Monday, 24 May 2010

Brain wave

As my nose is stuffed and I am a little light headed, I thought I'd pass on a game to mess with your minds, my lovely bloggie friends!

This grid and the text quoted below are from Grand Illusions

"Just count the little black balls...
There are different names for this illusion, but the Scintillation Grid is probably the proper name. This illusion was found by Elke Lingelbach of the Institut fur Augenoptik Aalen in Germany, and is a modification of an illusion called the Hermann Grid, which dates from 1870!"

I apologise now if you emerge cross-eyed as I have from staring at this grid!

But isn't this amazing?!?! I thought so.

And this is for the lovely fairyhedgehog. She advertised a competition run by Disgruntled Bear. All I had to do was comment on Disgruntled Bear's blog and I was given a lovely t-shirt promoting her self-published book "Minder" on the condition that I wear it somewhere crazy.

This was't the pic I sent - it was a trial run!

Charlie says: OI! Gerroff my segment of your blog!

Have a "phew wot a scorcher!" Monday everyone.


ABBY said...

OH MY!!!
We are cross-eyed now!

Helllo sweet Charlie!


TK said...

The illshun is verry gud! I sees lots of black dots and there isn't any!
Smooches Charlie.

Medeia Sharif said...

I love optical illusions and the idea that my brain can be tricked.

umi_e said...

We can't count the little black balls properly... :p

* have a nice day *

Brian said...

I like the shirt...I think, but I'm still looking cross-eyed here! That was a way cool optical delusion!

Beth said...

Hope you feel better quick! I'm being plagued with really bad allergies right now after going to an outdoor graduation in a pollen filled football field Friday evening. I hoped getting back to Tulsa, and my air conditioned home, would bring relief but for the moment that's not happening! Oh well ... hopefully I will awaken clear headed tomorrow.

I didn't stare at the thing too long. The black balls kept moving and making me dizzy.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Whoa...that was twisted. What a crazy grid.

Theresa Milstein said...

Finally a picture of you.... almost.

That picture of the balls was freaky.

Feel better! I hope the cold is gone by tomorrow.

Bossy Betty said...

Feeling dizzy, a little sick, and having a great time!

Susan Fields said...

Cool illusion, but I'm still seeing black dots!

Fun tee shirt! Are you going to post a picture of you wearing it?

Jacqueline said...

That grid was pretty cool, but it really messes with your eyes!...Cute t-shirt; where was "somewhere crazy" for you?!...Hope you and Charlie have a fantastic and wonderful week!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

lupie said...

Charlie... ohh... where are you Charlie???

Definitely "crossed-eyed" by now, hopefully it is temporary!!!!!!

Lucky got his sutures removed today! Yay! But there's a spot still healing (i.e., not "dried") so, he is still wearing his oh-so-macho collar!

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, Kitty! It's a great picture but it would be even better with your face in it!

That grid is really odd the way it messes with your eyes.

Marg said...

Oh sure, count the black circles. Now we are all going to be cross eyed.
Like the picture of the T shirt. That is one way to wear it. Hope you feel better.
Have a super week.

Simon Kewin said...

That's a great optical illusion. I suppose we're used to the idea that our eyes tell us what is really there and then when they don't it's amusing and/or disconcerting.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Like the T shirt - think you're supposed to put it on not hide behind it - haha!! The grid is excellent but sending me cross eyed.
Hello Charlie - don't go staring at that grid.

Talli Roland said...

I'm cross-eyed enough! How unkind to torment us with such a grid, and right before I go off to get some Pimms, too.

Hi to Charlie! :)

Ann Best said...

How I would love to fly over to the United Kingdom and meet you and Charlie. Jen too. We'd put a propeller on her wheelchair, I hang on, and we fly!

That is one crazy grid. There must be some great analogy here to the black spots: you stare and they disappear. Translated to life: you stare and the BAD things disappear.

(I didn't stare at the grid very long!)

Brigid said...

That optical illusion is a bit freaky but brilliant, love the t-shirt !

elizabeth mueller said...

I couldn't stare at it for too long, I'll get dizzy and head-achy--it's crazy cool though!

Thanks for sharing! :)

laughingwolf said...

lol... charlie's right! :P

Kea said...

That grid is wild. I'm definitely cross-eyed now. LOL.

Cool tee-shirt; did you wear it somewhere crazy?

I hope you feel better now!

Plain Jane said...

Everytime I blink I now see black dots. Do you think it will ever go away? I have always like illusions.

notesfromnadir said...

Thanks for the puzzle. I'm seeing dots!

Milton said...

Charlie's right!! Seriously, who do you human's think you are?!!

Milt x

PS Wee award for Charlie on moi blog x

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Kitty, I have an award for you over at my blog. :)