back to top

Please Tell Me I'm Not Crazy And That You Can Totally Hear This GIF Too

I feel like I'm losing my mind.

Posted on

Okay, I need you to look at this GIF created by HappyToast back in 2008, and tell me if you hear any noise when the jumping pylon hits the ground.

@lisadebruine Hi there, yeah, for some reason people like cropping my name off the bottom

@IamHappyToast / Via Twitter: @IamHappyToast
  1. Do you hear a thumping noise?

    Do you hear a thumping noise?
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Yes
    Correct
    Incorrect
    No
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later
Looks like we are having a problem on the server.
Do you hear a thumping noise?
  1.  
    vote votes
  2.  
    vote votes

All right, now look at this GIF that only shows the ground shaking. Do you still hear a thump?

@TruthInSynth @lisadebruine The thump is almost entirely in the shake, if you crop out the pylons themselves you ca… https://t.co/JNKJwee48G

@IamHappyToast / Via Twitter: @IamHappyToast
  1. Do you still hear a thump?

    Do you still hear a thump?
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Yes, I do!
    Correct
    Incorrect
    No, I still hear nothing!
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later
Looks like we are having a problem on the server.
Do you still hear a thump?
  1.  
    vote votes
  2.  
    vote votes

While this GIF has made the internet rounds several times, it recently resurfaced thanks to Dr. Lisa DeBruine, a researcher at the University of Glasgow, who tweeted the GIF trying to understand why exactly people hear a noise.

@lisadebruine / Via Twitter: @lisadebruine

So what the heck is going on here? Some believe it's a form of synesthesia, meaning the sensory inputs in your brain are cross-wiring, like when people associate sounds with colors.

Universal Pictures

Others think it might be because your brain is expecting a loud noise, so your ears close up.

Universal

It's not just this GIF though — there are others that also appear to be making noise, such as this clip of Totoro jumping.

@lisadebruine / Via Twitter: @lisadebruine
  1. So what do you think is happening?

    So what do you think is happening?
    Correct
    Incorrect
    IDK, but I definitely hear something!
    Correct
    Incorrect
    IDK, but I hear nothing!
    Correct
    Incorrect
    I totally have a theory about this so I'm going to rant about it in the comments!
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later
Looks like we are having a problem on the server.
So what do you think is happening?
  1.  
    vote votes
    IDK, but I definitely hear something!
  2.  
    vote votes
    IDK, but I hear nothing!
  3.  
    vote votes
    I totally have a theory about this so I'm going to rant about it in the comments!

Top trending videos

Watch more BuzzFeed Video Caret right

Top trending videos

Watch more BuzzFeed Video Caret right
Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.