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Circles Hiding Among Rectangles September 16, 2017

Posted by geoff in News.

This isn’t an optical illusion exactly, but it’s cool nonetheless. Here goes:

Can you see the 16 disks in the picture below?

CirclesinSquaresAnd the answer is…



1. Jimbro - September 16, 2017

Can you provide a link to the answer for any blind people in the blog audience?

2. lauraw - September 16, 2017

Yeah, I’m not grabbing it either.

3. lauraw - September 16, 2017

Whups, okay now I see them. That’s cool.

4. Jimbro - September 16, 2017

Is this some kind of Magic Eye thing?

5. lauraw - September 16, 2017

Best I can verbalize it Jimbro is to look at the column of vertical lines between any two rectangular panels, and then shorten the focus of your eyes, to an area a couple inches before the computer screen.

6. geoff - September 16, 2017

The answer is now below the fold.

7. Jimbro - September 16, 2017


Nice one, I finally got it!

8. Mrs. Peel - September 16, 2017

As soon as I try to look at the circles directly, they disappear. Wild.

9. Retired Geezer - September 16, 2017

I’d seen this before so I knew the circles were there but it took me 3 minutes to find them again.

10. Retired Geezer - September 17, 2017

Hold my beer.
Guy in Porsche, leaving a car show, decides to thrill the onlookers by burning out.
Eleven people go to the hospital.


11. Bunk Strutts - September 18, 2017

Damn. I had to peek, and now the disks all appear, disappear and reappear. Very cool.

Here’s one to do while sitting on the pot in the office restroom. If the floor has identical square tiles, cross your eyes just enough to cause two adjacent tiles to come into focus as one, then the entire tile grid pattern appears, and it floats a foot or more above the floor.

12. Spot the 16 disks in this image. | Tacky Raccoons - October 2, 2017

[…] Unfocus your eyes a bit. Still can’t see them? Click here. […]

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