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Impossible Stairs

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

 

Puzzle ID:#28483
Fun:*** (3.02)
Category:Optical-Illusion
Submitted By:JakeAadminus*mod!!!

 

 

 



These steps appear to continuously go either up or down in an infinite spiral.





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Comments

Brainy_1Aus*
Feb 01, 2006

I could do these all day!! Too fun!
Swordoffury1392*us*
Feb 01, 2006

seen it too many times before, but it is still a good one.
runscapekiller**
Feb 01, 2006

anyone know what corner is the highst
redraptor50*us*
Feb 01, 2006

Great one I LOVE THESE
WJSMama**
Feb 02, 2006

good question run
wolfmanh**
Feb 02, 2006

LOVE THESE, GREAT!!!!
Question_MarkAsx*
Feb 02, 2006

I used to have this as an avatar (so I love it) but it was too big and then the avi size was reduced. I love optical illusions
a_person*us*
Feb 02, 2006

I love watching optical ilusions!!!! They are so much fun i can watch these all day and never get bored any wasy i will ramble on about the illusion so its beter you stop reading this now hello how can i help you i love to see thesem optical illusions their so cool and so weird i love to see the impossible elephant and also all the other ones in the website you should try to rate them all too it helps to see all of em what i dont like is the one about the spokes i know im really bored and i have nothing else to do exept talk about the opticALLL ILLUSION? ARE YOU STILL READING THIS? IF YOU ARE YOU ARE VERY BRAVE ANY ways i love to see the opticall illusions on google too you should try to see them sometime blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla blablablbablablablablb blablabalblbalbalbalablbbalbab blab lba lba b lab lbalb lbalbalba lba lba lba lbalb b alb b b b b b b b b l lbalba bla ba ab lalb lbalb b lb lbbl lb lba cba lba lb lba lb wow are you still reading u r really cool?
Winner4600*
Feb 03, 2006

nice monologue...
dailybeans*
Feb 04, 2006

Hey "A_Person" I rea the entire thing!
luckythirteenAus*
Feb 04, 2006

i love optical illusions, they are soooooooooooooooooooo fun to follow around, yea, i am easily amused. but so what? anyway, that was awesome!
zubbsy2**
Feb 04, 2006

That could entertain me for hours! Although it doesnt take much...
mitzimesserAil*
Feb 06, 2006

How is this done?
sweetmamaAus*
Feb 07, 2006

Pretty cool stuff you've got goin' there
schatzy228*us*
Feb 09, 2006

WAY COOL
yesenia8rivera**
Feb 10, 2006

I could do this all day! Nice one
Saketh**
Feb 12, 2006

Awesome!!!
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Feb 18, 2006

That pretty amazing to the eyes! I LOVE these...
I tried to copy and paste one to submit to the site here, but it wouldn't take
More please!! and a thank you !
Angel_of_Cruxis*
Feb 23, 2006

Very fun to stare at.
Baby_GirlAus*
Feb 25, 2006

I love optical-Illusions there the best!!!
kci2994
Mar 05, 2006

ThIz WaZ kInDa hArD wELL, REaLLy HaRD! i CoULdNt ReALL mAtCh iT uP wId My EyEs..i MeAnT iF iT gOeS uP oR dOwN
Megan14
Mar 06, 2006

this was very fun! i love these illusions!
quickwhit
Mar 07, 2006

You know i could also talk about this for hours........ but i wont btw this was a great 1.
sanityisstupid**
Mar 09, 2006

and i thought my mind was messed up before...
riddlelover**
Mar 11, 2006

I've seen this before...and it still baffles me. It's evil...*eye ticks* jk...I like this. I think it's my favorite optical illusion!
Chakoteya*en*
Mar 12, 2006

Love MC Esher
MethlosAgb*
Mar 12, 2006

i wish i had these as stairs at home
charles445*us
Mar 12, 2006

Someone try to draw it without tracing!!
soccerstar_1515*
Mar 13, 2006

infanent spiral
princess_kayti1A*
Mar 14, 2006

Whee! That rox my sox!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
coltonr1Aus*
Mar 15, 2006

iv seen it like a million times but still i guess it's pretty good!
mik512Adk*
Mar 15, 2006

i agree with coltonr1 and a_person i love optical ilusionsjust as much and i could just go on for days yap yap yap r u still here wow yap yap yap yap ok ummmmmmmmmmmmmm bye (lol)
amygurl101*us*
Mar 18, 2006

Ive never seen this 1 B4. it was gr8!
pianostar3212*
Mar 20, 2006

thats really cool!!!
katieevs*en*
Mar 21, 2006

I love this one I have it on a huge poster in my bedroom and can stare at it for hours!!
lukeschettAus*
Mar 21, 2006

How M. C. Esheresque.
thompson1Aus*
Mar 21, 2006

wow, creepy
Mellew*us*
Mar 30, 2006

i used 2 have a poster of this in the hall until we moved but i ♥ it
tostlace0816*
Apr 07, 2006

dude i love those 2!!!!!!!!
calmsaviorAus*
Apr 07, 2006

neato
ahpuppyeyes
Apr 16, 2006

thats cool
tonjawithaj*us*
Apr 28, 2006

M. C. Escher would be proud!
Lui312*
Apr 29, 2006

Youidiot!That wasin Highlights magazine!
ChrisKingus*
May 06, 2006

This is a fun teaser, but, unfortunately,is copied by Higlights MAGAZINE
stormtrooper*
May 09, 2006

This is one of my favorites. The unending staircase that M.C. Escher made famous.
rednek*us*
May 16, 2006

I love these. MC Esher, is the best at drawing optical Illusions. i think he uses stairs like this in one of his pictures awsome
cz231
May 21, 2006

Cool...
cz231
May 21, 2006

Cool...
danielzermanAau*
Jun 18, 2006

great one
brits1994*gb*
Jun 22, 2006

I am the only one who did not love it?????????????
It WAS good but I did not love!!!!!!!!!!SORRY!
brits1994*gb*
Jun 22, 2006

OK the 2 one who did not LOVE it !!! Oh and Lui312 do u read Highlights?
lorisayshius
Jun 22, 2006

way cool tottaly took my mind off how bored i was this summer .
schoo*ar
Jun 25, 2006

Very cool, neat tricks eyes play on us.
banzai*
Jul 03, 2006

i went up the stairs. What does that mean?
(user deleted)
Jul 22, 2006

Imagine that Being a Slide......... Shut ure children up for a while.
markita1Aus*
Aug 23, 2006

i tried climbing the stairs but i never reached the top personally i would prefer an elevator lol
Esper
Sep 10, 2006

did this at school, loved it lol
irish41*
Sep 12, 2006

this has to be the dumbest thing ive ever seen....... you all are nerds......these illusions are thousands and millions of years old
irish41*
Sep 12, 2006

what kind of loser rights this
I love watching optical ilusions!!!! They are so much fun i can watch these all day and never get bored any wasy i will ramble on about the illusion so its beter you stop reading this now hello how can i help you i love to see thesem optical illusions their so cool and so weird i love to see the impossible elephant and also all the other ones in the website you should try to rate them all too it helps to see all of em what i dont like is the one about the spokes i know im really bored and i have nothing else to do exept talk about the opticALLL ILLUSION? ARE YOU STILL READING THIS? IF YOU ARE YOU ARE VERY BRAVE ANY ways i love to see the opticall illusions on google too you should try to see them sometime blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla blablablbablablablablb blablabalblbalbalbalablbbalbab blab lba lba b lab lbalb lbalbalba lba lba lba lbalb b alb b b b b b b b b l lbalba bla ba ab lalb lbalb b lb lbbl lb lba cba lba lb lba lb wow are you still reading u r really cool?
Lizzie713Aau*
Oct 28, 2006

I have seen it before
But it still rocks
Iamthedude54321*us
Nov 19, 2006

irish41, if you hate it so much and it's so "stupid" or "nerdy" then DON'T LOOK AT IT. You don't like it. Okay. But that doesn't mean nobody on Earth likes it. I do like this, and have no idea how it works. No matter how much I look at it.
saradoveus*
Dec 16, 2006

very cool
i luv looking at these
i know it is supposed to trick your brain i won't be satisfied until i truly get it
optical illusions are really fun to look at but they drive me insane until i get them
o wel
senther7Aus*
Dec 21, 2006

wa?

i dont c it
Pizzazz2uAus*
Dec 30, 2006

Isn't it amazing, what we can teach our minds to believe? And then, we will always tend to question our results! Thank goodness, we do... In real life, these things are only possible in drawings or when we trick our eyes into believing, what we see?!
lavenderAus*
Jan 03, 2007

Hey, irish41, every heard if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all? I've seen a lot of your comments and they really make people feel bad about their teasers! It's just like somebody with no skills whatsoever in writing teasers to trash everybody else! Get a life!

OK, this is a major change from that speech, but I really enjoyed the optical illusion!
I_Write_Books*
Jan 03, 2007

Every time I see this illusion, it drives me crazy!
jjdolphineAus*
Feb 28, 2007

I like em. I could ramble, but I guess I hope I wont too badly. I like to read others' rambles as well as write my own. Im not doing this puropsly, I just wanted to say it. To those of you who can't say anything nice, then please.... Shut up! Sorry for being long, bye!
jjdolphineAus*
Feb 28, 2007

(Asked my bro to look) He saw the lateral lines that only go up by his view! (10)
alicexcoreA*
Apr 03, 2007

Dang.
dragonxrApt
Apr 15, 2007

ive sieen this my optical illusions book
saxman*us*
May 04, 2007

If you liked this, you would love M.C Esher's pen and ink sketches. He has a set of stairs like these drawn as the top of a castle turret, with people trudging up and down them. He has another that is a circular series of waterfalls. My favorite is the ants crawling along a grid that is a Mobeus strip.
msgirl
May 27, 2007

cool!!!!!!
lilrena4everAus*
May 31, 2007

lol i wouln't wanna walk on those....=|
i_lov_jordan07*
Jun 15, 2007

Wow I am scared to heck by elevators but I would rather take an elevator than walk afew infinate flights!
ringpop_raratus
Jun 23, 2007

it's accually possible if u think of it
amsr
Jun 30, 2007

better make sure u dont loose your way or get lost going up or down the stairs!
JCZ07Aus*
Aug 09, 2007

...........If only stairs like that have been invented in real life. Have they?
Paranoia_Agentva
Aug 15, 2007

Those are amazing, just like those pictures by that one artist (I am impossible and confusing, please live through this) where there are stairs going up and down and lizards all over them and hands drawing themselves and birds melting into one another.
Yeah, that artist, this picture is like one of his only simpler ^-^ I like it, thanks for putting it up!
hipeople*
Aug 28, 2007

this was soooo cool i luv these things
awest4803*
Sep 14, 2007

Ah, the old staircase trick. i love it.
crystal2040379us*
Sep 18, 2007

cool... how would you get on the stairs in the first place?
AndrewWalkerAfi*
Nov 06, 2007

HOW'S IT DONE ?????????????????? ????????????????? ????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????? ?????????????????????????? ?????????????????????? ???????????? ????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????? ????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????? ???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!?!
rosy32888Aus
Nov 11, 2007

Love it!
steeler84tus*
Nov 28, 2007

Awsome

1800-recycle*
Nov 28, 2007

nice dude seen em before but cool illusion
friesaregoodAus*
Dec 20, 2007

Hey, that would be great for working out! Try to reach the top, and if you can't, well, at least you lost 10 pounds trying!
lauren044--**
Jan 20, 2008

WHOA. FREAKY.
emily103**
Jan 20, 2008

... -someone- sure doesn't like optical illusions... but I do I like this one.
burpiecicerchi
Feb 18, 2008

Not bad!!!
amy_babyAus
Mar 29, 2008

This drives me crazy! I want to know how you get onto the stairs in the first place lol.
JZumunAph*
Apr 04, 2008

I really want to know why this happens. Is it because of the different lengths? The angles? Or what?
ldswordpainterAus*
Jul 03, 2008

It reminds me of the movie Labrynth.
KarateGirl098tus*
Sep 20, 2008

That's cool!

I wonder how that works...
baby_phr33kAus
Nov 14, 2008

dude . . . my head hurts now . . . but it's still awesome!!
princessmoney
Nov 25, 2008

LOL iS THERE A START iN THE STAiRS..BUT ANYWAY iT CONFUSED ME AND iM VERY iNTELLiGENT
tuffysos0915us*
Mar 14, 2009

This IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .i can do it all day
grilled_cheese3tus
Jun 04, 2009

i found out the highest corner. it is not an optical illusion. if you have the logic to know the highest corner. what you need is a Diophantine ruler, measure the stair length and the longest is the highest. that's what you learn in high school. you see i have a math and algebra level of a senior in high school.
randi2
Aug 03, 2009

i didnt get it whats the point
(user deleted)
Aug 13, 2009

Hmph Hmph hmph hmph... almost there... WHAT?!?!?! THERE'S MORE STAIRS?!?!?! ARGH!!! HOW LONG DOES THIS GO!!!!!!!
Bob-Bomb*
Aug 18, 2009

pretty good
westbrookus*
Dec 01, 2009

Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jake10Aus*
Dec 13, 2009

I could stare at it forever!!!
Jake10Aus*
Dec 13, 2009

I could stare at it forever!!!
sashomarinetus*
Jan 16, 2010

Wait now what?! Thats cool.
potteris2kool*us*
Feb 12, 2010

The image is cool because it looks like the stairs go in a never ending
circle. Totally awsome!
Magyk555*
Nov 27, 2010

I LOVE this! So much fun!

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Jaypuzzle12
Jul 21, 2011

Good one! I didn't get it, of course. But hey, you learn something new every day!
Jaypuzzle12
Jul 21, 2011

Good one! I didn't get it, of course. But hey, you learn something new every day!
Benjiboo*
Nov 05, 2011

dailybeans me too!
charlottes-oddAen*
Apr 25, 2012

I wouldnt want to be caught on those stairs theres an artist who does things like this when i was in high school in art my old mate had to draw something like this with MORE detail but good puzzle and ill find out the artist i mentioned as well if anyone wants to look at his stuff
charlottes-oddAen*
Apr 25, 2012

M. C. Escher... And ive only just realised people have already mentioned him on these comments... ... I feel stupid now... ...
liuxufei
Feb 26, 2013

My head hurts so badly!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need to go lie down.By the way, what if you tripped on these stairs? You would, like, be falling down forever!
SaraGracetus*
Jul 30, 2013

I love this one! Stairs that just keep going and going and going and going and going



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