Undeniable Friday: Noisy Neighbors

Friday, September 08, 2006

It's Undeniable Friday! Every Friday, in addition to an odd little factoid, UndeniableFacts.com gives you a fun puzzle, illusion, or activity to enjoy and share.

Today: Noisy Neighbors

This is a pretty cool illusion that has been plaguing scientists ever since it was discovered in 1953. Its proper name is "4D Quadraphonic Optical Noise", but I think that "Noisy Neighbors" is a bit catchier, don't you? Here's all you have to do: stare at the image, and be amazed.



Blogger Christina said...

You are the sneakiest dood on the planet.


3:00 AM  
Blogger kjhk said...

It's an animated gif.

7:05 PM  
Blogger Dan Serena said...

You are correct. But I never said that it was not an animated gif. The effect requires "4D noise". In order to make something 4-dimensional (4D) you have to use animation.

So stare at the image a little longer. I'm sure you'll see the effect.

7:54 PM  
Blogger Zach said...

What's supposed to happen? I'm not getting anything...

10:20 PM  
Blogger Donigan Sharp said...

The forth dimension is time right? Your great. You make people do so much un-nessesary research!

10:13 PM  

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