Monday, December 12, 2005

Optical illusions...

Optical illusions have always fascinated me; especially the ones that Nature herself can spring on us, anyone who has been to Electric Brae in Ayshire, Scotland will know what I mean but no picture can do it justice: you have to see it and 'feel it' to know what I mean.

There is a great sight [sic] for man-made optical illusions, Michael Bach, University of Freiburg, Germany; the image below is from the site...¡OJO!...that means 'beware' in Spanish - the word ojo i.e. without the exclamation marks, means 'eye' - which is quite appropriate because on the website there are a pair of eyes that follow your cursor around the screen...it's fun at first but after a bit I found it quite spooky!

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On a similar theme, my favourite tongue-twister, which in my experience has never been successfully 'spoken', is very simple really: quickly say, ten times, the following words:

"Red leather, yellow leather"

...in fact forget the ten times, I doubt you'll manage more than 3!

S.O.

P.S. All new R5L poster/bloggers' links will be 'up' soon.

8 comments:

Kayfer Kettle said...

I apologise for being sick on your blog...

K x

missbonnielass said...

Electric brae .....optical illusion at its best.

IsobelMagsBuchan said...

Wot, no orgasms? I am disappointed.

Span Ows said...

Mags! It's not all orgasms you know, tender lows need to compliment the hot highs!

Welcome bonnielasss, to Owsblog (do you have a blog?). I thought EB was stunning, no pun on the name intended; I was there nearly 10 years ago but remember the feeling of 'rolling uphill' when we took the brakes off!

Katey, clean that up...oh, what a stink!...in fact it makes me feel a bit...upbit...upre......huuughghhhh

m-and-n said...

Hi Span, That electric Bray thing in Ayrshire.... I went there, I sat in the car, I sat some more, I argues with my then girl friend who wanted to go, I sat some more and starred, I smoked a joint, ate a bannana, stared some more.... Nothing! Not a thing... Long way to go for a nothing.

I'm the same with those magic eye things.


Oh well...

Span Ows said...

...thanks MN, and welcome! You had a joint and a banana so it wasn't for nothing! I guess these things need to be 'seen' rather than looked at...;-)...but Electric Brae I thought was ace...not EXCITING but really interesting...how long were you on the magic-eye site?

...what about those picture thingies with dots that you stare (for ages!) at and a 3D image (should)emerge...know the ones I mean?...I'll try and post one if I find anything suitable.

Span Ows said...

...and what about the tongue-twister then! Come on...own up.

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