The video footage is from - "Shocking illusion - Pretty girls turn ugly!" A new scientific finding called the "Flashed Face Distortion Effect". You can read more about it here: perceptionweb.com/abstract.cgi?id=p6968Abstract. We describe a novel face distortion effect resulting from the fast-paced presentation of eye-aligned faces. When cycling through the faces on a computer screen, each face seems to become a caricature of itself and some faces appear highly deformed, even grotesque. The degree of distortion is greatest for faces that deviate from the others in the set on a particular dimension (eg if a person has a large forehead, it looks particularly large). This new method of image presentation, based on alignment and speed, could provide a useful tool for investigating contrastive distortion effects and face adaptation.