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Hilarious: Altered-Perception Sports Answered

I saw this video of a Japanese game show where players try to play a game of soccer with binoculars strapped to their heads:



It made me think: what other kinds of games could you have, where your own perceptions were the challenge? Fisheye lenses over each eye? Periscopes? Let's hear some ideas; maybe we can come up with some cool, brand-new Instructable ideas.

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Haha, that is absolutely hilarious!

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westfw

10 years ago

You can experience a mild version of this if you go snorkeling or scuba diving (and I suppose, even with swim goggles.) The air/glass/water interface acts as a lense, and everything looks about 30% closer than it really is. You can get used to it pretty quickly, I guess, but if you're mainly a spectator while swimming along, you definitely run into "reach for something and find you can't touch it" sort of things.

And NOW you all know what it is like to wear really strong Bifocals LOL As long as you could keep your own feet in sight, one could learn to compensate fairly quickly I would think (but that was pretty funny ;-) ).

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Patrik

10 years ago

There's the classical experiment where volunteers were give goggles which turned ever they saw upside down. After wearing these goggles 24-7 for a while, the brain will rewire so that you can see everything normal again. Then when you take the goggles off', you have to re-train your brain back again!

Woah, that'd be freaky!

Not really as bad as being, say, blind. where one has to use the other senses to compensate.

Oh, that was really funny. Japanese game shows are so bizarre, naive and funny at the same time. Awesome!

Just cover one eye and try playing tennis.

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rachel

10 years ago

omg that made me laugh so much my stomach hurts