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Illusion/Delusion PDF Print E-mail
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Written by James Randi   

I recently attended a rather special conference at which was held the 2009 Best Illusion of the Year contest. There, I met Dr. Shen Lin, a mathematician, who soon solved one of my mentalism tricks, after some head-scratching and deep thought! At dinner that night, I also met Professor Thomas V. Papathomas, Director of the Laboratory of Vision Research with Rutgers University Department of Biomedical Engineering. He forwarded me an excellent illusion, to be viewed at YouTube. Take a look, and be amused and amazed!

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Hmmm...
written by BillyJoe, May 25, 2009
Well it's good, but hands up who hasn't seen it at least ten times already.
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Jaded?
written by Anitya, May 25, 2009
Why would the fact that you have already seen something make it any less interesting?

Nice illusion, new to me smilies/smiley.gif
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written by LovleAnjel, May 25, 2009
It's bizarre how our brain will shift its visual interpretation of something. One second it's a face following you with its eyes and the next it's a negative image.
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written by ErikStanfill, May 28, 2009
This is great illusion. Many of you may have seen this with the "statues" in the pre-show/queue area of Disneyland's "Hanunted Mansion" attraction.
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written by DrMatt, May 30, 2009
Jerry Andrus did lots of stuff like this.
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Why be amazed?
written by rjh01, May 31, 2009
This is a very common illusion I have seen several times. Very easy to do. James Randi is presenting it as if it is something new.

It is not even a very good youtube of it.
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written by Steel Rat, June 02, 2009
Where did he say it was something new??

That mask is just freaky the way the eyes stick out!
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