Circle Illusion

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+15 1. Ravez commented 9 years ago

As interesting as this video was, I have no idea why it's an illusion.
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+4 2. xpeditor commented 9 years ago

That is pretty interesting!
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+3 3. kaleemyork commented 9 years ago

awesome. . . .
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+15 4. MindTrick commented 9 years ago

#1 the illusion is probably supposed to be that it looks like the 8 dots form a circle that moves within the big circle, when in fact (as shows) they are only moving in straight lines. If the small balls had a fixed dot at them that didn't move, the illusion would be broken. You could do the same with 10 balls, or 20, result would be the same. If you do it with infinite amount, you will get a complete circle and the lines would form a complete surface. Square holes are drilled with a head that is isosceles triangle shaped with slightly curved outer lines, which was found out using the same methods as this video.
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+10 5. LaoMa commented 9 years ago

Not an illusion - just some geometric trickery
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+4 6. krazeeeyez commented 9 years ago

#1 perhaps the trick is so well done, your brain refuses to see it for what it is - an illusion
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+4 7. torbengb commented 9 years ago

1:08 oh look, a smiley!
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+3 8. ringmaster commented 9 years ago

Why do we see a video of a video? Isn't that hard to transfer the video from that screen directly to our screen.
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+1 9. fishy commented 9 years ago

I guess the timing of the white balls are crucial, It whould not look the same if they all hit the edges at the same time.
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+1 10. Dennyboy commented 9 years ago