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Herring Illusion

An optical illusion is a visually perceived image that is deceptive or misleading.

 

Puzzle ID:#26902
Fun:**** (3.15)
Category:Optical-Illusion
Submitted By:JakeAadminus*mod!!!

 

 

 



This optical illusion was first created in 1861. Look at the two thick vertical lines. Do they look straight or curved to you? Hold a ruler up to the screen and you will see that they are indeed straight.





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Comments

cdrockAus*
Nov 07, 2005

wow, i still think they are curved, straight or not
sniperkid990Aie*
Nov 07, 2005

cool
wizkid**
Nov 07, 2005

OMG. That was awsome.
redraptor50*us*
Nov 07, 2005

Loved it and cdrock if you look straight at the center they don't look bent. Keep the illusions coming they are great
maxiwa44*
Nov 08, 2005

i still think it's a little bent even with the ruler....mayb im just blind?
brainsterAin*
Nov 08, 2005

totally cool, that was a nice one!
LiaHarley**
Nov 08, 2005

Well done Braingle! Even though I held the ruler up to the screen, I still think its bent! I'm starting to doubt the fact that my ruler is straight! Thanx for this teaser!!
IMCUL4E*us*
Nov 08, 2005

aaaahhh! they keep jumping from curved to straight!!! they're alive!! XD
signmeup74*pl*
Nov 08, 2005

Ruler or not.
They're curved. I just can't see them as straight without the paper edge.
DummyisDumbAus*
Nov 08, 2005

I never knew braingle had illusions!!!
lycanthropeAus*
Nov 08, 2005

All illusions are slightly bent, warped or twisted! Could be why I like them!
hockeygirl*mx*
Nov 09, 2005

totally richeous briangle keep em comin im lovin em!!! optical illutions r my fave
BOOKLOVER1
Nov 10, 2005

Who made this up?
BrieCheese*
Nov 11, 2005

Wow great illusion makes my brain hurt keep em' comin
rkaalandAus*
Nov 11, 2005

yea ha what fun, hadn't seen this one before!!!
FerretGirl**
Nov 12, 2005

I may be totally navie, but why is it called the 'Herring' Ilusion? Was it created by some guy, [or girl!] who's last name was Herring? Or was it inspired by a herring?
tjc_13**
Nov 12, 2005

well if you stare at the lines they are straight
(user deleted)
Nov 16, 2005

What I thought was really cool was if you stare at the center long enough you will see an 'X' that grows then disappears! Awesome.
(user deleted)
Nov 16, 2005

schatzy228*us*
Nov 17, 2005

and when you scroll up and down the rays flap up and down
really nice effect
IMPAUDITOR2*
Nov 20, 2005

USE THE FORCE LUKE, USE THE FORCE......
mrbrainyboy*us*
Nov 29, 2005

But I don't wanna use the force!
lovefrenzy**
Nov 29, 2005

why do illusions make your eyes hurt?
dude7*sg*
Dec 04, 2005

After rating this teaser I found out I had 51 points!Now I can make a Wiki anyway sorta cool
sgtammoAus*
Dec 04, 2005

Wow! Looks can be decieving.
celtic_knot*
Dec 13, 2005

COOL!! I didn't get it at first, so I rated it boring!! Then I got it. Totally cool!!
Baby_GirlAus*
Dec 19, 2005

ahh there perfectly stright thats awsome
RiddlermanAen*
Dec 23, 2005

Ahh!!!!!!! I HATE THESE!!!! In a good way, that is They're just too frustrating lol.
TheEarthling*no*
Dec 26, 2005

THEY'RE CURVED I TELL YOU!
TryerAen*
Dec 29, 2005

Love these, although illusions still make you realise how strange our minds are!
brandiMcBride20Aus*
Jan 02, 2006

This was great, I luv when things are not as they seem!
mistressgia*
Jan 08, 2006

they are not curved, they only appear to be, thats why its called an optical illusion
The lines ate perfectly strait!
Loved this one!
MistyAus*
Jan 12, 2006

cool
ragethe3rd**
Jan 31, 2006

They dont look very curved to me...
kci2994
Mar 05, 2006

i sawthem as curved! thats awesom! ♥ ♥ ♥
MethlosAgb*
Mar 12, 2006

the lines arn't really there it's just the type at the top making you think that
soccerstar_1515*
Mar 13, 2006

ive seen that before but its still awesome
riddlelover**
Mar 17, 2006

Wierd
amygurl101*us*
Mar 19, 2006

sweet it like wavers back and forth: crooked 2 strait 2 crooked 2 strait....nice!
(user deleted)
Apr 13, 2006

Sweet! ♥♥♥ i ♥ it!
tonjawithaj*us*
Apr 28, 2006

one of my all time favorites!
Lui312*
Apr 29, 2006

Your abilities scare me
danielzermanAau*
Jun 18, 2006

the same as lots but good all the same
brits1994*gb*
Jun 22, 2006

COOLEO
jollylolly
Jul 05, 2006

there bent i say bent!!!
taegensmom*us*
Aug 23, 2006

I have a flat screen and the lines are indeed STRAIGHT!!!! This is cool, especially bcuz people are insisting that they are bent!!
kalaroneAus*
Sep 18, 2006

this is really cool it really makes you look.
maingle-_-*
Dec 05, 2006

Awesome! when I stared at the very center, I could force the two lines to looking straight, It was pretty cool!
Pizzazz2uAus*
Dec 30, 2006

They ARE curved, I tell you. Even after drawing this one, myself, on some drafting paper, with a straight edge, the lines still appear curved...
cooltigerr1Aus*
Mar 31, 2007

i've seen this one before and its fun to look at =D no the lines arre NOT curved
shawnP
Apr 02, 2007

Cool!! first look they are curved, when I blink my eyes they are straight.
luckyduck
May 27, 2007

I just squinted my eyes and they looked straight!
lilrena4everAus*
Jun 01, 2007

lol i went up n down n it looked like it moved!!HAHA!!
i_lov_jordan07*
Jun 10, 2007

THEY ARE CURVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
auntiesisAus*
Jun 12, 2007

My eyes ! My eyes ! Why is it called Herring ? These are amazing. Keep them coming .
FutureMDAus*
Jun 18, 2007

I enjoyed this illusion... By the way, I thought it was a good idea to put a little bit on the history of the illusion here, even if it is just the date it was created.
saltydavidAus*
Jun 28, 2007

Freaky dude!!!

I can't believe how old this one is.
ll_22225***
Aug 15, 2007

Wow, neat!
They look just slightly curved to me. When I put something straight against it, it almost looked like it moved to be straight! Like it molded to the straight edge.
I wonder if all the other little lines serve and purpose in the illusion...
emoslayerAjm*
Sep 21, 2007

you suck
974999gecAus*
Oct 25, 2007

nice teaser! almost freaky tthough. if you look at the center the lines look curved.
tick*us*
Nov 30, 2007

Except when I held the ruler to my old dinosaur monitor and its curved too, lol!!!
Akatsuki_NekoAus*
Dec 03, 2007

herring... I find that funny. Probably from
"AND YOU MUST CUT DOWN THE GREATEST TREE IN THE FOREST... WIITH.. A HERRING!"

Other thatn that, cool illusion.
steeler84tus*
Dec 04, 2007

That is AWSOME
The-PonyAus*
Feb 22, 2008

if you squint you can really tell
DarkMessiah*
May 30, 2008

Awesome!
jmichalek0121Aus*
Jun 10, 2008

i don't see them as curved...
Eemia1212
Jun 22, 2008

I don't care what the ruler says they are not straight
(user deleted)
Aug 11, 2008

still a little curved but w.ev still cool
ICUB42*us*
Sep 16, 2008

Well, ya know, those lines kinda "breathe" when I look at it.
Lil_Dork*ca*
Apr 30, 2009

good
kriskris
Sep 06, 2009

those lines are curved.
DoomsdayA*
Oct 11, 2009

you can see past these sort of illusions if you cause your vision to blur. the lines are straight.
Frada8Dtau
Nov 02, 2009

That is so cool! I bet when this first came out in 18whatever... everyone was like, WOAH! That's still the case now though...
holzie
Apr 12, 2010

they are strait.... der
gathena
May 26, 2010

Wow awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!
bikkiecake*au*
Apr 12, 2011

I don't know about this one........ it is kinda cool but it is not awesome. i have seen better. You can bet on it with me caus i am a puzzle champion. (Not to be modest or anything.)
jellybeans7645
Jun 07, 2011

When I first glanced at it I thought the lines were straight. It was wierd.
Tife4realtng
Dec 16, 2011

Looking at it directly,it seemed to be curved but using rulers,yes,it's straight,wow,that's a great illusion



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