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VIDEO: Watch this optical illusion make the faces of attractive celebrities turn distorted and ugly

Here’s an interesting little eye trick that was stumbled upon completely by accident.

An undergraduate student was going through photos of people’s faces for an experiment, when he noticed that if you stare at a certain point between two images, the faces in the photos become distorted.

According to researchers, the effect seems to take place when a focal point is aligned between the sets of eyes on the two faces. This causes the differences in the faces to appear more extreme. For example, if someone has a particularly large jaw, the effect will make it look ogre-like. If a face in a photo has a large forehead, the effect will make it look bulbous.

See for yourself:

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    James

    October 26, 2013 at 5:15 am

    It appears as if you need good vision in both eyes to see the illusion. I’m legally blind in my right eye, and unable to see any changes. Drat

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    Jenny

    October 26, 2013 at 6:10 am

    This is not true. I took a screenshot and examined some pictures in paint. They have been distorted. This is so stupid…

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    Jim S

    October 26, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Very strange!

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    Brian

    December 30, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    You’re flat out lying… Period.

    They haven’t been distorted in any way and you didn’t find the supposed proof of distortion because it doesn’t exist.

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    Bob Bryan

    January 28, 2014 at 5:19 am

    I just want to say that I watched that video, and the pictures flashed in time with the music I was listening to, and it was awesome.

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    M.

    June 26, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Distortion? Nothing happened. I just saw the same faces. Giant hoax.

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