringing out the "shopped" signs... tbh it doesn`t make a difference if this is shopped or not because A) it`s an optical illusion and B) nobody said it was a photo taken from real life... also, it`s not a gif, it`s a jpeg. Go as if to save the pic and it shows the file type...

    SERIOUSLY PEOPLE, THINK BEFORE YOU POST!
    /rant
  51. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    They only spin for about 10 seconds for me, even less the second and third time I looked. I don`t think I`m doing it right. =(

    I get this:

    If I focus on a point in the image, the balls don`t move.

    If I move my focus, the relevant balls rotate as if I was pushing them, e.g. if I start in the middle and move my focus up, the top right circle of balls rotates clockwise and the top left circle of balls rotates anticlockwise.

    Which is a cool illusion.
  52. Profile photo of Sharky19
    Sharky19 Male 18-29
    82 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    I asked my girlfriend if she could see it moving... Her answer was "I don`t get it! I don`t see anything! Maybe my eyes aren`t big enough to see the whole picture at once!"
    ... Yeah whatever
  53. Profile photo of piiink1
    piiink1 Female 13-17
    179 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    doesnt work for me they only spun for a few seconds and now its just still
  54. Profile photo of henryhendrix
    henryhendrix Male 30-39
    722 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 3:08 pm
    Before anyone says this is a video, right click on it and go to image properties. Its a JPEG, a picture. If it was a GIF, it would be a video.
  55. Profile photo of AppleBlue
    AppleBlue Female 18-29
    119 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    yay, i love balls!
  56. Profile photo of Saskuel
    Saskuel Male 13-17
    343 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    @Appleblue

    Thats what she said
  57. Profile photo of AppleBlue
    AppleBlue Female 18-29
    119 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 3:49 pm
    yes, saskuel, it IS what she said.
  58. Profile photo of Kadinsky
    Kadinsky Male 18-29
    575 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 3:53 pm
    This doesn`t work when you`re already drunk though :)
  59. Profile photo of wellsy57
    wellsy57 Male 50-59
    227 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    I call shopped! Not fake or gay. Becouse Icyborg only has one eye, he cannot appreciate the coolness of optical illusions. Welcome, Icyborg, to the interwebfacespacetwittertube.
  60. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
    1557 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 5:32 pm
    jpeg fuzzy! :D
  61. Profile photo of necrobitch
    necrobitch Female 18-29
    467 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 6:12 pm
    barney the dinosaurs nipples?
  62. Profile photo of util
    util Male 18-29
    136 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    Fix`d.


    Don`t thank me.
  63. Profile photo of TheGodofFail
    TheGodofFail Male 13-17
    126 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 7:02 pm
    XD @util! I was thinking "stop moving!!!" XD It was just perfect
  64. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    May 19, 2010 at 7:11 pm
    @Util

  65. Profile photo of ZNaught
    ZNaught Male 13-17
    351 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    I see no optical illusion.
  66. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
    1920 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 7:51 pm
    util thats awesome
  67. Profile photo of Raberboom
    Raberboom Male 18-29
    833 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 7:52 pm
    i agree i see no optical illusion, are they supposed to be moving?
  68. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 8:38 pm
    Util... it didn`t work!!! D: push them in deeper!!!
  69. Profile photo of mcflylives
    mcflylives Male 30-39
    334 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 8:45 pm
    @DarkFerret:

    that`s what she said.
  70. Profile photo of coolbananas
    coolbananas Female 18-29
    859 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 9:21 pm
    They seem to be moving, but actually aren`t.
  71. Profile photo of sourkrauter
    sourkrauter Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 10:30 pm
    i think you just have to be really sober to see it, cuz im seeing it. o.0
  72. Profile photo of Ando
    Ando Male 13-17
    374 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 11:10 pm
    maybe if you`re colorblind you can`t see it?
  73. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 1:54 am
    i see it..
  74. Profile photo of wellsy57
    wellsy57 Male 50-59
    227 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 2:27 am
    I call shopped! Not fake or gay. Becouse Icyborg only has one eye, he cannot appreciate the coolness of optical illusions. Welcome, Icyborg, to the interwebfacespacetwittertube.
  75. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4007 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 4:31 am
    "Its a JPEG, a picture. If it was a GIF, it would be a video."

    Not wrong, but also not true. .GIF is a format that allows for animation, but because it can doesn`t mean it is. See you could save that exact file as a .gif, from that .jpg above and it would still work AND not be an animation.
  76. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 5:48 am
    What Batmanners said. Technically, a GIF is just an image format that can have more than one image, which can be displayed in sequential order. But until BMP and Optimized JPG became widely available, the most common use of GIFs was non-animated single pictures for the web, because it provided the smallest filesize back then.

    On another note, Yaaaaaay Balls!!! We haven`t seen our old friends Balls on the site for ages now!!!
  77. Profile photo of xXKaryXx
    xXKaryXx Female 13-17
    635 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 8:18 am
    mmmmmm...balls....
  78. Profile photo of Link364
    Link364 Male 18-29
    440 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 11:27 am
    ummm...what am I looking for? I just see balls in 4 sets of circles...I don`t get it.
  79. Profile photo of util
    util Male 18-29
    136 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    Gee thanks Lionhart! And to think they said I wouldn`t achieve anything if I dropped out of school... ha!
  80. Profile photo of TehTy
    TehTy Male 13-17
    112 posts
    May 20, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    If you stare at the small distance between the bottom ball of the top right and the top ball of the bottom right, they all stop.
  81. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    May 21, 2010 at 4:31 am
    Wierd. Why this effect?

    (It reminds me of tequila).
  82. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    May 21, 2010 at 4:37 am
    Is it an afterimage thing? If you stay motionless and don`t shift eye focus, the effect slows and stops.
  83. Profile photo of lucehLOW
    lucehLOW Female 18-29
    357 posts
    May 21, 2010 at 5:04 am
    They move when you`re not looking directly at them, guys
  84. Profile photo of wellsy57
    wellsy57 Male 50-59
    227 posts
    May 21, 2010 at 6:15 am
    I call shopped! Not fake or gay. Becouse Icyborg only has one eye, he cannot appreciate the coolness of optical illusions. Welcome, Icyborg, to the interwebfacespacetwittertube.
  85. Profile photo of TokioKoos
    TokioKoos Female 18-29
    412 posts
    May 21, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    > Wierd. Why this effect?

    1. Yellow and purple are complementary colours (they are opposite each other on the colour scheme).
    2. There`s a shadow effect both on the balls and around them, making it seem like they are round and they are in indentations.

    Both these things make your eyes keep having to re-adjust to the picture whenever you shift them slightly. Which explains why they stop when you stare intently at one spot.
  86. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    May 21, 2010 at 5:46 pm
    Pretty neat
  87. Profile photo of Hellioness
    Hellioness Female 18-29
    133 posts
    May 21, 2010 at 9:49 pm
    wellsy57...was it really necessary to post the same drating comment five times?!?!?!

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