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Got this awesome illusion in my mailbox recently, and boy was surprised when I realized how I could actually read those strange symbols! Give it a try and report your findings. What I’m more interested in, is how the hell can our brain decrypt this!? Is it the negative spaces? If someone is more knowledgeable regarding this topic, would be nice to hear your idea… Those of you still struggling, here is a little hint.

  • That

    you have too much time on your hands

  • Antione

    HAAA! I got it instantaneously!

  • tyrone

    ironically proven wrong, it took me about 5 seconds to decipher.

  • raey

    this is great
    answer
    You have too much time on Your hands

    correct me if i’m wrong.thenx.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Derek-Paris/100000424992292 Derek Paris

    Done. Took about 20 seconds. It would have taken me FAR longer had I not kept the nature of the site in mind.

  • amy kay

    it says “you have too much time on your hands”

  • Luver.of.Pie

    Oh, I could read it. And yes, yes I do. I won’t say anything, because I don’t want to give away this wonderful illusion!

    Maybe it is kind of like the spelling illusion.

    Ins’t it azamnig how you can raed tihs?

    The human mind is amazing.

  • devin

    i think i figured it out

  • http://www.ideas4writers.co.uk Dave Haslett

    “You have too much time on your hands.” No idea how I can read it. Something to do with negative space, I would guess, but I think there’s more too it in this example. I think perhaps some sort of pattern recognition is also involved, like seeing faces (in clouds, wallpaper, etc) that aren’t really there – our brains are trained to recognise certain patterns and shapes and find meaning in them.

  • chris

    You have too much time on your hands

  • tim

    i do not. i just read it. not hard

  • Bill Martin

    I do have too much time on my hands but then, I’m retired :)

  • Brad

    no YOU have too much time on your hands!

  • RKCrystalSoul

    its right i do

  • sara

    ohh I got it right away, is that bad? lol
    “you have too much time on your hands”

  • Janelle

    You have too much time on your hands. It was quick and easy for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Ketner/1457762509 Robert Ketner

    You’ve Too Much Time On Your Hands

  • Margo Roth Spiegleman

    I didn’t click the hint before looking at it, and I finished with “You have too much time on your hands” The lowercase “t” kept throwing me off.

  • Diff

    Of course I don’t have too much time on my hands. =]
    That was incredibly easy to decipher, strange how it worked. In the thumbnail I thought it said “volume” though.

  • Sarah

    you have too much time on your hands?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Haviland/100000657164709 Richard Haviland

    you have too much time on your hands…….I think that is what I see. I went by the shapes, and this is what I saw.

  • Jarve

    No I don’t :P
    Well maybe some.

  • jon

    OMG!! ok it took me like 15 minutes to figure this out. I won’t spoil it for everybody else, but when I did finally get it, I realized how true the statement is.
    this was a really good one

  • Elevown

    Actualy I couldnt see it for several minutes- and No I dont have too much of that – wish I had more lol.

  • anon.

    surprisingly, i could actually read this very quickly. it says “you have too much time on your hands”
    maybe I’ve been reading too many of these…

  • http://plmethvin.deviantart.com/ Ms.Observant

    It was hard at first but when I just sat and looked at it, i automatically re it without trouble… “You have too much timeon your hands.”

  • Gregory Padilla

    You have too much time on your hands.

    About 8 seconds.

  • Marinna

    you have too much time on your…?
    cant read the last part of the word :(

  • muffin

    “You have too much time on your hands ” ?? but I’m really not sure …

  • casey

    YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS!!!

  • xTHATxDUDEx

    took me about 5 minutes but i think i got it xD

    *******SPOILER ALERT*********
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    you have to much time on your hands

  • jf

    you have too much time in your hands

  • Barbarella

    Whoever came up with this has way too much time on their hands. LOL

  • peace-angel

    Wow I actually got that fairly quickly, kinda like those ones. Actually I like most of the illusions that you use, good stuff :)

  • jarjis

    you have too much time on your hands…..
    it was a hard one to figure out though…

  • Glo

    Yes I have it, right here, haha, nice one, wish I could write the answer. Cool encryption.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-OBray/737265592 Chris O’Bray

    Should be even more cryptic, somehow. Got that in about 2.6 seconds… :( Cool idea though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liz-Alexandria-Johnson/1152988022 Liz Alexandria Johnson

    hmm, maybe i do have too much time on my hands, lol

  • jrc

    saw it instantly. don’t know how-it’s somewhat very clear.

  • Imma Winner

    You have too much time on your hands.

  • Robin

    Perchance is it “You have too much time on your hands…”

  • bleu

    Got it! Pretty tricky!

  • Rawr

    Tehe. Took me a minute or so but I got it. The statement of course is true. :P

  • anonymus

    you have too much time on your hands :)

  • Brooks

    Hard to find a “rule” or “criterion” that fits the translation for all letters. Looks like nearly the center portion of all lettes is “white” unless a line goes throug the middle. You would have too much time on your hands if you could figure it out completely.

  • Chris

    This is a great example of Gestaltism. Gestalt theory began around 1910 with three psychologists named Max Wertheimer, Kurt Koffka and Wolfgang Kohler. Artists like Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and Josef Albers were influenced by Gestalt theory, as were others at the famous Bauhaus design school.

    According to Gestalt theory, when we look at anything we immediately organize it into a pattern or shape that our mind is familiar with rather than seeing it as a bunch of individual random shapes.

  • mark

    I am sorry, I don not see it.

  • Remo

    “YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS”

  • Bry

    *You have too much time on your hands*

  • KRKR

    You have too much time on your hands

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shruti-Sundaram/100001282792783 Shruti Sundaram

    i guess it is — you have too much time on your hands…… but didn’t rlly take toooo long……….

  • jusin

    you have too much time on your hands

  • koala

    took me about 2 minutes to figure it out. KEWL!

  • Milly

    i know what it says [:

  • Stig

    I, strangely, immediately saw “You have too much time on your hands.” OK, I’m sorry, I ruined it.

  • troll

    YOU my friend have too much time on your hands…

  • zumbi

    kool
    I do have too much time on my hands to comment in here…

  • KKA

    “You have too much time on your hands.”
    Haha

  • sal5000

    i’m not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing but i saw it right away. and yes i do apparently.

  • Chad

    I read it the first time. But I do alot of art and draw in the negative sometimes. So maybe that was why i could see it the first time.

  • Jeanette

    Wow, what really surprised me was that when i took 2 seconds to look at this i could actually figure it out… And yes maybe i do have slightly to much time on my hands..

  • mcon1964

    You have too much time on your hands.

  • patch

    You have too much time on your hands.
    Styks song title.

  • Hi

    I think the reason I can read it is because some of the letters are easy to guess, and those letters give you hints to the other letters.

    Your brain does this fast so you might feel like something amazing happened although it hasn’t really.

  • Care Bear

    No one has more time than anyone else. There are 24 hours in every day. Time is the great equalizer. It’s how you spend it that matters.

  • Felix

    you have too much time on “YOUR” hands!haha cwutididthar?

  • Me

    Yay i got it, took me a little bit though =P

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Jacob/100000136311872 George Jacob

    It says:
    you have too much time on your hands
    nice illusion-keep up the good work!!!

  • sunny

    I think that this has something to do with gestalt principle of closure…

  • ht

    You have too much time on your hands!

  • Nathan

    haha if you can read that you have too much time on your hands…

  • Allison

    You have too much time on your hands. =)

  • Arhana

    you have too much time on your hands

  • Georgiana

    you live too much time on your…?

  • Riccardo

    I got it and it took me only a few seconds to read it

  • Fred

    You have too much time on your hands. I got it the first time I read it on the full screen view. The widget only showed a partial view.

  • zeocide

    It look me a little time to realize that some of the symbols stand for more than one letter. “you have too much time on your hands”

  • Tonya

    this one actually took me a bit…
    You have too much time on your hands.

  • Bobina

    Yeahhh, I do have too much… =[

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-McRae/100000479198917 Karen McRae

    I do believe that I have too much time on my hands.

  • Cherry Blossom

    Huh?

  • sharon

    wow that is excellent …… i saw it straight away ive showed my family and they cant get it ….

  • david

    you have too much time on your hands

  • sharon

    ive got too much time on my hands looking at optical illusions hahahaha

  • Hapolo

    It reads “you have too much time on your hands”,not really… took at least 15 secs

  • qwertyuiop

    i already know i have too much time on my hands ;)

  • mike

    You have to much time on your hands? EPIC

  • http://taichou-henk.deviantart.com Giblet

    I wish I had…!

  • http://www.lordkap.it Lord Kap

    I think the phrase is: ‘you have too much time on your hands’. ;)

  • A Snail

    Finally worked it out. The word at the top right gave me the most trouble. Strange how some of it is negative and some not. Its a bit like playing hangman trying to work out the words from the letters you can work out.

  • Robert Lee Salazar

    got it in like 10 seconds….i guess i didnt much of it then huh

  • Josh

    I get as far as “You have”

  • Josh

    Now I get it, but most of it is just guessing and not “reading”… Probably has to do something with the fact dat you actually expect real words there…

  • Sarah Smith

    Haha… how on earth can I read this?

  • MickeyXD

    Lolwut, i just read through it, took me like 10 seconds… i think its the negative spaces.

  • anon

    “you have too much time on your hands”

  • Eddie

    You have too much time on your hands

  • http://www.hiwelt.com Hiwelt

    My solution after painting outlines around the symbols:

    “You have too much time on your hands”

    whereupon the letter “T” is tricky, it seems to be a capital “T”, all the other letters are at lower caps.

  • Tanis

    Even went to the hint and still doesn’t appear to be anything coherent to me >.<

  • Ooiyabukshui

    i agree, Bob-whatever DOES have too much…

  • ninja

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    you have too much time on your hands :(

  • Matt Hodgkins

    I see what it says. Of Course, I don’t want to give it away to anyone that doesn’t know, but if you’ve spent more than 5 minutes trying to figure it out, you’re probably close to seeing the truth.

  • mrboma

    If only this were true… you can never have too much time on your hands, in your pockets, or anywhere else.

  • dr. retarded

    you have too much time on your hands

  • Azmi

    You have too much time on you ..what is that? HAHCS or NANCS???

    can’t quite get the last word…

  • jenni

    omg that was so easy. i just read it as if it was plain text.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jimmy-Lopez/1113796257 Jimmy Lopez

    i have no idea why i can read it but thats pretty impressive. took me a minute but i got it.

  • jordan

    you have too much time on your hands?

  • Billy Jones

    you have to much time on your hands

  • smartest person alive

    you have too much time on your hands

  • peraltr

    so do you.

  • tooom

    this took me ages to get…

    “you have too much time on your hands”

  • Tonya LaVette Spanks

    No, I do not. Identify a few letters and the rest falls into place. Good job.

  • what’s in a name?

    ‘you have too much time on your hands’?

  • Digit

    “You have too much time on your hands” …. title gives it away a bit …. but this did not take me much time to work it out as I have been playing with this type of “illusion” myself lately …

  • hole

    you have too much time on your hands.

    didn’t take too long to read that..

  • Dale Alberto

    hahah i got it… it took me 5 minutes to figure out the last word and 1 minute to figure out the first 7 words… i was about to post a comment asking what the last word was ( and so i scrolled up again) and kind of skimmed through the last set of shapes for half a second and started typing again… then i realized that the word was “hands”. i dont know how i did it but i guess skimming through it helps… for me :)

  • Courtney Rafter

    haha i go itt lol

  • Kimon

    Wow, I read that almost immediately. The brain’s capacity for filling in missing information is amazing!

  • Aeqel

    You have too much time on your hands?

  • JCAN

    I don’t have too much time in my hands. I just have too little work to be done. :D

  • The Ultimate Illusion

    it says: YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS.
    hahahahah funny one ;)

  • Priya

    I read it as “You Have too much time on your…..” Last word could not figure out.

  • Whatcamallit

    It says “You Have Too Much Time On Your Hands” isn’t it?

  • Vera

    “You have too much time on your hands” is what it says. Some of the symbols are pretty much identical with the corresponding letters, though most of them aren’t… But as they say, “the human mind abhors a vacuum of sense; when faced with absurdity it would strain its interpretative faculty to the utmost to make the meaningless meaningful”. I guess this principle does come into play here.

  • Yay

    That took me like a second. The statement lies. :(

  • popcorn

    haha funny!! did it easily!! :)

  • carm

    “you have too much time on your hands”

  • That man there

    the t’s look weird

  • Cat

    I got it! :D
    This is good!
    Thank you for the great illusions :)

  • edthedish

    You have too much time on your hands :)

  • abc

    It says “You have too mch time on your hands”

  • feces

    This is hard :@

  • Mikael

    “You have too much time on your hands”
    Once you see that the first word is “You” it’s not hard at all to tell what the rest says. It has a little to do with the negative spaces, but not that much seeing as how there is no negative space around the letters, just the “inside” of them. Once your brain figures out that a certain white “character” corresponds to a certain letter you can put everything together quite easily.

  • Jessie

    Wow, I can read it. It says “You have too much time on your hands”
    I wonder how I knew that, how interesting (:

  • Simon

    Oooo i got it! :P Don’t know if I want to spoil it for others yet. You can figure it out if you have too much time on your hands ;)

  • Satyan Basavanahalli Ramamurthy

    You have too much time on your hands!!!

  • qk

    you have too much time on your hands

  • Frost

    You have too much time on your hands

  • Vendula

    …you have too much time on your ………, hm I don´t know what is the last word, but the rest of words is easy to recognize

  • W@RF

    I would agree if I had 10 watches on (joke spoiler).

    Took a couple of minutes before I discovered how to read it, v.good.

  • Sam2P

    not that difficult, but i do wonder how the brain relates these signs to actual letters… weird. I guess since we can read one or two letters of a word, the rest is suggested by our brains.

  • VictoriaP

    Hello! Great post, I managed reading it quite easily. As soon as you spot the way the letters are introduced, the words become obvious!

  • Xaver

    Wow that’s amazing… The letters h, m, n and r have almost the same symbol and c and d are very similar, too. But because you know the words
    I can read it:
    You have too much Time on your hands.

  • Nomis

    You have to much time on your hands ?

    Its lkie tpynig lkie tihs? You can siltl udnretsnad it, we hvae srmat biarn, huh?

  • fred

    You have to much time on your ????

    I just can’t read the last word……

  • Mario Rosario

    you have too much time on your hands
    yea thats wat i think woot woot
    n yea i do lol

  • Jane

    I found it hard to decipher this. The ‘C’ and the ‘T’ took me some time to figure out.
    It says: you have too much time on your hands

  • zyphr

    you have too much time on your hands

  • JOON

    YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS

    Thats cool!!!!

  • Latisha

    I like it a lot . . . great illusion :D

  • hugo

    1st comment

    pretty easy that one!

  • Scott

    You Have Too Much
    Time On Your Hands

  • sharpercheese

    Wow, human brains are amazing. That’s all I’ve got to say.

  • essayn

    Hm, dont really can see it, but i guess its called: You have to much time on your…the last word I dont get it. But it looks fpor me like an h a h c…neverless funny picture actually…BTW_ 1st ;P

  • BusyBody

    I’ll love to give the solution – But unfortunately I do not have ENOUGH time on my hands…sorry guys
    :-)

  • Mike

    “you have too much time on your hands”

    well not as much as the guy who made it.

  • Zoe

    you have too much on your mind. that was east to read i just looked at it! :)

  • Ken

    It says: “You have too much time on your hands”

  • Mark Bowen

    Yep I most definitely do (answer to the image ;-) ).

    Nice one that. Definitely something to do with the negative space that one.

    Best wishes,

    Mark

  • somebody

    yay 1st comment! i think it says…

    you have too much time on your hands

  • Jess1998Angel

    You have too muan time on your nanas? Thats what i think it says,but im not sure.I figured out in paint.

  • carli ii

    i think it says ‘you have too much time on your hands’ . the title was a clue. no idea how i did it, though.

  • Cheadle

    You have too much time on your hands

  • Rachael

    You have too much time on your hands!!!

  • Camika

    SPOILER!!!

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    It reads: “You have too much time on your hands”

  • Dana

    does it say “you have too much time on your hands”? I’m not a native speaker, so I don’t quite understand…

  • No One

    Easy. Got it first try.

  • http://collettivo.tk Palmino

    Just can’t get it -.-

  • Nikolai Scheel

    I just said what i saw immediatly:

    You have too much time on your back.

    Great illusion!

  • Sierra

    if you can decipher this You have too much time on your hands XD

  • viv

    I read it immediately O.O

  • Pie

    you have too much time on your hands.

  • Roslanata

    you have ?oo much time on your hands
    is that it??? hahahahaha

  • Daniel Khodadadian

    I love it! …and yes, it is TRUE! :)

  • AliceIgnis

    I cannot figure out every single word… but may be because english is not my mother tongue and I don’t know some of these words…

    I read: “You have too —- —- on your —–”
    the fourth word is may be “time” ?

  • http://hotmail.com Nosa

    you have too much xxxx on your xxxx

  • maria

    I cannot figure this out

  • lilly

    ‘you have too much time on your hands’ i think???

  • rray

    dude, even if i could read “you have too much time on your hands”..such an interpretation is very subjective, subjective to me being already aware of the saying. The upshot is such an interpretation lacks uniformity between letters like h and n. There are many others.

  • Peder Maas-Olsen

    WOW!!!

    Totally amazing!

    Also have no idea how a person can even read this.

  • Jacob

    I think its
    You Have Too Much
    Time On Your Hahas

  • Craig

    Haha, good one today! It’s too early on a Monday to really know for sure.

  • Saiful

    You Have Too Much Time On Your Hands??

  • JP Pinto

    It takes me a minute to decipher this as it is read “You have too much time on your hands”

  • Bean

    I don’t have enough time on my hand to decipher it… ;)

  • Pamela Fontaine

    I DO have too much time on my hands! :)

  • antou

    I can read : You have too much ulme on your hands

    But i’m not really sure about “ulme” ^^’ maybe time instead of ulme .

  • Kathy

    Pretty good, except for the t’s.

  • Mike

    You have too much time on your hands!

  • JMAN12

    You have too much time on your hands to look at this illusion!!! Get it?!?

  • Kat Stuart

    This was a good one :) and yes i do

  • alpoole

    I really don’t, I shouldn’t even really reply to this I’m so busy. LOL

  • n17ment

    lol very true

  • dizzyfish

    wish i did….

  • Gahh!

    You Have Too Much Time On Your Hands…!!!!!!!!!!
    Took me a while, couldn’t see the “Too” and “Much” Hahahaha nice. I like it :D

  • psb

    This I read in an instant. So I tried it on my 19 y.o. and my 10 y.o. 18 y.o. got it immediately. With just a little assist 10 y.o. got it…I figure he hasn’t heard the quote too often, so knowledge of this phrase must play a part in how quickly you can read it.

  • nestro

    lol wow i have too much time on my hands

  • whatever

    hahaha!! i get it!!

  • Sebasu

    For the ones who cant decipher this.
    You Have Too Much Time On Your Hands

  • manzy

    YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HEANDS

  • Peter H

    Too easy… you can just read it normally

  • http://www.jandrich.dial.pipex.com Rich Saunders

    You have too much time on your hands!

  • bas

    you have too much time on your hands

  • http://www.youravon.com/janiceallen Janice

    Wow!! it only took me a couple of seconds to read this and I am passing it on.

  • dan

    You have too much time on your hands

  • johnny D

    I definately have too much time onmy hands if I was able to decipher this. Nice title.

  • Siona

    I was able to read this instantly! Cool! It says: You have too much time on your hands!

  • jude

    you have too much time on your hands

  • Tracey Lee

    you have too much time on your hands

  • Bob

    It says “You have too much time on your hands” hahahah!

  • al

    i do have too much time on my hands

  • Arnaldo

    you have too much time on your hands? isn’t?

  • Drs. Dem

    I think “you have too much time on your hands” :p

  • Sebastian

    You have too much time on your hands!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Severino-Lozano-Diez/100001207419501 Severino Lozano Diez

    You have too much time on your hands

  • Fay

    answer; you have too much time on your hands

  • ann

    kewl. im first! Well, i saw this and i got stuck in the end of the first line, but then i came back and I read the whole sentence. :D not a bad illusion, but its a bit obvious.

  • Eric

    I guess I do!

  • Georgiana

    ok, forget about the first one…
    you have too much time on your hands
    is this it? this is it, rite?

  • Ryan

    This one came to me pretty quick. “You have too much time on your hands”.

  • Albert

    Jejeje.
    You haVe too much time on your hands

  • redxian

    You have too much time on your hands

  • BrainStorm_wf

    You have too much time on your… hahcs? nancs?

    Sorry, I couldn’t decrypt the last word lol… my english not so good :P

  • UNKNOWN

    YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS!!

    good one!!!!

  • Jace

    “you have too much time on your hands”

  • av

    It says:

    “You have too much time on your hands”

  • Myles

    got it in 2 seconds

  • me

    It says ” You have too much time on your
    ?hahs? ” (Sorry, I couldn’t figure out the last one)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Talis-Phn/1415535084 Talis Pähn

    SPOILER ALARM!

    You have got too much time on your hands

    Pretty awesome. :D it helps if you jack your head back and forth when reading it

  • Dave Swan

    Easy peasey. And no I don’t.

  • Blobby

    You have too much time on your hands – I can see it after a little staring.

  • Marc

    buddy “you have too much time on your hands”

    :)

  • eXo

    “You have too much time on your hands”

    the last word is hard im from germany…

  • Lacy

    “You have too much time on your hands”

    Hahahaha!!! I have solved it! It took me about five minutes.

    I was able to decipher “you,” “too,the ‘m’ in “much,” “on,” the ‘you’ in “your,” and the ‘s’ in “hands.” Then I somehow concluded that it said, “You have too much time on your hands,” considering the blog title and everything. :)

    Cool.

  • BrainStorm_wf

    Ok i got it now…

    You have too much time on your hands.

    Good illusion, make me think a lot.

  • Rob

    Its readable without decrypting…

  • James Barron

    “You have too much time on your hands”. Your title for today’s illusion was too much of a give away.

  • maddie

    its “you have to much time on your hands”

  • Joe Od

    i didn’t get that :S

  • joe

    most people looking at this site have too much time on their hands

  • Mant

    You have too much time on your hah*s

  • T

    Yeah, that’s true

  • Ryan

    1st. Any, I think it said “you have too much time on your hands”.

    Sorry for spoiler.

  • zach

    i dont have to much time on my hands >:(

  • Donny

    You have too much time on your hands

  • JOKER49022

    WE ALL HAVE TOO MUCH TIME ON OUR HANDS

  • melody

    It really didnt take too much time! It helps to lean back from the moniter a little, and stop focusing on the white area.

  • bob

    you have to much time on your hands…..thats what it says

  • Dan

    That’s an odd one — at first I thought it would be trickier than it is, but if you just go through it quickly, your brain may sort it out without waiting for you to make sure it makes sense. Pretty nifty.

  • toodle pip

    I’m honestly baffled.
    I seem to make out the words “you”, “have”, and “your”. All generic words, and it’s probably just my mind trying to make sense out of abstract symbols (which I’ve got the feeling is the point of the whole illusion) – if I really let my imagination loose I can make out words like “volume”, “sound”, “head” to name a few… these may all just come from my own cognitive bias, though.
    I guess I’ll feel like a fool when I see it; I just know it’s staring me in the face.

    Awesome illusion nonetheless.
    If anyone could point me in the right direction..? ;)

  • Josh

    you have too much time on your hands 3 seconds

  • Lizzie

    SPOILER!!!!!!!
    - You have too much time on your hands.
    Thats funny. It took me a while to figure this out :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patricia-Ann-Ingram/1167061384 Patricia Ann Ingram

    “You have too much time on your hands”? I’m strictly guessing….I paint negative space in pictures but this one alludes me completely. Come on people, get those brains working and tell me what it says…..I’m waiting….;<)

  • Zac Girvan

    I do not… Well I am a University student :).

  • Matze

    You have too much time on your hands.
    Too easy 8)

  • Trancis

    you have too much time on your hands… it took me a few seconds…

  • Fer

    I have it.

    .

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    You have too much time on your hands.

  • Nick

    I cant figure it out :|

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Haviland/100000657164709 Richard Haviland

    Vurdlak………Once again I’m left “awaiting moderation”. Is there something wrong? If there is let me know, please.

  • ccd_luna

    Ŧook me about 2 seconds to decipher! Funny

  • Facebook User

    How amazing, i was quite eas to read once you got the first word
    gracymac

  • Sebowos

    =(

  • http://is.gd/1gsgh Aestolia

    Well we know that the mind tries to make order from chaos by use of learned memory. Which is why we’re able to understand and largely over look typo’s, and also one of the things that helps you understand things like text speech.

    For me, I couldn’t decipher all of the individual letters, I still can’t. But when I could recognize 2/3 characters of a word, my mind is able to fill in the remainder, and once I understood the first line I only had to barely look at the second line before i knew what it said.

    It’s like a cell phones auto-complete feature.. you recognize the first part and the context, it fills in the rest… I love my brain

  • No one

    OHHHHH Hahaha! That took me a while, I was starring at it, so I asked someone for help, and right away I found it! That’s great :)

  • http://www.leoncino.net francesco

    you have too much time on your hands

  • Lia

    HAHAHA that’s brilliant!
    I think my brain knows that the written part is true already so it’s easier for it to read it :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Felipe-Jiyuu-Hage/704187308 Felipe Jiyuu Hage

    Too much time indeed

  • http://www.jhack.it/blog Jhack

    It seems something like “You have too much time on your hands”.

  • Midget

    “you have too much time on your hands”

    that was easy but at the same time it was kinda kwl

  • Trevor

    You have too much time on your hands.

  • photobug

    It doesn’t ever take me long to read any kind of word illusions…my eyes usually see it right away. Then I see friends try to do it and it blows my mind how long it takes them! I guess some people can see things like that easier but it makes me wonder why…is it a left brain right brain thing???

  • nicole

    i figured this out!! its quite easy once you got a good look at it!

  • Marcus

    lol, not too hard… :D
    I just tried to read it fast…

  • john lennon

    it says:
    “you have toommuch time on your hands”
    it took me about 15 minutes to solve it

  • john lennon

    *too much*
    my mistake XD

  • thepuzzlemaster

    i really do

  • Nn

    yeahh

    SPOILER!!!

    you have too much time on your hands :D

  • Emily

    you have too much time on your hands! HA! it took me like 2 seconds.

  • A

    Don’t know how, but I could read it in less than a minute.

  • moses

    You have too much time on your hands

  • Alison

    I think i have.

  • Alison

    Too Much Time On My Hands

  • Sara Williams

    i know i have too much time on my hands no need to rub it in hehehe

  • popesantaxiv

    I suppose I do have too much time on my hands.

  • Spoiler

    *Spoiler*

    You have too much time on your hands.

    *Spoiler*

  • Manuel

    solved: youhave too much time on your hand.

  • edgar

    you have too much on your… hands?
    I don’t understand very good the last word

  • http://www.vizard.me Vizard

    YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS.

  • Jason

    You have too much time on your hands

  • justin

    you have to much time on your hands… FIRST!!!

  • Stephen

    Took me a while. But after I see it, it’s so obvious. I think it helps that it’s a common phrase. If it’s a more obscure phrase, it would have taken a lot longer to figure it out, I am sure.

  • Hedgeh

    “You have too much time on your hands.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Ribeiro-Lopes/1569157500 David Ribeiro Lopes

    You have too much time on your nancs? Whats nancs?

  • Tracy O Bryan Murray

    That’s a good one.

  • Koesper

    I dont have time for this…

  • Rosary

    “You have too much
    time on your hands”

  • Samantha

    “You have too much time on your hands”

  • Zach K

    SPOILER ALERT
    You Have Too Much Time On Your Hands

  • Jeroen

    “You have too much time on your..” erm.. can’t read that last word :S
    Great illusion, though!

  • whocareswatmynameis

    i know what it says!it took me about 40-45 seconds. and its true though, what this says. at least for me.haha. am i first comment?

  • Million

    I like this optical illusions website, however what I DON’T like about it is sometimes the writer does not give an answer to the optical illusion. For example, “Got Time to Decipher This?”. My answer is “No I do not have time to devote every second of the rest of my life to figure out the answer!” The answer is not “in-your-face” obvious, nor does the link to the “little hint” help in giving a clue to the answer!” The “little hint” link is about Arabic writing, the above is NOT Arabic writing, so the writer is comparing oranges to spinach!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ilias-Gerassimou/100000130770585 Ilias Gerassimou

    “you have too much time on your hands”? That was easy one… i saw it pretty clearly from the start…

  • Joel Corless

    I don’t know how this works but i know what it says, funny message.

  • Sally

    No I don’t!

  • Joel Corless

    i think it might be something to do with the fact that some letters just look similar when writen in ‘negative’ and out brain just fills in the gaps.

  • colin

    i got it! yessssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!

  • monkeyflesh

    you have too much time on your hands

  • Zoas

    You have too much time on your hands. At least that is what I think it says.

  • Emmmmmmma

    Sadly, this statement is too true…

  • jbaby

    you have too much time on your hands

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lasse-Kiilerich/742482478 Lasse Kiilerich

    Don’t we all :)

  • Des

    You have too much time on your hands?

  • David

    The brain recognizes the shapes/negative shapes, and their relative positions on the page and next to each other.

  • Olga

    You have too much time on your hands.

    So have I.

  • Fady

    Took ‘too much time’ to get it. Good thing I had free time on my ‘hands’

  • A fan

    Yes…. people who make this illusions have indeed ( something something something figure the solution out :))

  • ali

    I got the first word, thought the second was “never” for a second, got confused… and then realized it was “have” and then easily read the rest without effort after that.

  • D_rules

    “you have too much time on your hands” is what i got out of that

  • chris

    I got this right away ,

  • Poppy

    Hmm, it only took me about five seconds. I don’t agree with it – I think I’m permitted five seconds.
    :D

  • duggm

    I do not!

  • A bit knowledgeable

    Yes, that largely is because of the negative spaces. Our brain often doesn’t even read single letters, but it reads a combination of letters (which makes us read sentences quicker, but also sometimes causes us to misread things). It recognizes patterns, which can also be found in negative spaces. For example the U/N/Ms have a very distinctive negative space and the S is just easy. So our brain recognizes that this is the kind of pattern it needs to decipher, it would actually have more difficulty if some of the letters were normal. You probably also unconsciously went searching for a couple of letters that were less obvious to you, just because the pattern was obvious. It would be much more difficult if it was less obvious that the brain has to look for one certain “language”, for example if the image was highly cluttered.

  • http://snowman25.funpic.de Snowman25

    Seen it on first sight. Needed around 2-3 seconds. Last Word was a bit hard to read though.

  • twitch

    It says you Have Too Much Time On Your Hands.
    I pretty much got it straight away from the negative spaces as you mentioned.

  • Anomo

    Does it say; You have to much time on your hands?

  • Paul Ferrar

    I’m not sure why I can read it I just can it came to me right away. It would be great if someone could tell us why. Have a great day all.

  • KOkili

    “You have too much time on your hands”?

  • Lorelei Shark

    I don’t know how it’s done – but I see “you have too much time on your hands”. I guess I do if I have the time to focus on this.

  • Michael Gilmore

    You have too much time on your hands

    Great post

  • AJ

    I do have too much time on my hands

  • Gman

    You have too much time on your hands.

  • Olivia

    You have too much time on your hands

  • Jay

    I don’t get it…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Armando-Chacon/100000560373746 Armando Chacon

    you have too much time on your hands

  • Tom

    This puzzle is very interesting and is not that simple to solve. If you can figure out the first two words, the phase will come out easily.
    This puzzle is an interpretation puzzle. “Is the glass half full or half empty?” Our mind doesn’t always pick up on the most obvious clues so we have to look at the shapes or characters presented.
    If I have too much time on my hands, then the person that created this has twice as much time on theirs. lol

  • JC

    you have too much time on your hands, right?

  • osckilo

    I haven’t got enough time on my hands to solve this one…. :)

  • andrew

    no you do

  • RoystonBob

    “You have too much time on your hands” not even hard.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-de-Aguiar/1096794023 William de Aguiar

    That’s not hard, but…
    Why I have too much volume on my hands?

  • boa aesn

    i have no idea what this means!….someone help!

  • Leah

    you have too much time on your hands?

  • TOny

    Read it straight off as well! Impressive demo of some type of basic symbol/word recognition.

  • Sarah

    You have too much time on your hands!

  • scotto

    First?

    You have got too much time on your hands

    I’m not sure why I got that so soon.

  • Tammy

    You Have Too Much Time On Your Hands

  • Cindy B.

    Does it say: ”You have too much time on your hands” ?

  • ELC

    i got to: you have to _____ _____ on your _-___

  • Anon11

    hmm, good illusion :D its alot different then whats been on here lately

  • illusionist

    I wish I did…

  • dee

    haha….It’s not that I have too much time on my hands, it’s just that I know how to waste it!

  • someone

    you have too much time on your hands!

  • Bryan

    I guess I do have too much time on my hands… Still don’t get how the T and I negatives make any sense…

  • cranky

    I don’t have as much time on my hands as I would like, but it is a pretty cool illusion.

  • anon

    I got this right away!

  • Whitney N. Ollivierre

    “You Have Too Much Time On Your Hands” ?
    did it w/o the hint! realli kool… would like to know how ur brain does it fuh real. =S

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joshua-Alan-Cook/1797573493 Joshua Alan Cook

    It took me ten minutes to decode this, with my sister’s help. Don’t read this if you want to keep it a secret.********hvae*********mcuh********tmie**********hdnas*******************

  • Voigt

    I (don’t) have too much time on my hands. I need more time time to enjoy stuff like this!

  • emil

    “you have too much time on your hands” :D

  • Pepe

    First comment,

    “You have too much time on your hands”

  • veronica

    you have too much time on your hands

  • Niz

    ….. @_@ i’m…. honestly stumped. I can’t see it. Mighty illusions, I bow to thee as I have met my match.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lisa-Seenarine-Heeralal/100000431200965 Lisa Seenarine Heeralal

    hmmm? i think its ” you have too much time on your hands” does neone see the same?

  • Leo

    “You have to many time on your hands” ?
    I’m french, and if this is an idiom or something like that, i didn’t know it before.
    The power of mind, :D

  • emil

    yes, it is the negative spaces of lowercase letters

  • Trevor

    I think it’s just shape recognition, which makes the message of “You have too much time on your hands” amusing, because I imagine most people would recognize the message faster than they realize. unless it’s a comment on too much time spent surfing the web.

  • edgar

    YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TIME IN YOUR.. HANDS

  • Mylena

    you have too much time on your hands… wow !!!

  • ollo

    You’d have to have too much time on your hands to try soliving this…

  • Leo

    I must have written too fast, “too many time” instead of “too much time” in my first post.
    But that’s what I’ve read at the first time, just stop paying attention when I wrote the first one.
    Still power of mind ^^

  • Anoymous

    I don;t have enough time on my hands to decipher this.

  • bboy bouda

    you have too much time on yours hands

    1st

  • bboy bouda

    you have too much time on your hands

    :p

  • Falon

    Normally, I’d solve this, but now I just have a really short attention span.

  • Marcio

    You have too much time on your hands.

  • fallenthorn

    Some days I do. took me a moment to read the text.

  • John

    You have too much time on your hands

  • EricD

    not true it only took me a few seconds

  • maria

    YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS! that is ssssoooo awesome! i love it

  • sienna

    you have too much time on your hands…. took me literally 5 seconds to read. We are able read it so fast because the shapes depict actual letters and our brain already often overlooks things, therefore it it human nature to be able to read this phrase.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peter-Gorham/1046321338 Peter Gorham

    That’s wierd that we can read it – and its not all negative spaces. The T’s are not in negative space (or maybe only partly). Now I gotta spend some time working.

  • http://www.moillusions.com/2010/07/got-time-to-decipher-this.html Danny(;

    omg omg!!! it took me like 8 minutes probably but i got it lol. . . great illusion(:

  • Lauren Berezowsky

    this is very easy to solve if u know the T looks like this “t”

  • José Alberto Polanco Candelario

    Pretty nice one, a little difficult at first glance… but yeah i have a lot of time jeje

  • corrado mattioli

    you have too much time on your hands

  • butch

    you have too much time on your hands

  • Chuckalakala

    Nope… I can see many letters forming as spaces inbetween the white blocks but I’m not able to comprehend them. Help, guys?

  • Sharon Padron

    HAHA, FIRST :D

    IT says:

    You have too much time on your hands.

  • Blee

    I don’t know, but when I looked at this picture, I saw the message immdiately. Actually, I’ve been surfing the site for a while, and it keeps happening, when I’m supposed to not possess a quick enough mind to get in until after a minute… Though, as I type this, my keyboard looks funny, and if I look around my room, it looks distorted.

  • Roberto Martinez

    SPOILER!!!!!!

    you have too much time on your hands

  • lol

    your right i do have too much time on my hands

  • Bowser

    dam it all i no is at bottom is an s

  • Fess

    WOW ! I find it unreal that I can read this.

  • lew

    1st and it says ”you have too much time on your hands”i think lol!!

  • Jessica Bowman

    you have too much time on ur hands

  • NickNPJ

    Hahaha you’re right. I really DO have too much time :-P

  • http://ilustresdesconocidos.sion.com Juanchi

    * spoiler *
    * spoiler *
    * spoiler *
    * spoiler *
    * spoiler *
    * spoiler *

    “You have too much time on your hands”

  • Jessica Ann Bowman

    you have too much time on your hands :)

  • Jacques Kuun

    What?

  • bramlet

    I could actually read that nearly as fast as regular text. maybe 85% speed the first time through it.

    • Jackson

      Same here, I just looked and was like ‘Oh that was simple’

  • Gman

    I think we all know that the answer is you have too much time on your hands. STOP POSTING THE ANSWER!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Umm you literally just did. yours was the first one that i saw that had the answer posted in it. dont be a hypocrite

  • person

    wow…that was easy…took me 2 seconds… literally…

  • Azmi

    Ahhh…thanks guys..
    Last time can’t quite get the last word…

    HANDS…the last word is tricky…:D

  • piyush koshiya

    you have….

  • Artimid

    I haven’t really run across one yet where I couldn’t see what it was.. but I also could only make out “You have” as piyush did.

  • Moosh

    lol, its you have too much time on your hands!…
    (=.=”) im such a spoiler XD

    • whitney

      thanks

    • Rosabel

      I got easily but when i first glanced over it, it looked quite hard… but it is true I do have to much time on my hands!!

  • Nick

    OOOOHHH!!!! HAHA I GET IT!!

    • Lucy

      yeh ikr its really kleva

  • Steve W

    I love this one! I have to admit that I first had to look at the hint, which was also a fun trip – But I was able to read that which is a true fact concerning my life…And it only took a few seconds: “I have too much time on my hands” LOL! I had a stroke last year which left me disabled and I spend every day, at home, alone, goofing around with the Internet. Keep them coming! I haven’t been able to solve all of them but, it’s good exercise for my brain after brain surgery. :)

  • ruby

    to gman, actually, you are the only person here that has posted the answer.

    • JayEvans

      Lol…yeah

  • whizz

    it says “you hav too many time on your hands” HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    • betty

      lol so funny rotf

  • WP

    Good one :D

  • http://xforcegames.webs.com Kiffe

    “You have too mouch time in your… Nanas?”

  • Sebastian

    YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS

  • Ember Mclain Fan

    I want to control time suddenly… o.e

  • Unicorn Cheeks

    i read: you have bloo volume on mulan volumatics… any one else confused???

  • Marci

    I got it in less than 30 seconds. the “much” threw me for a few seconds, but after that it was simple.

  • brianna

    i dont see how that reads as a “t”, but could read the rest

    • Harper

      The two “t” threw me sooo off! lol

  • whitney

    i have no idea what it says…cant read any of these illusions

  • Cherry Blossom

    yeah, I think I have it now….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abril-Barrn/1585295694 Abril Barrón

    you have too…..
    it was difficult, but if you see to the comments, you can know the answer…you have too much time on your hands.!

  • http://meegoota.blogspot.com/ Jortecus

    i speak spanish and at the beggining i couldn’t do it, but i was seeing again and i see: “you have…”

  • http://moillusions.com Softbollchik

    i do not… that is mean of you to say… i am bored and i love illusions… also that was really fast… easy… and obvious to read… so shut up FATA$$

  • Rosendo

    hahahaha it took me a while, but good one though

  • Innuendo

    I took about a second to find that so- I do NOT have too much of it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carlo-Miguel-Delos-Angeles/100000740350035 Carlo Miguel Delos Angeles

    too hard!!!!!

  • raaa

    You Have To Much Time On Your Hands

  • Tornike Bakuradze

    პერფეცტ ონე perfect one :))

  • Mandy

    You Have too much time on your hands.

    got that super quick.

    Amazing!!

  • Someone

    You have too much time on your hands. I got it in ten seconds.

  • Manu Don

    Nice illusion..though i am sure it would be a lot tougher to decipher if it was some arcane text. Shows how our brain wants to fit everything according to what it knows (well, which every optical illusion does) XD

  • 111

    :O

  • HaZe

    wow that took me about 3 seconds. and actually i do not have too much.

  • Jam

    I used to be a master at these optical illusions when I was a child, but for some reason, I still cannot read the entire message (of course I know what it says b/c everyone posted the answer). Maybe it has something to do with my eyes? I have astigmatism in both. It really pisses me off, though ;-/

  • Aisling Eileen O Carroll

    whats the answer?
    can not c anything!

  • Manny

    Not sure if anyone’s said this yet or not, but I’m pretty sleepy and don’t want to read all the comments XD; I think the reason our brains can read this message so easily is because of closure. If you don’t know what closure is, it’s our brains filling in missing spaces to form something that we’re familiar with. A lot of illusions work this way. I think because the shapes of the empty spaces slightly resemble the actual letters, our brains are able to piece the puzzle together and make sense out of what we’re seeing. Also, once we get the first few words, it’s much easier to figure out the rest because of the context it’s in.

  • Brennah

    i must be alot smarter then i thought…i got that QUICKLY haha

  • charley

    Manny is 100 percent correct. That is why we use camo in the military and when hunting. It breaks up the lines our brains want to see.

  • Karen

    I actually got it! You have too much time on your hands

  • IAMCHEESE

    You have too much lime on your heads
    That’s what I thought the first time, but I figured out it was
    You have too much time on your hands

  • Maxie

    Is it bad that I can never read these? I have no clue!

  • Bob the wezel

    you have too much time on your hands wow that was esey!!!

  • LightofDeath

    i thought the first 2 words was “Volume 100″ in a few seconds but in a sec i knew it was you have too much time on your hands easy

  • http://Facebook.com PedoBear

    YOUHAVE TO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS

  • Anonymus

    YOu haVe ToO mUch TiMe oN YoUr hAnDs
    thats what i saw.. and i can read that 99% faster than regular text O_o

  • elmer

    YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS

  • cheekydanchex

    you guys have way too much time on your hands

  • James

    Is six seconds too much time?

  • puppyrocker

    Styx sings that! but its I have too much time on my hands

  • Cleo Rhea

    We had to do this in Psychology. It’s to do with how your brain interpets words. If you wrote a sentence but mixed up the independant letters in the words, keeping only the first and last letter then you can read it the same. Your brain doesn’t actually look at the individual letters just the shape of the word, length and predicts it too.

    Hpoe eervonye enjoys otpcial ilulisnos as mcuh as i do! :D

  • Annie

    I read it pretty much at once, but I am noit sure how or why !

  • Annie

    I read it pretty much at once, but I am not sure how or why !

  • Grace

    You have too much time on your hands…………………………..*faint*. Where am I who am I what am I

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