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I bet this optical illusion will fool you

Posted By Ashraf On October 9, 2012 @ 2:30 AM In Miscellaneous | 15 Comments

I’m sure most, if not all, of us have come across an optical illusion or two in our lives. I recently came across a new but old (it is from the 90s — 1995 to be exact — but I just discovered it) optical illusion and instantly thought to myself: “If it fooled me I must fool others with it so I can feel better about myself for being a fool Let’s share on dotTech”.

Look at the following and decide if squares A and B are the same color or not:


If you decided A and B are not the same color then you are indeed… a fool wrong. A and B actually are the same color. If you don’t believe me, check out the following image which proves they are the same color by connecting them:


Still not convinced? The following animated GIF shows you the whole illusion as it is put together, starting with A and B:



Pretty cool, huh? For those that are curious, this is called the “same color illusion” and was invented (for the lack of a better word) by Edward H. Adelson from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1995.

[via Wikipedia [4]]

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