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Frazer's Spiral

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


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Submitted By:Jake


Does this look like a spiral? It's actually a bunch of concentric circles. Use your mouse to trace one circle and you will see that you come back to where you started instead of spiraling into the center.

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Posted by luckythirteen on Feb 09, 2006

woah. very good

Posted by runscapekiller on Feb 09, 2006

I even traced it and it's still a spiral

Posted by zonasurance on Feb 09, 2006

wow! this made my head hurt a bit but I traced it and it worked!

Posted by teen_wiz on Feb 10, 2006

The tracing totally does work! This is really cool!

Posted by Brainy_1 on Feb 10, 2006

Whoa!! I'm dizzy! This was cool!

Posted by Swordoffury1392 on Feb 10, 2006

Wow! That is amazing!!! This is probably the first one on the site that I have never seen before.

Posted by kc2010 on Feb 11, 2006

its still a spiral no matter wat...sorry

Posted by Riddlerman on Feb 13, 2006

Very clever conjunction with the background there! Top marks, Braingle!!!

Posted by ragethe3rd on Feb 14, 2006


Posted by solarsistim321 on Feb 14, 2006

seen it a MILLION TIMES! but stil liked it. you should see the one with the picture of the Mona Lisa out of burnt toast

Posted by what_the_deuce on Feb 15, 2006

Cool that was nice

good job

Posted by a_person on Feb 15, 2006

lOL i LOVE this TEASER its SO cool I love CHICKENS!!!!!! their SO cool!!!!! BWUCK BWUCK BWUCK!!!!!

Posted by jlvsbeks on Feb 16, 2006

i think i need a new mouse
that was cool
sorry about all the smilies
i'm really hyper right now
oh no it won't take them all!
i can only have 10 thats no fun!

Posted by decrapitation on Feb 16, 2006

Hah Hah my friend. Very nice Braingle. I love this. It looks like a spiral. Made me dizzy ♥ ♥ ♥

Posted by smrtr_thn_u on Feb 17, 2006

OMG i have never seen this one b4. I actually had to trace my mouse around the circles! Too cool!

Posted by SPUTNIK2 on Feb 18, 2006

Whoa, Jump back! I didn't believe it at first , my eyes lied on me, I traced the line with a felt tip on my monitor and of course braingle was correct, another great illusion!!

Posted by SPUTNIK2 on Feb 18, 2006

Hey Solar its not the Mona Lisa on toast, its s'ppose to be Mother Teresa

Posted by yo_girl on Feb 19, 2006

Freaky. My head hurts

Posted by thecoolperson on Feb 20, 2006


Posted by sueintexas on Feb 20, 2006

Awesome, hard to believe it is circles.Had to prove it to myself with the mouse lol

Posted by Angel_of_Cruxis on Feb 23, 2006 head! ^___^ JK

Posted by bigSWAFF_69_ on Feb 24, 2006

Finally, one that isn't on every Op. Illusion site.

Posted by hotdogsforme on Feb 27, 2006

wow, that was very great

Posted by MattNate on Feb 27, 2006

I think it has something to do with how the shades of gray are simiular,but i like it

Posted by broken_dreams on Mar 04, 2006

this was awesome! i loved it!

Posted by riddlelover on Mar 06, 2006

I like optical illusions...tho they're evil ... ...jk. I liked this...!

Posted by kashby on Mar 08, 2006

ow, now my eyes hut, whoa.

Posted by MattNate on Mar 09, 2006

what i meant was that since their simular its a little harder to see so its hard to know what they are.does anyone agree with me.i really like this one, send some more

Posted by MattNate on Mar 09, 2006

sorry for spelling they're wrong

Posted by MattNate on Mar 09, 2006

i don't think thats the only reason, i think the last ones come off the page what makes it look 3D,and i think peaple are used to that desine being a spirill

Posted by 98_angel on Mar 11, 2006

nice one , but i'm kind of confused my eyes moght pop out

Posted by Methlos on Mar 12, 2006

my eyes hurt

Posted by soccerstar_1515 on Mar 13, 2006


Posted by coldfire on Mar 14, 2006

COOL.. can anyone explain how could this happens??

Posted by mitzimesser on Mar 17, 2006

This one is freaky cool. I copied it & I'm going to put it on my desktop to freak people out!

Posted by pianostar3212 on Mar 20, 2006

that was cool!!! so dizzy!!!

Posted by katieevs on Mar 21, 2006

This is really cool although it made my eyes go funny after a while!!

Posted by mrfatbat on Mar 21, 2006

Do not eat before doing this one! what a strain on my poor brain

Posted by lukeschett on Mar 21, 2006

I was too lazy to trace it but it still n00bz0rsed.

Posted by Unstumpable on Mar 29, 2006

Iâ™ LOVEDâ™ IT! It was all the cooler though when i got my vison back after staring at if for 30 mins without tracing to see if i could get it. I still didn't get it until i traced it though, lol Still, great one. I wish they updated more

Posted by calmsavior on Apr 07, 2006

actually the little stripes along the circles seem to form a spiral

Posted by steverbeaver3 on Apr 09, 2006

coldfire: It probably has something to do with the stripes on the circles. DO you see how they curve in?

Love it!

Posted by bebo on Apr 14, 2006

creepy yet cool

Posted by mrndcmch on Apr 22, 2006


Posted by BrownEyes on Apr 25, 2006

Eh... it's okay.

Posted by rlb0613 on Apr 26, 2006

I had to trace several circles several times before I believed that one. That was great!!!!!!!!

Posted by tonjawithaj on Apr 28, 2006

very cool!

Posted by Lui312 on Apr 29, 2006

Woah!My head is spinning!

Posted by Cridol on Apr 30, 2006

â™ it is eye-boggling

Posted by blagh on May 04, 2006

Actually, there are no circles... plenty of arcs though

I know, some people are picky

Posted by fleur_delacour_ on May 06, 2006

whooo!!!!!!!!that was KE-RA-ZZZYYY!!!!
but cool!why do you have so many of them anyways?

sorry bout the smileys i am hyper!

Posted by Psychic_Master on May 11, 2006

That was REALLY cool!!!

Posted by osunale on May 14, 2006

Love this one!

Posted by stang99 on May 16, 2006

I know, its just happening çause of the check pattern behind it. I can actually see the place where it changes the circle but the mouse never goes on it. It's great, pal.

Posted by Jimbo on May 21, 2006

Now that's a new one. I like it!

Posted by brainiac_blonde on May 22, 2006

...woah! that was so eyes hurt...


Posted by jed12395 on Jun 01, 2006

Very Weird..But Cool

Posted by KooliKoolKid94 on Jun 04, 2006


Posted by Psychic_Master on Jun 05, 2006

Awesome one, Jake!

Posted by IMCUL4E on Jun 05, 2006


Posted by sftball_rocks13 on Jun 06, 2006


Posted by patm on Jun 08, 2006

Wow, I had to trace it three times, but it works. Really cool!

Posted by Blackbelt92 on Jun 08, 2006

Lets look at this in a scientific way. Ok, so you're looking at a spiral. It completly appears to go downwards, creating an optical allusion to my mind. But is there more than just the downward spiral? That is the trick optical allusions have on your Dual-brain nerves, located at the top right and left-hand corner of your head. Dual Brain-nerves allow humans and most intellectually-functioning beings to think clearly. This is also why we feel dizzy and make unacurate comments like "my brain hurts". As you have just annalyzed, your brain does not actually hur, it is your dual brain nerves. Also, i still have no idea why they are called that, as the are not even close to being part of your brain, as they are located right below the thick head plating known as th skull. so just to clear up any inacurate speech, i wanted to inform you all of this. Also, The allusion was ok i guess, it is certainly not as good as others are saying, because it only held my attention for a minute, right before i figured it out.

Posted by PinkyandBrain on Jun 10, 2006


Posted by danielzerman on Jun 18, 2006

good spiral... just kiding

Posted by Muzozavr on Jun 19, 2006

I traced it and yes, it's a serie of circles. BUT my mouse went to a wrong point lots of times.
Wacky. Fun. Strong. What else do you need from an optical illusion?

Posted by brits1994 on Jun 22, 2006

AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!I Love IT

Posted by brits1994 on Jun 22, 2006

AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!I Love IT

Posted by akl21 on Jun 27, 2006

That's neat.

Posted by Vizth on Jul 04, 2006

Really cool, but my brain hurts now.

Posted by basketball101 on Jul 05, 2006

that was cool and i can't believe u have 71 comments on it now

Posted by devils400 on Jul 06, 2006

good one.where do you come up with this stuff

Posted by kukuzyavochka on Jul 13, 2006

hehe...good one.

Posted by on Jul 15, 2006

were am i?

Posted by SandUtil on Jul 16, 2006


Posted by blonde_genius on Jul 19, 2006

Great... ... now let me go barf
I am so dizzy!!!!

Posted by Dishhead5 on Aug 11, 2006

i am dizzy, confused and... happy.........

Posted by psiloconrib on Aug 24, 2006

this is one of the better ones that i have ever come across

Posted by TheSmartest on Sep 18, 2006

After realizing that it wasn't a spiral, I said, out loud:

"Whooaaa, Ok, This is funky..."


Anyway, awesome illusion!

Posted by ddr_hula_sing on Sep 27, 2006

made my eyes kind of funny though!

Posted by mrguyguy on Oct 01, 2006

holy crap

Posted by Lizzie713 on Oct 28, 2006

Ohh My Goodness
That is awesome

Posted by on Nov 03, 2006

WooT! thats awesome

Posted by khedron on Dec 11, 2006

Does anyone know what the heck Blackbelt92 is talking about?

Posted by shut_up on Dec 15, 2006

ok there has to be a catch to this thing really look at the middle it DOES! start spiraling it just looks like that cuz a certain part of the circles get close to each other its so obvious really only a genuis could figure that out DUH but cool illusion tho

Posted by i_luv_2_read on Dec 21, 2006


my brain hurts....

Posted by ari_1 on Dec 27, 2006

cool!!! man my eyes hurt!!

Posted by Pizzazz2u on Dec 31, 2006

A Superb trick for the mind and eyes. Totally amazing, Jake! Keep up the great work.

Posted by WhitenerdyAl on Jan 13, 2007


Posted by xxilove_ihatexx on Jan 13, 2007

one word : woah

Posted by bgil7604 on Jan 24, 2007

This is awesome. I would have never figured out they were concentric circles until I used my mouse to trace it. I'm still dizzy!

Posted by freebush92 on Jan 29, 2007

we just learned about concentric circles in geometry...i never wouldve figured this out though!

Posted by on Mar 09, 2007

Part of it is the background. The details get smaller towards the middle.
And the circles are made up of black and white lines that make it look kind of like a ribbon that twists around. Look closely.

Posted by cooltigerr1 on Mar 31, 2007

ooohhhhh another part that makes it confusing is the backround! lol this keeps me entertained and it doesnt do anything!

Posted by alicexcore on Apr 03, 2007

That's pretty intense.
I had to trace it like ten times because I kept messing up.

Posted by turtle on Apr 20, 2007

Nice one

Posted by MikeMan1216 on Apr 30, 2007

I like that one. It's very illusion-y...

Posted by BrieCheese on May 02, 2007

I've seen this one a million times. Good one anyway

Posted by saxman on May 04, 2007

I love eye benders.

Posted by katiekinnss1 on May 17, 2007

that is awsome

Posted by msgirl on May 27, 2007


Posted by Tyquas on May 30, 2007

kc2010 it realy isnt a spiril if you traced it corectly.

Posted by Tyquas on May 30, 2007

geeeeez. does anyone have any glasses? my eyes are killing me. no wait thats the illution O_O thats just to coooool ^0^ ohh my eyes my eeeeyyyyeeeees!

Posted by lilrena4ever on May 31, 2007

LOL!!!IT LOOKS LIKE IM ENTERING A SWIRLING VORTEX!!lol!!!!The best one i've seen 2day!

Posted by auntiesis on Jun 12, 2007

Cooooooool !!!! Love optical illusions. More , please.

Posted by FutureMD on Jun 18, 2007

This is a very interesting optical illusion-though I have to admit that I am not partial to these types of optical illusions-I HATE to be proven wrong!

Posted by offsky on Jul 13, 2007

Made me dizzy

Posted by offsky on Jul 13, 2007

My head hurts now

Posted by offsky on Jul 13, 2007

My head hurts now

Posted by offsky on Jul 13, 2007

My head hurts now

Posted by on Jul 22, 2007

Zomg, I think my brain just died.

Posted by chiliwormeater4 on Jul 30, 2007

WOW that really was driving me crazy. I traced it with my mouse and it really does work. I saved the picture and used one of my programs that i made to check if the spiral is really centric circles or fake.

Posted by Paranoia_Agent on Aug 15, 2007

I could sound smart and analyze why exactly the spiral appears as it does (as some others have) but why bother? It's a great optical illusion, who cares why it works the way it does! *it definitively hurt my eyes too O.o*

Posted by swirlingmist on Aug 17, 2007

Wow, that's a nice thing to see when you wake up! Very cool!

Posted by Brock on Aug 22, 2007

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Posted by EienNiKirei on Oct 19, 2007

That was really cool ...dizzy

Posted by doglc on Nov 09, 2007

whoa that was kool and interesting!

Posted by music_princess on Nov 23, 2007

whoa that was creepy crazy

Posted by xlrfreak on Dec 07, 2007

man this thing is reaalii weird

Posted by beriesNcreamx28 on Dec 19, 2007

that is so cool

Posted by CatsAreCute on Dec 20, 2007

It's a spiral!
OW!! My eyes!!!

Posted by steeler84 on Jan 16, 2008

Posted by lauren044-- on Jan 20, 2008

Whooooaaaa... Freeeaaaakyyyy....

Posted by emily103 on Jan 20, 2008

Wow. Cooooool.

Posted by Solwyvern on Jan 26, 2008

great illusion

Posted by jss21xoxo on Feb 22, 2008


Posted by kulomofojo on Feb 28, 2008


Posted by megagymnastics1 on Mar 19, 2008

Wow thats pretty cool

Posted by Lita_Lightheart on Mar 21, 2008

aaaaa my eyes hurt and I'm dizzy!
That was really fun

Posted by pn_16 on Apr 29, 2008


Posted by 7mi27 on May 28, 2008

COOL!!! I'm dizzy now....

Posted by DrPepper96 on Jun 11, 2008

Woah. I'm dizzy now.

Posted by xbrittaneyzx on Jun 14, 2008

that was really cool!

Posted by lupus on Jun 26, 2008

very cool, love it!

Posted by HawkGarcia on Jul 08, 2008

That's a weird one.

Posted by TiNY_PUNK_ROcK on Sep 06, 2008


Posted by Elios on Oct 28, 2008

Wow. I had to trace it using 2 fingers (1 to trace, 1 to mark my spot) about 3 times before I believed it. Wicked!

Posted by coolcat535 on Nov 25, 2008

awsome dude it made me a little dizzy but it is soooooooooooo cool!

Posted by Zinger on Nov 28, 2008

wow that was hecka cool!! i didnt believ it was just circles for a second

Posted by bradon182001 on Dec 09, 2008

I had to do as Elios did to actually trace the circle. Really awesome.

Posted by here2 on Dec 24, 2008

even tracing it with my mouse, my eyes keep telling me it is a spiral. This is a favorite.

Posted by Strakk on Jan 12, 2009

Is that even a spiral?
Who is that Frazer guy anyway?
Just kidding...
Nice teaser though...

Posted by Matttoy on Jan 18, 2009

This Spiral is awesome!

Posted by deltabelle on Jan 22, 2009

very cool. First time I've seen this one!

Posted by CullenBaby on Apr 18, 2009

ohh, that is cool...interesting indeed
my head hurts now

Posted by Shelilah on Apr 18, 2009

this makes me dizzy!

Posted by mir77 on May 18, 2009

i acedentally looked at the circle and soirals at same time, now my eyes like and i so dizzy, i might hurl hope i dont

Posted by valencia on Jul 21, 2009

the spiral was really kool

Posted by on Oct 30, 2009

was that some SICK TWISTED joke!?!!
jesus crist that was so freakin ANNOYING. crazy JAKE kid owes me a new mouse damn straight. now my left mouse key is BROKEN!!!!! *burn. hee hee. eh em anger issues.

Posted by xxsoftballxx13x on Feb 26, 2010

Oh my...I am so dizzy...but it was cool

Posted by gathena on May 26, 2010

Man it looks soooooooo much like a spiral yet the person who posted this is right it is just a bunch of circles connected! But still it is an awsome quiz!

Posted by Starkiller on Jun 23, 2010

It kinda looks like either a vortex or a wormhole, the way I viewed it

Posted by on Jul 12, 2010

whooaa cool

Posted by empatuan on Feb 08, 2011


Posted by on Feb 09, 2011

Really Kinda weird but I like it. It made me dizzy!!!!!!

Posted by Illusionist on Feb 14, 2011

So cool! Jake, you're awesome.

Posted by morlolet on Feb 22, 2011

That was an amazing one!!! I was Almost 10090 sore that was a spiral!!!

Posted by PREMAZH on Mar 01, 2011

This is a nice one......

Posted by Quarter_Queen on May 17, 2011

Queen's eyes hurt >.

Posted by on Jul 10, 2011


Posted by Mandy7 on Jul 27, 2011

omg that is sooooo cool! i dont think i wood have believed it if i hadent tried it myself! btw thatz a LOT of commentz!

Posted by Sabrina10190 on Sep 19, 2011

Thats cool! I like it.

Posted by Benjiboo on Nov 05, 2011


Posted by Melanmel16 on Apr 10, 2012

lol i keep messing up with my mouse

Posted by charlottes-odd on Apr 25, 2012

Oooohhh... ... Soo prettttyyyy.... ...

Posted by brains2beauty96 on Jun 15, 2012

So very cool!

Posted by kmrutledge on Sep 04, 2012


Posted by Obilio on Dec 11, 2012

Woah, That's cool. never seen this one before, Thanks

Posted by scv89 on Mar 29, 2013

Very nice!

Posted by goodluck1923 on May 11, 2013

Cool spiral!

Posted by SaraGrace on Jul 30, 2013

I love this impossible spiral.

Posted by DropSquad on Nov 28, 2013

The lines are black and white and are curved and slanted producing the spiral effect.

Posted by Jake on Jul 01, 2014

Glad you like it

Posted by stitch-ex626 on Oct 26, 2014

That puzzle was almost as confusing as kittens!!!


Posted by LanceAlot on Dec 03, 2015

Crazy stuff!

Posted by Abigail-Grace on Nov 14, 2016

Meh eyes are hurting! Help!

Posted by THElogicalRESON on Apr 17, 2017

This is mesmerizing

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