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Four Eyes Illusion
Status: Fake
image Obviously photoshopped, but interesting nonetheless. Looking at it too long may cause a sensation of whirling and loss of balance. I found it at Mason Inman's blog. (I have no idea where he found it).
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Posted by The Curator on Mon Jan 09, 2006


Ow...that hurts my eyes.
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Tue Jan 10, 2006  at  12:37 AM
Damn, it's almost impossible to keep your vision focused on the picture.
Posted by Dan  on  Tue Jan 10, 2006  at  03:49 AM
Yes, it's an old illusion (but a good one). As far as I can recall, it has to do with the way our brains are hard-wired to figure out human faces, and the "code" gets tripped by this kind of messed up picture. Another good one is the upside-down messed up face, which looks normal as long as it stays that way (upside-down).

As all good optical illusions, both reveal something about our brains' inner workings.
Posted by Gutza  on  Tue Jan 10, 2006  at  06:01 AM
I agree with Smerk and Dan both, but if you want a real good idea of what this gal looks like, focus on the nose, the correct eyes and mouth will come in clear, as the lower mouth takes the position and basic shape of the chin... FOCUS!!!
Posted by Christopher in Joplin, Missouri  in  Joplin, Mo  on  Tue Jan 10, 2006  at  06:59 AM
It's hard to even notice she has two mouths as well. Gave me a headache staring at it.
Posted by Chris Carlisle  on  Tue Jan 10, 2006  at  09:07 AM
I can see how it might be an advantage to have four eyes, but two mouths seems entirely superfluous.
I guess it would make you truly bilingual, though.
Posted by Big Gary in the northern hemisphere  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Tue Jan 10, 2006  at  02:05 PM
I'm severly nearsighted (with an astigmatism), so when I take off my glasses, her face looks completely normal to me (from a distance of about 8 inches; further back and it becomes an unrecognizable blur.)
Posted by Andy  in  Brooklyn  on  Tue Jan 10, 2006  at  04:40 PM
"Oh great, another mouth to feed."
Also, this is similar to the singers in the original Battlestar Galactica, except their four eyes were all in a row.
Posted by eriC draveS  in  Over here somewhere  on  Tue Jan 10, 2006  at  09:36 PM
You say, "Looking at it too long may cause a sensation of whirling and loss of balance."

Looking at the sun too long may cause a sensation of whirling and loss of balance. Looking at Niagara Falls too long may cause a sensation of whirling and loss of balance. Looking at your own navel too long may cause a sensation of whirling and loss of balance. Looking into a cat's eyes too long may cause a sensation of whirling and loss of balance. Looking at George W. Bush too long may cause a sensation of whirling and loss of balance. Looking at nothing too long may cause a sensation of whirling and loss of balance. Looking at goatse too long may cause a sensation of whirling and loss of balance. Looking at the three of clubs too long may cause a sensation of whirling and loss of balance. Looking at just about anything too long may cause a sensation of whirling and loss of balance.
Posted by Rick Santorum  on  Wed Jan 11, 2006  at  11:48 AM
So what's your point, Rick?
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Wed Jan 11, 2006  at  12:25 PM
i think rick is saying looking at him too long may cause a sensation of whirling and loss of balance. lol.


i don't feel whirling or sense of lost balance when i'm looking too long at certain orifices in porn though.
Posted by sianz  on  Thu Aug 30, 2007  at  12:18 PM
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