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Awareness Test Optical IllusionI have a flew (update: flu). It’s so hard doin’ anything while being sick. I’m like a walking zombie. I’m dizzy, sleep all day, but am not able to fall a sleep. Can’t read, can’t watch TV, everything I see looks like this. My head hurts when I try to talk or listen to someone. You wouldn’t believe how hard was it for me to stand up and write this post. I’ll report more when I feel a little better. Really hope this flu doesn’t last standard week. Enough whining. For today, it was simplest to post this “Awareness Test” sent in by Guilherme de Jesus. This is what Guilherme wrote, god knows when (sorry for such a delay G.): “Hi! First I would like to say your site is great, I check it everyday for new illusions :) This illusion is an advertising that i saw in a blog from Brazil (but wasn’t created there) and I laughed a lot with it, so I thought I could share with you. Thanks and keep the great job.”

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72 Responses
  1. strawberry says:

    That is awesome! Same goes for opportunities.
    Get better from your flu (not flew) because you can’t be feeling blue.
    HaHa. Lame joke. Whatever. Cool. I mean hot. Or not. Whatever. I’m getting the flu too. Can you tell?
    I can

  2. Anonymous says:

    The word is “flu”, not “flew”… it’s short for influenza. “Flew” is a verb… past tense of “to fly”.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is ooolllldddddd……

  4. Prince says:

    ROFL
    That was hilarious.
    Though I’m not sure if it counts as an illusion.

    Hope You get better soon!

  5. silvia says:

    simply marvellous!
    hope you’ll feel better soon.

  6. Anonymous says:

    nice one….

    got the number right but completly missd that stupid bear

    keep up th gud work

  7. JR says:

    Good One.

    In the sirit of “awareness”, “flew” is “flu”. ;)

  8. JR says:

    btw, feel better soon. ;)

  9. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely amazing! Had to see it twice before I recognized the bear :-)

  10. Anonymous says:

    The flu lasts like 2 weeks buddy..get well soon

  11. Koaieus says:

    Woot! Very funny!
    I really missed it!

  12. chicken dinner says:

    haha thats funny.
    woohoo first comment

  13. dOinK says:

    Good one! I’ve seen quite the same test on a Swedish TV show (Hjärnstorm, meaning ‘brain storming’). I completely overlooked the monkey that time, but naturally spotted the bear right away this time :-)

  14. Fran says:

    I hope you will feel better, very soon…
    Greetz
    Franc

  15. Chris says:

    I have seen similar things before so I noticed the odd thing in the background quite quickly.

  16. Freaka says:

    Really good… I didn’t see it the first time

  17. Anonymous says:

    omg dat is nice

  18. Anonymous says:

    Haha Lmao i did not see that at all…..i thought they added it in the second time……..but then i replayed it and omg haha

  19. Tysss says:

    Hehe.. But I’ve seen a better version of this. In that version, the bear walked very near to the camera, but you still didn’t notice it.

  20. Anonymous says:

    wow that got me!!!and this site is cool!

  21. Janek37 says:

    Am I blind? I dob’t see any bear, no matter how many times I watch this :(

  22. BraDRoBBo says:

    Seen it:) but i wasn’t too impressed with this particular one as i had already seen a better version of the same thing on Brainiac a long while back – which is where im sure this advertisement got the idea from!:) heh:P… – Someone did it before Brainiac though but i’m not sure who :) some people doing an experiment of 400 people.

    They did a whole lot of things in one episode and where at the end, after they did this certain piece/sketch, they mentioned alot of other things that were ‘mistakes’ in the episode ;) it was good,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NSBPBkTfS8
    ^ this video contains everything i just mentioned. (including another little possible surprise at the end :P)

  23. ^^ says:

    LOL!! That is so funny!!

  24. Sylv says:

    :(! I still dont see the bear !
    Where&when?!

  25. Anonymous says:

    testemony to the power of suggestion! I saw it first time bu because of the picture on top i thought it was the grim reaper

  26. Jessybaby says:

    hahahha. totally missed it.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Yes, I saw the moonwalking bear :O

  28. can't count says:

    not only did i miss the bear, i was also off by one pass!

  29. Anonymous says:

    What does the picture at the top have to do with this?

  30. Dani says:

    I hope you get well soon =D
    I saw something like this with a gorrilla at a psychology seminar at NYU a few years ago. It got me the first time ;)

  31. Anonymous says:

    That’s awesome! I watched it twice, just to make sure the bear was there the first time, because I completely missed him. This makes a great point since I almost get hit by cars every day, even when I’m walking.

  32. Kevin says:

    Oh my god this is amazing

    It is hilarious

  33. יותם says:

    Saw this already, along with the rest of a whole DVD.

  34. Anonymous says:

    omg thats awesome. GO MOONWALKING BEAR!!!

  35. cantel says:

    lolzz there switching BALLS

  36. Anonymous says:

    wow i failed there moonwalking bear awareness thing!!!

  37. Scarlett Marcia Simmons says:

    lolololololololololololololololololololol

  38. Brionny says:

    This is on Takashi Castle btw the play it every episode (new one each time)

  39. bazinga says:

    when i saw it passing by i thought it was the grim reaper then i heard the announcer and i was like ooh its a bear yeah i see it now=P

  40. frank says:

    i didnt see no moonwalking bear! u didnt tell me too look for no moonwalking bear! stupid test. ask me to look for a moonwalking bear and ill look for the stupid moonwlking bear. you’d think if someone was aware thre ws gonna be a moonwalking bear thy’d say somwthing. jeez….by the way, i still dont see no effin moonwalking bear and ive been watching this vid over and over….. ahole

  41. moonwalking bear says:

    Frank: I was there, I assure you. Look again.

    And the whole point of the test is that the user, when asked to focus all their attention on a task, doesn’t notice something as obvious as a moonwalking bear passing by the screen. Test works perfectly.

    • wefa says:

      It also works pretty good because the bear is black, if you would have been asked to count how many times the black team passed, you would have noticed.

  42. Anthony says:

    I keep on seeing the bloody moonwalking bear
    how am I supposed to not see it???!!!

  43. Anthony says:

    Hey frank dont count the balls just watch it but dont count the passes. you should see a dark brown bear walking in the middle of the the people. skip to 0:15 seconds and i can assure you you will se a guy dressed in a bear costume!

  44. super gay man man says:

    wow that was a good vid tough at first im like what? moon walkin bear *idioit* then i thought it was added to trick you the n i looked back and there was the moon walin bear PS what with accent

  45. me says:

    the accent is ‘cos they’re british, genius…
    anyway, nice ad! I don’t seem to have ever seen this, even though i am from Brasil…

  46. Kimberly says:

    i saw the bear casue i watched somthing like this before

  47. javonte says:

    LOL tha bear looks funny LOL

  48. amyandmia says:

    haha i love this one. i originally thought it was going to ask me how many passes the team on black made instead of asking how many the team in white made (while still asking you to count the white ones at the beginning)because when i was a kid there would be commercials like that and i always felt so stupid when i didnt know

  49. taetae says:

    OMG! Supper cool man

  50. catzrules says:

    awesome man. :) i completely missed that bear!!!!
    i got the number right though. :-/

  51. i like pie says:

    i actually saw the bear, but it was kinda out of the corner of my eye

  52. fossda says:

    its cos the bear looks like one of the players in the black team but still cool!

  53. Lanney says:

    This is so frickin hilarious!!!!!! Nice!!!

  54. KLB says:

    i saw it didn’t realize what it was or what it was doing…

  55. random says:

    I saw the bear the first time i saw this :)) i didnt get the number right :( how is there 13?! :))

  56. Amanda says:

    I couldnt view the video! :-( says not allowed in my country? WTF Im in the USA

  57. Dan says:

    The first time I watched the video I saw the “bear”. I can imagine another person watching the video and counting the passes:

    Person: 1, 2, 3, 4, WHAT THE FU–!?!?!?!

    • Dijonay says:

      LMAO ! ! ! !
      I had the same thought too, I just did not want to verbalize it, with that type of language.

  58. AmetuerAspirant says:

    I lost count when that bear suited guy stepped in…

  59. Lizzie says:

    The link is broken

  60. J says:

    The real illusion is the bear’s horrible attempt at moonwalking

  61. glittergirl says:

    LOL! i counted 13 but compelety missed the bear!

  62. Ed says:

    I wish the bi*ch who cut me off on my motorcycle saw this -__-

  63. Jeremy says:

    Though this didn’t trick me, I’ve seen a video similar to this before, and it definitely fooled me. I’ve tried it on my entire family, and it’s very interesting to see what different people see and count, especially when you can link this to their personality.

  64. Dylan says:

    that was the worst moon walk ive ever seen

  65. Pandiee says:

    LOL Moonwalk bear XD

  66. suor de sapo says:

    Damn, completely failed it! Counted 14 passes and missed the bear, lol

  67. artemis says:

    This is an experiment imagined by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons, for more details and similar experiments see:

    http://www.theinvisiblegorilla.com

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