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Optical Illusions (page 3)


Be sure to check out page 1 of the optical illusions for some of my favorites.  And there'll be many new illusions coming soon.

swirling_purple_spirals_in_motion.jpg

Added 7/8/11.  This is another one of those images that definitely looks like it's moving.  But it's not.  It's just a plain picture and is truly not moving in any way.  But because of the way it's drawn, it really gives the impression of movement.  The only way to convince you of this is to try your best to stare at one spot in the picture.  It can be any specific spot, but you'll have to force yourself to stare just at that spot.  Hopefully by doing this you'll eventually see that nothing moves at all.
But sure enough, when you relax your eyes and just casually look at the entire image you'll see a tremendous amount of movement. 


blinking_blackwhite_dots.jpg

Added 12/5/13.  Look in between each of the black squares.  You should see little circles.  It sure looks like these little circles are constantly changing from "black" to "white".  But they are not!  They are always just white circles.
This is so hard to believe.  The best way to prove this is for you to stare at just "ONE" of the little circles.  You should see that it never changes colors.  But once you look at the entire picture, you get the impression that the circles keep switching colors.


rotating_blue_sphere.jpg

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Added 6/8/13.  This is very cool.  The little black/white circles are rotating around both the red and yellow circles.  These black/white circles are moving in a counter-clockwise motion around the circles in the middle.  However, when you focus on one of the inner circles, the black/white circles moving around the other inner circle will appear to move in a clockwise direction (even though they are not).
Let me explain this better.  Look at the inner red circle.  As you're watching this, the black/white circles moving around the yellow circle no longer appear to move in a counter-clockwise direction.  These black/white circles now appear to move in a "clockwise" direction.  But they are not.  The black/white circles ALWAYS are rotating in a counter-clockwise direction.


grey_line_becomes_blue.gif

Added .  Keep your eye on the black dot.  While staring at the black dot, you will see the grey bar moving up and down.  As you keep doing this, the grey bar will appear to changecolors.  It will appear to become BLUE.  The cool thing is that it never really changed colors.  It's always been grey.

rotating_smaller_sprials.jpg

Added .  Sure looks like it's moving.  But it's not.

which_car_is_biggest.jpg

Added 11/5/13.  Which of these 3 cars is the biggest?
Believe it or not, they are all the same size.  (To prove it, take a ruler or your fingers and measure the cars.  You'll be amazed to see that each is exactly the same size.)

spinning_green_circles.jpg

faces_with_apple.jpg

Added 6/8/13.  What do you see a picture of here?  Most people will see an apple.  But there's more.
If you look closely, you should see the profile of two children's faces in the apple.  One is on the left side of the apple and the other is on the right side of the apple.


rotating_circles_puzzle.gif

rotating_circles_answer.gif

Added 9/20/13.  It looks like the little white circles in the big circle are revolving together in a circular shape.  The cool thing is that those little white circles are actually all independently just moving back and forth in their own line.  But when you look at the entire picture, it appears that they are moving together as a little circle.
(To truly see this, look at the smaller version of this, and you'll see the actual lines drawn.)

floating_balls.jpg

Added 6/8/13.  Here's another image that looks like it's moving.  But it's not.  This is just a plain picture, but you definitely get the impression that it is animated and moving.

rotating_or_not_dots.gif

Added 9/5/13.  ssss

blinking_circles.gif

Added 6/8/13.  You should see a bunch of random figures/objects.  But if you start to blink your eyes very quickly, you'll see something very cool.  You should see larger circles appear.
To make this happen, just look at this big image.  Then start to blink very fast while and continuously (while looking at this image).  You should see circles.

moving_spirals.jpg

Added 6/8/13.  Here's another image that looks like it's moving.  But it's not.  This is just a plain picture, but you definitely get the impression that it is animated and moving.


purple_dots_moving.gif

Added 6/8/13.  Here's another image that looks like it's moving.  But it's not.  This is just a plain picture, but you definitely get the impression that it is animated and moving.


two_tables_puzzle.jpg

two_tables_answer.gif

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squint_to_see_theuniverse.jpg
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Added 6/8/13.  Here's another image that looks like it's moving.  But it's not.  This is just a plain picture, but you definitely get the impression that it is animated and moving.

magnifying_words.jpg

Added 6/8/13.  Look at the text in the enclosed square.  It appears that this text is larger than all the rest of the text.
But it's not.  ALL of the text in this entire image is exactly the same size.

expanding_universe.gif

Added 2/15/12.  Look at the moving blue dots.  It appears that they are expanding (moving) at a pretty steady speed.  But by covering certain parts of this image, the speed that they move at changes drastically.
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Put one hand directly in the center of the image (so most of the inside of the image is covered and only the outer edges of the image can be seen).  When this is done, the dots appear to move much faster.
But if you take both hands and cover the OUTER portions of the image, the dots will appear to move much SLOWER.

shimmering_circles.jpg

Added 6/8/13.  Here's another image that looks like it's moving.  But it's not.  This is just a plain picture, but you definitely get the impression that it is animated and moving.

wavy_circles.gif

Added.  ddddddd


dots_by_tv_moving.jpg

Added 6/8/13.  Here's another image that looks like it's moving.  But it's not.  This is just a plain picture, but you definitely get the impression that it is animated and moving.

inner_moving_square.jpg

Added 6/8/13.  Here's another image that looks like it's moving.  But it's not.  This is just a plain picture, but you definitely get the impression that it is animated and moving.

moving_blackyellow_spirals.jpg

spinning_button_holes.jpg

Added 6/8/13.  Here's another image that looks like it's moving.  But it's not.  This is just a plain picture, but you definitely get the impression that it is animated and moving.

moving_circle_in_circle2.jpg

moving_purple_ovals.jpg

moving_purple_yellow_circles.jpg

lady_afterimage.jpg

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pulsating_yellow_circle.gif

moving_snake_image.jpg

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