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# Glitch in the matrix? Mind = blown!!!

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posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 08:33 AM
I stumbled across something that literally blew my mind!!!

Maybe I'm just stupid?

But to me, this defies the laws of common sense! It changes everything that I thought that I knew about anything!!!

Okay maybe I'm exaggerating a little... But check this out!!!

64 = 65

posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 08:42 AM
How on Earth does that happen? Lol

posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 08:45 AM

I know... Right???

posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 08:46 AM
It's a trick: explained

posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 08:47 AM
I've seen a similar variation of that puzzle. If I remember correctly it's because the slopes are slightly different in angle or length and they don't precisely match.

posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 08:51 AM

Originally posted by warlok
It's a trick: explained

Thank you. Trick solved. The slopes don't match. There's a gap between them which equals one cube.
edit on 3/8/2012 by ChaoticOrder because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 08:52 AM
correct me if im wrong...so its not a math trick but a software trick?
i didnt really understand the explanation

posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 08:53 AM
Was much more fun when it was a mystery
lol

posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 08:54 AM
Ha that is cool but i don't think it is a glitch in the matrix. Has to be something to do with cutting multiple squares in half thus giving us more squares to work with.

posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 08:55 AM

This is because it is a slight optical illusion. Basically the angles of the cut pieces do not exactly match up and leaves a slight gap in the center. This accounts for the extra square.
For a visual explanation of this see this link Just move the pieces with your mouse to the other 5x13 grid and will show you where the gap is.

posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 08:58 AM
I am betting the answer = MATH...

posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 09:03 AM

Originally posted by jazzguy
correct me if im wrong...so its not a math trick but a software trick?
i didnt really understand the explanation

They don't actually fit together, they're adjusted and the extra adjustment makes up another square. Look at the java applet posted above, adjust the number of squares to 3 and it becomes very obvious because the adjustment needed it a lot larger.
edit on 3-8-2012 by SpearMint because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 04:06 PM

Originally posted by Sinny
Was much more fun when it was a mystery
lol

Agreed

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