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Date: 12/30/13 11:35 AM

7 Responses to Optical Illusion: Honest Abe

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    flagler Male 30-39
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    December 29, 2013 at 4:35 pm
    Link: Optical Illusion: Honest Abe - Is he skinny or is he fat? Mind=blown
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    Biom Male 30-39
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    December 30, 2013 at 1:46 pm
    I`ve never posted before, but could not tolerate these shenanigans. Measure the line in the video and you will notice that Lincoln on the left is taller by a few mm.
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    oobaka Male 40-49
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    December 30, 2013 at 4:40 pm
    I also measured and biom is correct. They are not the same height
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    December 30, 2013 at 5:52 pm
    Could that be atributed to camera angle? Might they look the same if viewed from directly above?
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    December 30, 2013 at 8:42 pm
    He was a politician. They are experts at deception.
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    wtmac Male 30-39
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    December 31, 2013 at 4:39 am

    Not really shenanigans at all... the size discrepancy you are measuring is likely due to unintended lens distortion and perhaps a slight camera angle when he filmed it. However, it doesn`t have much bearing on the illusion he was trying to portray. The effect can easily be reproduced in photoshop by taking a screen capture of the video, duplicating just one of the abes, rotate it and then draw your own lines in.
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    Biom Male 30-39
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    January 4, 2014 at 7:50 pm
    It could be the camera angle, but there actually seems to be a discontinuity in the video where the size of the cutout actually changes. I`ve seen valid perception illusions, but this is not one.

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