Pouring Water Optical Illusion

In years of doing this what I do, I have come across various optical illusion patterns whose effect often can’t easily be explained. Still, them patterns provide very intensive results, most often having something to do with illusory movement of some sort. I have also learned how various patterns can cause nausea and make you feel quite uneasy. Just look at today’s illusion for example: not only will the water automatically begin pouring after some time, I bet it won’t take it long before you won’t be able to look at the given pattern no more. It somehow makes my head hurt, yet I can’t rationally explain why is this happening. If you feel masochistic feel free to use this picture for your desktop wallpaper. I dare you to try it :D Let’s see how long does it take before you go berserk!

44 Replies to “Pouring Water Optical Illusion”

  1. i can see how its supposed to be working, but it isn’t for me :P
    I lvoe he Psychadelic mind melt though ;)! set that as one of my backgrounds! (ie. i’ve added it to my automatic rotation :P)

  2. This repetitive grid type of patterns make my eyes cross. I can’t seem to focus. I’m not sure about the pouring water effect. Hard to say with my eyes crossed…

  3. So maybe someone can answer this for me: Why do these “animated” illusions never “move” for me? No matter how long I watch this water one, the water never moves. No matter how long I look at those spiral ones, they never seem to spiral; yet I suffer from vertigo pretty easily in real day to day life pretty easily – amusement park rides, etc – to the point where I’ve been hospitalized for it. Thoughts?

    1. Maybe you should sit a little bit further away from the screen….might help! I tend to get a better illusion when I sit further away.

  4. How cool and green is that? The water can keep running without depleting the water supply. Al Gore should give you a medal!

  5. I bet it won’t take it long before you won’t be able to look at the given pattern no more.

    should be

    I bet it won’t take it long before you won’t be able to look at the given pattern any more.

    Sorry, i don’t mean to be a dick it just bothers me. Anyways your sites pretty cool.

    1. Hey Jae: Nice job correcting one grammar error while making two of your own mistakes. ‘Anyways’ (with the trailing S) is not a word, and you forgot an apostrophe on ‘sites’. Perhaps you should leave the proofreading to people who actually finished high school, Einstein.

  6. As soon as I opened the page, my eyes started hurting. That is what some given patterns do to me. My eyes begin to hurt and sometimes, I begin to get a headache. It did not take long to get a head ache from this picture. It is good to know that I am not the only one.

  7. This is a illusion page not an English page. But some of us just have to project ourselves on others. The water illusion is kool.

  8. Let your eyes unfocus until two of the lines match up, like you’re looking at one of those 3D magic eye pictures.

    When I do this my eyes water and I start to get a headache. The water never seems to drip for me.

  9. HELP PLEASE!!!!!!! WHAT PART OF THE PIC ARE WE SUPPOSE TO BE LOOKING AT TO MAKE IT WORK??????? I HAVE LOOKED AT THE TOP, BOTTOM, FAUCETS, WATER, AND THE PATTERNS! I CAN’T SEE THE WATER POURING! WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT PART OF THE PIC TO LOOK AT TO MAKE IT WORK

  10. I really like this illusion. Where can I find it as a print to frame? Its perfect for my sons’ bathroom.

    Can anybody tell me???

  11. I didn’t get either of the effects suggested, but instead a square appeared which rotated around on the black lines.

    Then I looked at that “Enigma” image someone linked, and there was almost no effect. But, when I closed either eye, the image began to shake violently on the screen.

    These illusions are awesome, but it’s a bit confusing that the result would be nowhere near what was expected.

  12. i see it, its exactly like the dots illusion where the white dots appear when looking at the lines on the side of them or something!!!!

  13. nah, not working for me. I see taps and blue and black-white lines. that’s all. i see nothing moving or “pouring” at all

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