Aug 22, 2009

Frustrating Chameleon

This is a very frustrating video of a chameleon changing colors as it's introduced to new items. First you can see him, then you can't. Then you can see him again, then he's gone again. Very frustrating. Of course, the chameleon doesn't look terribly please at having his camouflaging ability trotted out for our entertainment.

Thanks for the link, Ida.

15 comments:

Deaf Indian Muslim Anarchist! said...

that was such an AWESOME video!!! Now I want a chameleon pet!

Anonymous said...

Too bad it isn't real, since it'd be awesome if it were.

Anonymous said...

Sadly, this is a viral ad for Ray-Ban...and also fake.

niner said...

It's a cool ad but a lot of chameleons are very skittish and nervous pets. As an avid lizard lover, I still want one; they are such neat creatures.

CJWilly said...

My girlfriend can do that.

Denita TwoDragons said...

Viral Ray-Ban ad. Funny chameleon, though!

Anonymous said...

Chameleons generally do not change colors in order to match their environments, their color-changing abilities are more closely associated with their mood, temperature, and other factors not having anything to do with the color of their surroundings.

http://animals.howstuffworks.com/animal-facts/animal-camouflage2.htm
http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pbio.0060025

linty said...

Yeah, definitely fake but still neat. There is a reptile zoo here and the owner has told me that it's possible chameleons change colors to communicate with each other.

My ex-girlfriend had one and it was basically either green or white and never actually camouflaged.

Would be cool if they had done this with an octopus instead.

Anonymous said...

I had one for a couple of years, and he definitely changed color according to his mood rather than his environment. Dark mottled greens was mad or uncomfortable, bright green with a little yellow around his mouth was happy and content. His strangest color was almost a light blue, and that was when he was really frightened.

He got very dark, then puffed up his body, rocked from side to side and huffed air out his mouth when defending his territory.

Ellen said...

This iguana just looks irritated! Yep, its fake, but look at how many people are watching the video. it must work.

varenoea said...

You know, this video would be so much more credible if the maker hadn't forgotten to photoshop the parts that are BEHIND the sunglasses... they're still green.

A case for photoshopdisasters.blogspot.com, I say!

Bryan Binder said...

I don't think this is "ugly" as much as it is "awesome."

Anonymous said...

Holy color changing (albeit viral advert) chameleon, Batman!

Anonymous said...

enjoy your viral marketing you suckers.
i wonder why this video was really made... oh well, i guess i should go buy some 200 dollar sunglasses now.

Raging Wombat said...

This made me want to buy a chameleon, not sunglasses.