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Can You Also Hear This Silent GIF Like Many Others?

Most people say they hear a “thudding” sound.


First, there were infographics – and then there were memes. But as the digital world advanced, people eventually discovered gifs. They are basically short and silent animations. They appear to be a mere second video but only without any sound. However, there are actually people who say otherwise.

You might have noticed this gif on various social media sites, posted by netizens who claim to hear a sound from it. Is it not odd, right? It definitely is but it is somehow interesting. This gif below bears the caption that reads: “Why can I hear this?”

Well, why not give it a try and experience it yourself. Did you hear something or not? In any case, people did – and it is taking the internet by storm. Check it out below:

The gif was created by a Twitter user named Happy Toast. Interestingly, there is an explanation for this odd phenomenon. First, Dr. Lisa Debruine, a researcher at the University of Glasgow, wanted to confirm just how many individuals can hear a sound from the gif through a poll. And believe it or not, 75 percent of them agree.

If you also hear it, you are not alone.

Four percent of the total participants suggest that they heard “something else.” Others say they heard some sort of “bonging,” while there are those who claim to hear a “sproing” sound.
So, what exactly is the reason behind this? Why are people suddenly hearing a sound from this gif?

First off, this is not really the first gif of sort to surface. There is this one where elephants are playing see-saw.

This one, too.

Keep in mind that our perception of sound can be highly influenced by visual information. In a sense, this phenomenon is not limited to soundless gifs. And it is actually a thing that happens on a daily basis.

This is basically called the McGurk effect (check out the video below to know more about it). It refers to the fact that your brain can be tricked into hearing various things based on the information obtained by your eyes.

Is it a “ba” or a “bla?”

Source: Of The Box

It is also important to note that the perceived sound can be different from one person to another. That is because what a person sees can override what he/she hears, and it is usually different from another person. Still, it is an interesting thing to experience.


Velvet Beds, Spa Treatments, and Special Beer at India’s First Dog Hotel

Rates include a $70 per night stay and this entitles dogs to velvet beds, 24-hour medical facility, a spa, and even a fully stocked bar with beverages made for dogs!

Pet hotels are nothing new. Pet owners have been enjoying the convenience of having an establishment take care of their furry friends whenever they have to go out of town. But we bet your friendly neighborhood pet hotel ain't got nothing on the Critterati Hotel in Gurugram, India. This luxury dog hotel is said to be the first in Southeast Asia to cater exclusively to our canine friends.

Rates include a $70 per night stay and this entitles dogs to velvet beds, 24-hour medical facility, a spa, and even a fully stocked bar with beverages made for dogs! The idea of this kind of dog hotel existing is more eyebrow-raising if you think about the location. In India, there are 30 million stray animals desperate for homes.

Welcome to Critterati, the first pet hotel in Southeast Asia that caters exclusively to dogs.

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77-Year-Old Japanese Artist ‘Paints’ Breathtaking Landscapes Using Microsoft Excel

What an incredible man!

The Japanese are known for their many admirable traits. They are highly disciplined, innovative, patient, and resourceful. One Japanese artist embodies all these characteristics. His name is Tatsuo Horiuchi.

The 77-year-old visual artist has gained fame for his unique artistic creations. His impressive landscape 'paintings' were produced using a rather novel technique - Microsoft Excel.

Horiuchi started painting with Excel because of his frugality.

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Scientists Discover Deepest Fish Ever in the Ocean

There is actually a reason why it looks like a tadpole.

The ocean is packed with various living creatures, some we already know about while others are still being discovered. It is true, however, that there are deeper parts in the ocean where living seems impossible for these creatures. Apart from having no light and the cold temperature, the pressure will just crush almost anything in it, right?

Well apparently, that's not really accurate. There is actually life in the far down. The creature is even deemed the world’s “deepest fish.” This was recently discovered by a group of scientists probing the famous Mariana Trench. With its unfathomable depth, most would definitely assume that there is no place for living creatures there. But we've all been proven wrong.

Here is a specimen of the snailfish the researchers obtained.

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