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Brain Teasers

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Read out loud the text inside the triangle below.

 More than likely you said, 'A bird in the bush,'! And...
If this IS what YOU said, then you failed to see
That the word THE is repeated twice!
Sorry, look again.






Next, let's play with some words. What do you see?

 You may not see it at first, but the white spaces read the word optical, the blue landscape reads the word illusion. Look again! Can you see why this painting is called an optical illusion?

What do you see?


In black you can read the word GOOD, in white the word EVIL
(inside each black letter is a white letter).  Now, what do you see?



 What do you see here?


 This one is really tricky!

The word TEACH reflects as LEARN.



Last one.What do you see?


You probably read the word ME in brown, but........

When you look through ME you will read the word YOU!
Do you need to look again?




 Test your brain. This is really cool!



    Count every ' F ' in the following text:


6 -- no joke.
Really, go Back and Try to find the 6 F's before you scroll down. The reasoning behind is further down.The brain cannot process 'OF'.


Incredible or what? Go back and look again!!
Anyone who counts all 6 'F's' on the first go is a genius.
Three is normal, four is quite rare.




More Brain Stuff. . .  From Cambridge University 
 Olny srmat poelpe can raed this.I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty   uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig   to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in what oredr the ltteers in a word are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is that the first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it wouthit a porbelm.  This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! If you can raed this psas it on   !!



Only smart people can read this. I couldn't believe I could actually understand what I was reading. The phenomenal power of the human mind, according to a research at Cambridge University, it doesn't matter in what order the letters in a word are, the only important thing is that the first and last letter be in the right place. The rest can be a total mess and you can still read it without a problem. This is because the human mind does not read every letter by itself, but the word as a whole. Amazing huh? Yeah and I always thought spelling was important! If you can read this pass it on!! 





This hurts my eyes! Dosen't it look like its moving?!?!? Its really not.

SO Cool!






Look around on this image and see how incredible the effect is. You computer screen will seem to be waving and rippling like the ocean.

This Picture is NOT MOVING!! Can you believe that???




This is a great illusion ! Look at the black dot in the middle and move you head forward and backward. You will see both circles rotating in different directions ! How does it work ? If you move further away, the circles will become smaller for you. This means, from your point of view, every symbol moves inwards, and their slanted edge give the impression of circumferential motion. If the edges are not slanted enough, the illusion doesn't work near as good.




Is the pie of cheese cut out, or does it lie in front ? Hmmm.....

One of the better fake illusions. Look intensely at this picture for twenty seconds and you will recognize a giraffe ... LOL!


A lot of illusions are caused by the processing in the brain. Take this simple animation below for example : does the wheel turn left or right ? You can make it turn in any direction you want, just by thinking of it. It may help to look at the edges : look at the left edge and it turns left ...

 How does it work ? This wheel is not turning left or right. It consists of just two different frames, there is no "direction" involved. But your brain thinks : "It's moving, it's a wheel, so it must be turning in some direction, right" ? It just makes up the missing frames on its own.



 Try to say the color of the words, instead of actually reading them. You will find it surprisingly difficult. The right half of your brain is trying to say the colors, the left half is trying to say the word itself. And the Nederlands part, was just a part of the picture. I couldn't erase it, but is teaches you how to say colors in that language! Pretty cool!

This image, resembling a wooden door or something, contains sixteen perfect circles. Stare at the white x in the middle for a while, and they will suddenly pop out. The first time I read the description of the illusion I couldn't believe it. Perfect circles in a picture with only straight lines? But it's true, see for yourself.


Look at the cute little boy on the right side. He's shown in two different colors, right ? Now gaze at the left plus sign for 20 seconds, then look at the right plus sign. The image is looking normal now ! Ain't it incredible ? This phenomenon is called chromatic adaptation. Your eyes adjust themselves to the overload of colors. When you look at the right, your eyes are still filtering out the cyan and yellow. For a while.



This appears to be a set of meaningless black blocks, but it's actually a word you can read. What word could that be ?



Read the text aloud. Read it again. What have you read ? Are you sure that's right ?


This is a fantastic illusion ! Stare at the cross in the center and you will see a series of events :

  • A circle of purple spots, one spot disappears clockwise.
  • A circle of purple spots, one spot turns green clockwise.
  • Only the green spot remains, circling around the cross. 

 This one also looks like its moving. It makes you feel kinda dizzy when you stare at the blue circle in the middle.



This is 4 the Harry Potter Fans!


 A very astounding design. Not only because the words Harry Potter can be turned upside down, but also because the font is a bit reminiscent of the original one. They should put this on the cover of the next book (If there is one!)


Are you color blind?



If you see a three on the left and the number 73 on the right, you're just fine. But if you see a five on the left, and just a bunch of spots on the right ... you may be color blind. Oh No!!!!


Find your blind spot

So I just said your eyes are not perfect. Allow me to demonstrate. Look at the image below. Since the squirrel doesn't trust the all-too-friendly smile of the boy, he wants to get out. Let's make him disappear ! Close your left eye, then look at the boy (probably with your right eye). Slowly decrease (or increase) the distance to the screen until ... the squirrel is gone !



Whoa ! Seems you DO have a blind spot, and it's large, too ! There is a certain spot in the back of your eye where you can't see. It's where the optical nerves ("wiring and cables") enter the eye.
This is also a brain illusion. Think about this : do you see a huge floating gap everywhere you look ? No ? But you just learned you have a blind spot so ... your mind just guesses what should be there and shows it to you !


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Comments (39)

galileascobee said

at 10:30 pm on Dec 10, 2010

i lvoe yuor biran taeesr aelx it wulod be ipmosisble for msot peolpe to raed the lsat prat but i raed it the frist tmie it was so fun

alexandriascobee said

at 10:21 am on Dec 11, 2010

Thanks Gali! I LOVE how you spelled the words! Its fun to do right! ♥, Alex =)

June Shanahan said

at 6:44 pm on Dec 11, 2010

This is my favorite page on the entire wiki. I am so frustrated with the letter "F"!!!! I had to turn my head side-ways to see them all!!!!!! Alex, are you going to add more?

alexandriascobee said

at 8:36 pm on Dec 11, 2010

Thanks Mrs. Shanahan! Yup, the letter F frustrated me too! I had to count a TRILLION times before I found them all! Don't worry. I am going to add new ones! Check back to see them! Thanks for the comment! ♥, Alex

indira@scobee said

at 11:01 pm on Dec 11, 2010

I got 6 f's! which is so cool but also weird... I'm not that kind of genius!

alexandriascobee said

at 9:30 am on Dec 12, 2010

On the first try?? Wow! That is so cool! No wonder you are a Super Brain! ♥, Alex

June Shanahan said

at 10:24 am on Dec 12, 2010

I love this page. It's pure torture. More, more, more!

alexandriascobee said

at 12:05 pm on Dec 12, 2010

LOL! Thanks! I am going to add tons more torture!

June Shanahan said

at 5:51 am on Dec 13, 2010

You are making my brain hurt. Ouch! I love it!

alexandriascobee said

at 10:33 am on Dec 13, 2010

Thanks! My brain hurts too! It is getting really hard to find more brain teasers because I have used almost all of them, but I won't give up!

noelscobee said

at 10:48 am on Dec 13, 2010

awesome page!!! this is definitley my fav!!!!! also, i got 4 fs! and i lvoe the part wehre the seplling was all wrong!

noelscobee said

at 10:51 am on Dec 13, 2010

i mean, it cant be wrong! its right!

noelscobee said

at 10:49 am on Dec 13, 2010

can i add some optical illusions to this page? (im only asking because i wanted to make a page like this but you did! great page!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

salvadorscobee said

at 10:51 am on Dec 13, 2010

awesome job alex I LOVE IT!

alexandriascobee said

at 5:57 pm on Dec 15, 2010

Thanks Dr. Sal!

sarah1scobee said

at 10:52 am on Dec 13, 2010

LOL i love your page alex

alexandriascobee said

at 5:48 pm on Dec 15, 2010

Thanks Sarah! That means a lot! ♥, Alex

noelscobee said

at 4:06 pm on Dec 15, 2010

i love the harry potter one!!! its awesome!!!

alexandriascobee said

at 5:48 pm on Dec 15, 2010

Thanks! I like your cooking page! Its cool!

noelscobee said

at 5:23 pm on Dec 16, 2010

thanks alex! but yours is WAY better!

noelscobee said

at 5:38 pm on Dec 16, 2010

hey, alex, do u mind if i copy the wiki page onto coolhq? i'll say u made it! and give a link to the original one!

Alex said

at 6:45 pm on Dec 22, 2010

Yeah! Go ahead! That would be soo cool!

elizabethscobee said

at 10:54 am on Jan 3, 2011

I love it i'm going to tell and show it to my family and friends!!!!
:D YEAH!!!!

Alex said

at 4:53 pm on Jan 17, 2011

Thanks! Glad you like it!

rachelscobee said

at 7:24 pm on Feb 6, 2011

on the one with the f's i counted 7

Alex said

at 7:28 pm on Feb 6, 2011

Really? How?? I could only count 3, but then I finally found all 6 (Or 7) after like, a MILLION tries!

Alex said

at 7:28 pm on Feb 6, 2011

Guess I need to start looking for more F's!

Noel (Hawk) said

at 7:46 pm on Mar 7, 2011

lol me too! it's hard but on my first go I counted all 6, then I spotted that extra one!

Noel (Hawk) said

at 7:47 pm on Mar 7, 2011

nah, on my first go I got 5

Sarah said

at 3:05 pm on Mar 7, 2011

This is so cool Snow Angel

Alex said

at 4:52 pm on Mar 7, 2011

Thanks Gleek!

♫ Galilea ♫ said

at 3:52 pm on Mar 12, 2011

I loooooooooooooooooooooove this page its awesome! :DDDDDDD

Alex said

at 8:35 pm on Mar 13, 2011

Thanks Gali! Means a lot!

Alex said

at 6:51 pm on Mar 14, 2011

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the links Mrs. Shanahan! Thanks 4 sharing!

Enjoy your spring break!
♥, Snow Angel

Alex said

at 3:37 pm on May 5, 2011

Whoa! Someone from Frankfurt Am Maine is viewing this page! Thats where Anne Frank is from. Cool! :)

June Shanahan said

at 7:37 am on Jun 5, 2011

Someone from Holland (The Netherlands) is viewing this page!

Alex said

at 8:04 am on Jun 5, 2011

So cool!

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