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Glasses and Dumbbells

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

 

Puzzle ID:#30410
Fun:*** (2.67)
Category:Optical-Illusion
Submitted By:JakeAadminus*mod!!!

 

 

 



Which horizontal line is longer?

Hold a ruler up to the screen and you will be surprised to discover that the lines are the same length. The illusion is achieved because the overall length of the drawing on the right is longer which fools the eye. Also, the circles in the figure on the left interrupt the line which distracts the eye.





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Comments

zigthepigAen*
May 04, 2006

It looks so.. longer...
blablablaAus*
May 04, 2006

i think you should of put the lines above the answer

good teaser!!!! i thought the right one was only a little bit longer than the other one
Brainy_1Aus*
May 04, 2006

I always enjoy these! More please!
Cridol*us*
May 04, 2006

thats easy and fun!
Mellew*us*
May 04, 2006

kewl put sum more up since u r the only 1 that can do it pleez
spazzyjazzy93Aus*
May 05, 2006

thats SOOOOOOOOOOOO awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
brits1994*gb*
May 06, 2006

Not so good kinda boring
(user deleted)
May 07, 2006

Great, very good, and the explanation was even better.
Psychic_MasterAnz*
May 11, 2006

Wow! A really cool one!
134579tr
May 11, 2006

hmm..really good..
ricardosanchez*us
May 11, 2006

that was totally sweet
fem81uken*
May 13, 2006

really like these
yo_girlAca*
May 14, 2006

that was good
osunale*
May 14, 2006

A very overdone one.
watup90306do*
May 18, 2006

i v seen it on cereal boxes..lols..it wasnt dat bad..♥ much luv ♥
OldChinaHand**
May 19, 2006

All of these are grand, I have enjoyed Optical-Illusions longer I can remember, keep 'em coming.
RRAMMOHAN*in*
May 23, 2006

I have seen several variations of the same teaser, with different figures around the lines. Good for beginners!
peanut-tiara*ca*
May 25, 2006

I love Optical Illusions, however, I think this is close to being one of the first ones created. But please do submit some more...I know they are hard to come by.
kashbyAus*
May 28, 2006

duh, there the same jk
Onslaught*us
May 29, 2006

good job
GebbieRoseAus*
May 29, 2006

you got me on that one! i don't have a ruler handy & my eyes... well...
HEAVENSCENT_01*
Jun 01, 2006

I knew that one already!!!!!!!
Funky_MunkyAau*
Jun 04, 2006

that was cool, altho it was prety obcious
i lov illusions
thnks keep em comin
Funky_MunkyAau*
Jun 04, 2006

that was cool, altho it was prety obcious
i lov illusions
thnks keep em comin
NCgurl94*us
Jun 07, 2006

cool...
Faith3222*us*
Jun 08, 2006

Very boring....
Sherilynt*
Jun 10, 2006

how r they the same? anyway, good one!
nellie188*au
Jun 12, 2006

i kindof got it.
it was an alright optical illusion but pretty easy to c
danielzermanAau*
Jun 18, 2006

great one
TiffyTheGreat1
Jun 26, 2006

its ok but not very original
cox_94*us*
Jun 27, 2006

I disagree with tiffythegreat1... this teaser was very original and I've never seen one like this before.. two thumbs up!!!
shdwhawkAsg*
Jul 22, 2006

Neh, its not original at all. I've seen it so many times.
(user deleted)
Jul 22, 2006

BORING
Chaosking881**
Jul 27, 2006

Ah...a great classic...did you make that description yourself? I loved it! Great job!
kcheer2493us*
Jul 31, 2006

I learned this in Kindergarten
Ninjakillyou*us**
Aug 14, 2006

I've seen so many optical illusions that this one didn't really get me... Still loved it though.
Pizzazz2uAus*
Aug 15, 2006

Optical illusions are a spectacular thing to behold! One can only imagine the tricks your mind will pull upon yourself. A reasonably sharp way to illustrate your teaser! Keep up the Superb work.
RiddlermanAen*
Aug 23, 2006

WOW!!!!!!!!! I don't normally fall for this type but this one is really hard!
i_luv_2_readAus**
Oct 19, 2006

i've seen this one in different forms lots of times
but my brain STILL doesn't think they're the same!!!!
Lizzie713Aau*
Oct 28, 2006

Tha one on my right seems longer but its not
I have seen one simular to that but i can never seem to see that there the same
THANKS
girliepieAus*
Dec 11, 2006

all of your illusions hurt my brain.
lavenderAus*
Jan 03, 2007

Wow. I will never get that one no matter how many times I've seen it! (4) But it's really fun!
I_Write_Books*
Jan 03, 2007

I've seen this before except it was a little different then. The way I saw it, one line had arrows at each end and the other have inverted arrows >-----< . When drawn rather than typed, the one with the inverted arrows appears to be longer, but it is the same length as the other.
I_Write_Books*
Jan 03, 2007

I think I like your way better.
theadamsaiga
Jan 18, 2007

Cool NOw i know how to make myself look taller...put on a hat and high heels anddont wear clothes that make me look shorter. cool illusion.
musicfreakAus*
Jan 20, 2007

BORING!! I agree that the lines should be put above the answer.
Apo_Kid
Mar 15, 2007

Easy, I could see that, very simple.
alicexcoreA*
Apr 03, 2007

Hot dang.
MikeMan1216Aus*
May 04, 2007

It looks like it is a centimeter longer or so...
sports_freakc*
May 29, 2007

iv seen one similare
jackieiscrazzie*us*
May 30, 2007

i cant give this one much love
lilrena4everAus*
May 31, 2007

lol nice....
(user deleted)
Jul 05, 2007

Hmmmm,amazing,I like this hahaha.
(user deleted)
Jul 05, 2007

Hmmmm,amazing,I like this hahaha.
ll_22225**
Aug 15, 2007

By now, whenever I see "Which is longer/bigger", they always end up being the same size, so I don't enjoy these kinds of opt. illusions.
Jeff27Aus
Aug 23, 2007

I've seen it before but it was still good.
luckylefty*is*
Sep 09, 2007

Nice!
awest4803*
Sep 14, 2007

lol I just love optical illusions...
al111Agr*
Oct 29, 2007

Very good
i've seen it before but with arrows intead of circles well done
Akatsuki_NekoAus*
Dec 03, 2007

seen it before, but with backwards and forewards facong arrows.


And because i have no life, i actually figured out why it's an optical illusion.

Why? Because the eye mostly measures the area between the glass.

Yes. Yes it does.
racoonAph
Jan 05, 2008

SO..
Kayla_Darkheart*ua*
Jan 20, 2008

That's very cool, but unfortunately, my eyes aren't the type to be tricked by optical illusions, so I miss out on the fun. Strange for someone who has glasses........Very nice.
Holoten*
Feb 10, 2008

Too easy. Ive seen it 45 million times.
(user deleted)
Mar 27, 2008

i see where it is the same, it easily concludes that the line is the same length because it goes inside or in depth of the circle, making it appear as if it was not congruent...
(user deleted)
Mar 27, 2008

Forgot to add, Holo, if you really have seen it 45 million times, LITERALY, your life would have been over a little while back

rofl
(user deleted)
Mar 27, 2008

Forgot to add, Holo, if you really have seen it 45 million times, LITERALY, your life would have been over a little while back

rofl
(user deleted)
Apr 13, 2008

THATS A REALLY GOOD ONE! Freaky but good.
divyin
Apr 28, 2008

it was good though easy
kunjuAin*
Jun 15, 2008

2nd line seems longer
wilzims*
Jul 27, 2008

Cool =]
tick*us*
Aug 06, 2008

Had fun Jake, ty.
J-Fiveus*
Nov 02, 2008

I've seen it before. It is good illusion though.
Bodfishnz
Mar 06, 2009

That's an old trick!
Lillie*us*
Apr 07, 2009

I hope that we get more optical illusions. I love those things.
OmarDAus*
Jan 02, 2010



That is so awesome!
Stack1607A*
Jan 14, 2010

Seen if before!! But it's a good one though.
Cyril
Feb 14, 2010

both the same lenth
PREMAZHAmy
Mar 01, 2011

I love it!!!AWESOME
crreexx
Apr 27, 2011

it was okay i guess
Benjiboo*
Nov 04, 2011

if you want to see this in RED then download the imbecile test on your iphone or ipod4 today!
lovemybrain123*us*
Apr 17, 2012

seen these kinds like a million times, seeing this one makes that 1,000,001 times, AND I STILL ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY LOVE THEM, AND I ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY LOVE THIS ONE! (and no, i am NOT, I repeat I am NOT using sarcasm, i'm not good at sarcasm anyway, so attempting to use it would make me look, or should i say, sound dumb.) If you believe me you're awesome!
SaraGracetus*
Jul 30, 2013

This is one of my favorite illusions



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