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Mad Jay
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I ran across this photo of a bottle. It looks like there is a drawing of an amorous couple on the bottle. However, the website claims that it's 9 dolphins? I tried but I can't see 9 dolphins even if I turn my head to one side and squint. Can anyone else see 9 dolphins in the picture?

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Muck
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I see them. You just have a dirty mind, Jay.
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ThistleSoftware
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Young children cannot identify the intimate couple because they do not have prior memory associated with such a scenario.
That's quite poor reasoning. A child could certainly see a man and a woman there, even if they weren't sure what they were doing. Furthermore it's kind of a broad assumption that no young child has ever seen two adults kiss, or a naked person, or even sex.

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ThistleSoftware
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Also, at first I could only see the couple but


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now I see that the dolphins are in the negative space of the man's arms, the woman's legs, etc. The dolphins seem clearly secondary, though, and added on afterwards.

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Jay Temple
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I saw the couple first, and I could identify the dolphins, but I wouldn't have noticed the dolphins if that weren't the reason for looking at it.

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Marci157
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I see both the couple and the 9 dolphins. It is a matter of perspective.
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WulfBane
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I've seen that before and yes, I spot the couple first. I don't know if the bit of art was originally created as a "test of innocence" or simply as yet another double image.

The reason I say this is (at least in that form of its presentation) one of the images is basically white/light and surrounded by a medium/dark grey and is offset rather well. However, the other images are medium grey and while some portions can be considered against white, they are also against nearly the same medium/dark grey shading.

The entire bottle is mostly medium-dark grey, so if you were told to find an image, you would look for the white to counter the bottle's primary color. Plus, it might be that our vision when looking for objects looks for the light standing out in the dark and less looking for the dark shapes in the light (unless the background is overwhelmingly light)

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Cactus Wren
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I've seen this before. It irritated me then, and it still does: Why is "ignorance" taken as synonymous with "innocence", and "awareness" as necessarily signifying "corruption" or even "perversion"? What's "perverted" about knowing what two people making love look like?

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I was thinking the same thing; both images are actually beautiful in their way, and seem to compliment each other nicely. The couple is certainly erotic, but I wouldn't call it "perverted."

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Joostik
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More from the same artist:
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I can only see seven dolphins, possibly eight, but only the tail part.

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That artist does some cool work. I like it. Boy, if I had used his stuff as examples of positive/negative space back when I was teaching art, the parents would have flipped out for sure!

-I saw the dolphins and the couple both, right away, and there are nine of them, too, btw.

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Brad from Georgia
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Man, those are some hot dolphins!

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I saw the couple at first too but I sort of had to change my focus to find all of the dolphins.

I think the picture itself is cool, although I really don't think someone who can find six dolphins in less than six seconds needs help.

I'm pretty sure that was a joke though. I hope.

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Mad Jay
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Ahh!! the dolphins are in the dark areas. I was looking for dolphin shapes in the light areas. I knew snopesters would be smart enough to find it

Looks like the artist has a knack for drawing nude pictures using dolphins. Who knew dolphins could be NFBSK? Kind of cool, actually

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MeliKoritsi
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I saw the couple and 7 dolphins almost immediately, but it took me a little longer to find the other 2 smaller dolphins.

So I'm an innocent perv then, right?

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piyokochan
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To me it seems if you focus on the lighter part of the image you get the couple, and if you focus on the darker part of the image you get the dolphins.

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the Virgin Marrya
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My sevenyear old could only see the nekkid people [we have this in a book at home] and could not see the doplphins until I got some tracing paper and drew them.

I should start saving for therapy??

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Troberg
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I saw the couple and 7 dolphins almost immediately, but it took me a little longer to find the other 2 smaller dolphins.

So I'm an innocent perv then, right?

Well, at least you are not turned on by baby dolphins. It could be worse...

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Sammy Jankis
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quote:
Originally posted by Cactus Wren:
I've seen this before. It irritated me then, and it still does: Why is "ignorance" taken as synonymous with "innocence", and "awareness" as necessarily signifying "corruption" or even "perversion"? What's "perverted" about knowing what two people making love look like?

I think this started in Genesis when Adam and Eve got kicked out of Eden for eating from the tree of knowledge.
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Cinnamon
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At first I couldn't see ANY dolphins for ages. Once I realised where they were it still took a long time to find all nine.

This means I was staring at what my subconscious was telling me was a picture of a naked couple for 10-15 minutes...

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Dr. Dave
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I see 10 dolphins. Seriously. Maybe one that I think is a dolphin is the continuation of a tail?

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2 inside the woman's arms
1 baby dolphin between the lovers' eyes and noses
2 inside the man's arms
1 baby dolphin between the man's hands/ at the curve of the woman's chest
2 in front of man's legs/ around woman's hips
1 between woman's legs
1 (tail only)at the fold of her right leg/ under his left knee, heading toward right.

Whew. I got a little hot writing that [Wink]

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lynnejanet
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I see 10 dolphins too. But I saw the couple first.

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