This optical illusion makes a still image appear as if it is rotating

I do not know about anyone else, but I, for one, enjoy optical illusions. Why? I do not really know. Maybe because they perplex my mind. Maybe because I like feeling smart after I figure them out. Maybe because I am just weird. Who knows. In any case, if you are like me and you enjoy optical illusions, you will like the following one too. Check it out:

optical_illusion_rotating

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  • Rob (Down Under)

    [@justin bieber]
    Is that really you Justin ?
    Or is it just another illusion ?
    . . .
    If it is you Justin, I have a gauge as to how much I would like to go out with a woman.
    If she is very desirable, I offer the lives of my distant relatives, in exchange for being partnered with that woman.
    If you could set me up with your ex girlfriend (Selena), I would offer up my whole family.

  • justin bieber

    hi guys

  • Doug

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    [@Unicorn02]I also see right to left. [@Unicorn02]

  • Jeanjean

    It clearly turns in the direction indicated by Unicorn02 (resolution 800×600 if this may have an influence but i don’t think so).

  • Mr.Dave

    Not seeing it, and I usually love these things. I’ll look again after a good night of sleep.

  • Ashraf

    @Tom: LMAO!

  • Tom

    @Rob (Down Under): I think it only works in the northern hemisphere ;)

  • Rob (Down Under)

    If I close my eyes, then open them, it rotates slightly in the direction described by Susann and Peter.

    But it only rotates a wee bit then stops, until I close and reopen my eyes again.

  • Tom

    Mine’s broken. It is not rotating :(

  • Midwest guy

    Doesn’t rotate for me at all. Must be my contact lenses. :)

  • Peter

    Oh my! Don’t believe what you read, don’t believe what you hear, smell, touch or even see!! :(
    Still believe what I decided to do so :)

    How nice, there’s at least a consoling truth in mathematics…

    P.S.: to Unicorn02: from above it turns seemingly in clockwise orientation for me (if seen from above); I guess it has to do with shadows being more or less intense.

  • Mary

    Very cool! I see it rotating in the back, from left to right, but the front of the wormhole thingy is going right to left! :D

  • Susann

    Ooph, my eyes, my eyes! Unicorn02, for me the whole thing is rotating slowly clockwise on a horizontal plane (right to left in the forefront, yes). Thx for the link, negelfar. I love this sort of thing, too.

  • nagelfar

    Awesome !
    I also love those brain&eye-deceivers.
    If you are a fan of such sight tricks, you could also try http://www.moillusions.com – a really cool site for the “watching differently”, with hundreds of great optical illusion examples.
    Have fun : )

  • Unicorn02

    Now THIS is real cool!
    Would be interesting to know if anyone sees the same rotation direction.
    For me the lower part is rotating from right to left.