Sunday, July 24, 2005 :::
I saw this episode of The X-Files once where some government agent dude could appear invisible (appear invisible? that's gotta be the stupidest oxymoron I've ever typed), by manipulating human blindspots. This is because the human eye doesn't actually see everything in front of it, so the brain has to just make up the rest. It was a stupid episode, but the concept of human blindspots is true. You can read about it here, or test it out below:
Close your left eye and stare at the plus sign with your right eye. Now, slowly move your head toward the screen, but don't take your right eye off of the plus sign. At some point the dot should disappear. See? Blindspot. You can't see the dot, so your brain just makes up that area with whatever surrounds it that you can see.
Anyway, I bring this up because I was looking through old photos this weekend and apparently I am very susceptible to blindspots. Take this 10th grade dance photo, for instance:
That boy-fop hairdo, those faded black pleated slacks, that purple paisley shirt, those white socks under black loafers. Ugh. I blame blindspots.
::: posted by dan at 10:02 PM :: [ link ] :: (9) comments
9 previous comments:
Whoa! I thought that was Colleen in that picture. You can't ever say anything about me and my sister looking alike ever again...
By brent, at 11:13 PM
white socks are the devil.
By , at 12:36 AM
Weird, when I look at this picture all the other faces appear invisible except Dan's adorable teenage countenance. Must be blindspots!
Too bad I couldn't block out those dresses.
By stsundown, at 2:42 AM
P.S. - Is that one of them "ghost orbs" behind the other guy's head?
By stsundown, at 2:45 AM
You have really nice posture.
By Kristina, at 9:29 AM
Personally, I love the floral halter dress with the hot pink shoes.Pretty!
By Kohn, at 11:44 AM
Those dresses are way more distracting than your white socks. Those are some TAPERED pants, my friend. TAPERED!
By Biglug, at 1:22 PM
Who belongs to which arm?
By Kristina, at 4:28 PM
That is weird, it looks like the guy on the right has two left hands.
By Christine, at 9:31 AM
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