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July 30, 2008

Bring the devil to life

srikanth @ 9:11 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1217452289 ) Play

What is this funky device called?

Cracked by Dibyo , gudanggurum , Tathagata Chatterjee , Goyal , Ranjana Ninan , Rohan , Chandrakant Nair , Prasad , malcaluffin , akhi , varuns88 , Priya , rajeshvj and udupendra.

Answer:

The device is called a zoetrope. (Ostensibly a faraway predecessor to the modern GIF animation, and probably equally annoying to people of the time ;-))


18 Responses to “Bring the devil to life”

  1. Dibyo
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    zoetrope


  2. The Phenakistoscope


  3. Its actually a Zoetrope not a Phenakistoscope.


  4. Tathagata Chatterjee
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    Zoetrope.

    Regards,
    Tathagata Chatterjee


  5. Goyal
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    Zoetrope – Gives you an illusion of moving pictures when viewed from the slits.


  6. Ranjana Ninan

    Zoetrope/Wheel of Devil/Daedalum


  7. Is it a Carausel Motion Lamp. When lighted, it revolves and the paintings inside appear as if moving.


  8. Rohan
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    zoetrope


  9. Chandrakant Nair

    The Zoetrope , which was used to view d equivalent of a motion picture in gud ol\’ times…Was initially named \


  10. Chandrakant Nair

    The Zoetrope , which was used to view d equivalent of a motion picture in gud ol’ times…Was initially named “The daedalum” meaning ‘the wheel of the devil’ in Latin..


  11. Prasad

    A Zoetrope?


  12. malcaluffin

    Zoetrope.


  13. joe

    zoopraxiscope?


  14. akhi
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    Zoetrope ?


  15. varuns88
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    Zoetrope


  16. Priya

    That’s a zoetrope.


  17. rajeshvj
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    Zoetrope


  18. udupendra
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    Zoetrope. A question I’ve asked in a couple of quizzes is to put this alongside a photo of Francis Ford Coppola, and ask junta to connect.


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