Super Tricky Illusion! (merged)

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  1. EnnEss
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    If you look carefully at this picture here, you'll notice something strange!

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    Count the men...

    12 men right?

    Now watch the top halves of the picture flip...

    13 men?! [​IMG]

    OMG!

    Now how did that happen?

    Seriously!

    You tell me!
     


  2. Giga_Gaia

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    What the hell ?
     
  3. Destructobot

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    They do it by cheating. At first glance it looks like they cut all of the figures in half and transpose them, but they actually cut the top off of the far left figure without replacing it with the top of one of the figures on the right. They only cut the top of its hair off, so it still looks complete, but it has still been divided so it should only count as half a man. Then look at the tallest figure (the one whose head is the highest in the image). They do the same with his feet; they take them off on the right side but they don't replace them on the left. They only cut off the bottom half of them so he still looks like a complete human, but he has still been divided so he also only counts as half a man.

    Given that, it starts out as 12 men, and ends up as 11 men + 1/2 man + 1/2 man. That still equals 12 men.

    The average height is shorter after the transposition, which is how they make 13 figures (2 technically incomplete) out of the same number of pixels that the 12 complete figures were made up of.

    A very clever trick.
     
  4. Fluto

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    lol ^^^^ that was a long explanation

    yeh for one they cut off the guys hair lol hair cut
     
  5. Hatsu

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    I don't see it [​IMG]
     
  6. Destructobot

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    You don't see what; the illusion of 12 figures turning into 13, or how it works?
     
  7. EnnEss
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    Count the men in this picture:
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    12 right? YES! Ok.

    Wait till the top halves of the picture swap...

    Now count them...

    Counted them?

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    What if there's some kind of trick in this GIF and it's not right?

    Nopp, I've tried putting this picture in paint, swapping the top 2 halves, and....

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    So whoever gives me a clear explanation on what's going on (because I just don't get it!), will be featured in my next YouTube video.

    Try to think this out...

    Tricky eh?

    Well... yeah.

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    Happy Temping [​IMG]
     
  8. Destructobot

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    You already posted this, and I already posted a detailed explanation.

     
  9. Hatsu

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    I can finally see it this time!
     
  10. EnnEss
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    Wow! Smart! Ya YOU will be featured in my next YouTube video, and I'll let you know when that happens. [​IMG]

    As for the reason why I double-posted the topic:

    Well, this always happens.

    As soon as I publish the thread, this error comes:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    And usually, when that error comes up, my thread isn't posted so I was actually shocked when you said I already created this thread...

    Yes, very annoying error...

    Is it from the server flood or something?

    Anyway, that's that and I'm done talking.

    Happy temping everyone! [​IMG]
     
  11. Destructobot

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    That's weird. What web browser are you using?
     
  12. BORTZ

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    Oh well now that you say that. It makes things alot simpler.
     
  13. user0002

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    That moving halved the head of the person on the left side of the picture, though.

    EDIT: The Ames room is a pretty cool optical illusion as well.

    Ames Room
     
  14. alidsl

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    Isn't this the leprechaun trick?
     
  15. user0002

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    Why is there two topics about this same thing?
     
  16. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

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    Duplicate topics merged... which always seems to result in a confused mess. :/

    Anyway, yeah this has been around forever, my dad showed me this when I was a kid back in the 70's. Totally messed my mind up.
    I've still got the original around somewhere, think he got it from Scientific American or something. I'll post it if I can find it.
     
  17. ProtoKun7

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    I was just thinking, I saw one thread about this, and it turned into two! And then it magically turned back into one again! It's not magic...it's mthr [​IMG]
     
  18. Satangel

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    Nice trick, good explanation. Without that explanation, I wouldn't have seen it for a long time.
     
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    Nifty trick! [​IMG]
     
  20. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

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    Alright, let's see if this works. Sorry the source is a little shaggy, it's old as dirt.

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    edit: if the above looks scrambled, widen your browser window, or get a better monitor.