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Old Oct 11, 2011, 2:33 PM   #1
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This is a photo of my handprint when I was a very young child. The hand is depressed (sunk in); but the photo makes it look like it is raised. Can anyone explain this strange quirk?
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 6:55 PM   #2
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I can't explain it but it works the same with footprints in beach sand. Quite a mystery.
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I think in general it looks sunken- except maybe the centre of your palm.
Maybe on removal the suction lifted the centre a little...!
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I can't explain it but it works the same with footprints in beach sand. Quite a mystery.
Banksy; this is really a mystery! I've never noticed it before!
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A bigger mystery is that it looked sunken yesterday- now it looks raised today....!!!
Are you playing games with us Carol..?
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G'day csa

Aaaaahh the wonders of "optical delusions" .... happens to me too > is it up or down?? can't tell

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Very interesting, it's just like one of those optical illusion art of stack blocks where you can't really tell is they protruding out, or inward. Funny how your eyes and brain can trick you!
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Now it's sunk again...!! What the....
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Now it's sunk again...!! What the....
Oh my gosh, you're right! Every time I look at it, it's different!! Now it looks sunk and I can't get my eyes to see them raised!!
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I dunno people; it always looks raised to me.
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