Friday, December 30, 2005
Actually, Scotty B caught this at Ian's mom's house while we weren't using the row boat. (or the oar)
Yahoo News Story Here
If you are near to this picture, Mr Angry is on the left and Mrs Calm is on the right. If you view it from a distance, they switch places!
Option 1. Just look at this picture on your computer screen and vary the distance from which you look at it. For some people, even squinting or narrowing your eyes will work.
Option 2. Using the 'Save As' option (or equivalent) on your computer, save yourself a copy. Open it in Photoshop or any similar photo wrangling application. Use the zoom in and zoom out options to replicate viewing the picture close up or from far away.
Option 3. Save the picture and print it out on your laser printer, preferably using fairly high resolution (300dpi is sufficient) and as large as you can on the piece of paper. Stick this to a wall and then view it from far or near.
Option 4. Look at this page, where I've reproduced the exact same image at different scales. This should give you the same effect.
CREDITS This illusion was invented by Philippe G. Schyns and Aude Oliva of the University of Glasgow. It is featured on this web page: http://cvcl.mit.edu/gallery.htm , listed under 'Dr Angry and Mr Smiles'. It is taken from Schyns and Oliva's paper, "Dr Angry and Mr Smiles: when categorization flexibly modifies the perception of faces in rapid visual presentations, Nov 1998". It is a copyright image and if they tell me to take it off this web page, I will.
Thought this was pretty neat. You can use electronic stickie notes instead of them surrounding you computer monitor, loosing stick, and falling to the "foreverlostforgottenaboutuntilyoureallyneededtodoitthenitwastoolate" pile on your grubby little floor.
ARE YOU IN THE TOP 2% OF INTELLIGENT PEOPLE IN THE WORLD?
SOLVE THE RIDDLE AND FIND OUT.
There are no tricks, just pure logic, so good luck and don't give up.
1. In a street there are five houses, painted five different colours.
2. In each house lives a person of different nationality
3. These five homeowners each drink a different kind of beverage, smoke
different brand of cigar and keep a different pet.
THE QUESTION: WHO OWNS THE FISH?
1. The Brit lives in a red house.
2. The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
3. The Dane drinks tea.
4. The Green house is on the left of the White house.
5. The owner of the Green house drinks coffee.
6. The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
7. The owner of the Yellow house smokes Dunhill.
8. The man living in the centre house drinks milk.
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10. The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
11. The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
12. The man who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
13. The German smokes Prince.
14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
15. The man who smokes Blends has a neighbour who drinks water.
ALBERT EINSTEIN WROTE THIS RIDDLE EARLY DURING THE 19th CENTURY. HE
SAID THAT 98% OF THE WORLD POPULATION WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SOLVE IT.
Click the comments for the answer.