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Old 04-04-13, 01:22 PM
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If this doesn't drive you nuts, nothing will...

Stumbled across this the other day while looking for something else:

The squares with the letters "A" and "B" in them are the exact same shade of gray. Really. Trust me:
 
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Old 04-04-13, 01:57 PM
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How do you know? Lol...................
 
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Old 04-04-13, 02:25 PM
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Doesn't look that way on my monitor.
 
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I could buy that the letters A and B are the same shade of grey. Not so much the squares.

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Old 04-04-13, 02:36 PM
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Ok....I'm a believer...the eyes do strange things. I even tried covering the green cylinder...looked different...not so I guess.

Checker shadow illusion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

We all know a light color looks even lighter when surrounded by dark and vice versa.
 
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I know how colors can appear different under various lighting conditions but part of my brain is still trying to say it ain't so
 
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Old 04-04-13, 03:20 PM
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Showed my best tow buddy and he refused to believe it until I printed the image and then folded the paper to bring the two squares together. You can also verify it by opening it in Photoshop. There you can either "eyedropper" samples or highlight and drag little snippets between the two blocks.
 
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I saw a show about color and how our ability to see different colors varies between cultures. A scientist went to Africa and study one particular tribe and their ability to see color. They didn't have as many words for colors as we do. And they describe certain things as colors that we would not describe them as. He had this test he would do on a computer screen. There were several squares of green arranged in a circle. One square was a slightly different color than the rest. The africans could not tell which square was different, whereas, we could. Then he had another screen of squares in a color that the tribe had several words to describe. They were able to pick out the different square when I couldn't tell which it was.
 
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