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Mesmerizing GIF Prepares Your Eyes To Take In 'Bioshock' Optical Illusions

04/16/2013 12:30 pm ET
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The following image probably looks like a typical bustling day in a subaquatic city. It won’t look that way in a minute though.

Staring at the mesmerizing, swirly-twirly GIF in the slide show above has an effect on your eyes that makes certain images really pop. Anything set underwater would take on a wavy new look, but as Reddit user Super Galactic Captain has pointed out, images of Rapture--the city from the video game Bioshock--take on an especially kinetic new dimension afterward.

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