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Optical Illusions on the MTA


Improv Everywhere, creators of the Grand Central Freeze and the spontaneous food court musical, recently filled a New York subway car with identical twins and recorded the reactions of riders who boarded and were surprised to see a mirror image riding alongside them.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

More photos at Improv Everywhere.

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  1. Love it.. :)

    Posted by: Osman | Jul 8, 2008 3:08:48 PM

  2. LOL...I would freak the fuck out! So trippy.

    Posted by: Chas | Jul 8, 2008 3:14:55 PM

  3. I adore this group.

    I wonder how they managed to get an entire row of seats on a crowded train.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jul 8, 2008 3:15:05 PM

  4. Wonderful. That young Latino guy laughing at the end was beautiful New York City trade. Maybe I'll meet him in Central Park.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jul 8, 2008 3:23:41 PM

  5. Look, it's Stone and Stone from Last Comic Standing!

    Posted by: Drew | Jul 8, 2008 3:26:00 PM

  6. HAhaha AWESOME!!!!!

    Posted by: Bosie | Jul 8, 2008 3:31:29 PM

  7. @ PAUL R: They boarded the 6 Train at the Brooklyn Bridge end... they were the first ones (twos?) to board, and had only one instance of a 'non participant' sitting amid them. Their solution? keep the seat opposite that non-participant empty.

    Such a fun, brilliant, inventive group. Love 'em!

    Posted by: i before e | Jul 8, 2008 3:37:09 PM

  8. I love this group, keep them coming.

    Posted by: davefromtampa | Jul 8, 2008 3:39:26 PM

  9. I would for sure think something was up with my meds and call my shrink (while also flipping the fuck out) but thank god I don't ride the subway.

    Posted by: Chad | Jul 9, 2008 12:15:46 AM

  10. Fantastic!

    Posted by: Goodcarver | Jul 9, 2008 7:19:08 AM

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