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#29320 - 05/19/01 09:20 PM Re: tessellations  
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- as I said, this is of no help in the word search, merely a punctilio of interest

And I am certainly interested in your punctiliousness!



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#29321 - 05/19/01 09:41 PM Re: tessellations  
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tsuwm, thanks for the link! It sure *seems as if you have found the correct word for the original question, but I'm apt to see both sides of a dichotomy.


#29322 - 05/20/01 02:42 AM Re: A more generic term  
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Must one smoke some maple leaf before one can see this?

Thank you, Max! I was sure I was the only one who couldn't see those damn angry faces ! As for the Magic Eye thingies, with enough determined effort at changing my mental perspective, I can usually see the image, but the illusion in the Canadian flag remains elusive. I'm glad to have company!


#29323 - 05/20/01 09:38 AM Re: tessellations  
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musick: I'm apt to see both sides of a dichotomy.

Or all four....
http://math.cornell.edu/~ferenc/java/


#29324 - 05/20/01 10:50 PM canadian flag illusion  

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Must one smoke some maple leaf before one can see this?

max and nancyk, i suspect the problem may be that you're both looking too hard for the illusion. all the "faces" consist of are crude geometric profiles; they are perfectly symmetrical and are formed by the lines that separate the white from the red on either of the top two quadrants of the leaf. their foreheads are conjoined, they have neanderthal brows, long pointy noses and open mouths which are similar to less than/greater than signs, respectively. their shoulders, also mirror images of each other, are pointed slightly downward.

does this make it even more confusing??


#29325 - 05/20/01 11:04 PM Re: canadian flag illusion  
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does this make it even more confusing??


Incroyable! I got it! I had to save the image, and blow it up to full-screen, then chant the secret Pooh-Bah mantra three times backward in Farsi, while wearing my special Canadian bacon toga and hitting myself on the head with a Celine Dion CD, but I got it! Thanks, bridget, even if the only thing it proves is that some of us have waaaay too much time on our hands.


#29326 - 05/20/01 11:15 PM Re: canadian flag illusion  
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the only thing it proves is that some of us have waaaay too much time on our hands

And some of us (moi, par example) have waaaay too little imagination: I'm not much good at seeing dragons, ducks, daisies, dogs, whatever, in clouds either. Hmmmm, did you mention smokable maple leaves, Max? .

BTW, thanks, B96, your description did help!



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the only thing it proves is that some of us have waaaay too much time on our hands


and....

In reply to:

did you mention smokable maple leaves, Max?


bridget96 wishes to have the record reflect that no maple leaves were destroyed or otherwise harmed in the production of her elucidation.



#29328 - 05/21/01 12:21 AM Re: canadian flag illusion  
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In the interests of averting a charge of slandering a deity, I must clarify the identify of those acuused by me of having too much time. The word "us" was used to refer to the individuals who initially discovered this illusion, and the verbally inept Kiwi who wasted time intended for secular employment finding it. Thanks to the goddess for her assistance, without which the Canadian flag would still look like nothing more than a red maple leaf on a white background.


#29329 - 05/21/01 12:23 AM Re: cube  
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math.cornell.edu/~ferenc/java/
Pretty cool link, but I think I'll stick to words. I didn't quite "get" the cube.


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