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By on January 6, 2007, with 28 Comments

According to some people, there should be some kind of illusionary movement present in this sphere below. Well, maybe I have paranoia, but still it didn’t work with me. Something other caught my intention; aside that it’s really nice image, can you see those little cubes inside and around the sphere? If you observer them more closely, you will realize they can both be viewed pointing up, as well as pointing down. Which way is it then? I’ll let you decide. It’s really much similar to fortune wheel we had before – once you saw it move in other direction, you probably had troubles seeing it like before. Same happened to me with that Mars Crater. Go check them, and please comment your experience with the illusion below.

Cubes Optical Illusion


28 Responses
  1. Vurdlak says:

    hmm, just noticed that when you scroll this baby up and down, something strange happens… enjoy!

  2. Anonymous says:

    i agree with vurdlak. scroll up and down.

  3. Eluem says:

    Vurdalk is right, it looks weird when you scroll up and down, but I noticed that if you just stair at it in a fixed possition, the cubes can look like their top is facing left or facing right, I’ve noticed that I can change what I see it as by looking away and blinking and looking back a few times until my mind refreshes.

  4. mitchell... says:

    Whoa… NO NOT THE PICTURE!, The Three Week Old Grill Cheese Samwhich i found… It Was In My Dresser… Weird… OH BY THE WAY.. MY Pudding That I Found.. It Wasn’t Chocolate… Hahahahahaha

  5. smartlink moody says:

    smartlink moody

    Nah it’s just strips of folded paper layed side by side !

  6. Anonymous says:

    Oooh mind-warping how the cubes point in different directions; you can force it by looking at the very top or bottom of the sphere where the parameters are squashed.

    And no I didn’t get movement either, but the rolling lens effect on mousescroll is nice.


  7. ? says:

    All I see is one big ol’ ball in gthe middle that kinda stinks :,(

  8. Anonymous says:

    hey! I love this illuision!!!

    P.s. I also comment other illiusions shown as: ?

  9. Anonymous says:

    i can see the squares in the sphere point up left, up right, down left and down right

  10. Anonymous says:

    yeah, scroll up and downnn

  11. Anonymous says:

    if you look at the picture and then blink a lot the sphere moves around. (mine went to the left, which way did yours go?)

  12. CareBear says:

    Reminds me of what I looked like when I was pregnant.

  13. brendan says:

    awesome illusion
    how do you make those

    PS how old are the people on here

  14. Me, Myself, and iPod says:

    really kewl…
    PS I’m in between 9 and 12… i won’t say my age


  15. stephanie says:

    i did this in 4th grade you just make the squares small at the sides and make them bigger and bigger as you continue to draw

  16. Chris says:

    It’s 3d Q*Bert!

  17. personiful says:

    I like totally think that like it like looks like all the cubes are like totally all facing the same way and like stuff.

  18. qwerty master says:

    dat is so cool!!!

  19. Jenny says:

    I’ve always found that I can change how it appears to me at will, ie. I can switch the cubes to face the other direction without blinking or whatever. Same with the spinning dancer. :/ And supposedly it tells you if you’re left or right brained. Didn’t help me much!!

  20. Brian Peralta says:

    I didnt see it moving at first than i scrolled down to the comments and it looked like it was spinning

  21. shashwat says:

    cool!!! fab art… :)

  22. Ferdinand says:

    I see a bit of a 3D effect with the ball.

  23. Emily says:

    Well, if you stare at it blankly, the “ball” disappears. :o

  24. Joshua says:

    When I scrolled over the sphere it looked like the cubes were moving. It was FREAKY!

  25. hhh says:

    it is so not moving

  26. Blair says:

    It is so moving.

  27. C_dawg says:

    Also, if you stare long enough in the middle, the circle dissapears from sight, and it looks lie a solid image of jsut those cubes, with no sphere in the middle.

  28. Oh, help, society is nuts says:

    I can draw the “stairs”.

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