Optical Illusions

Five Sexy Optical Illusions

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"What the eyes see, the mind believes"

5 hand-picked illusions have been selected for your viewing pleasure. The first and last illusions are based on the same idea. Make sure you don't blink or else it will not work.

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The Real Invisible Man

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Liu Bolin is an artist who uses body paint to blend himself into various scenes, in order to appear invisible.

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Contact Juggling

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Contact Juggling is the art of juggling a ball without releasing it into the air so that it looks as if it's floating in the air. It takes years of practice to perform it flawlessly. Fortunately, this man has done that work for us:

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Pacman Perspective Illusion

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Similar to the 'Living Perspective' illusion we shared earlier, here's an awesome version that shows a Pacman themed scene that appears to change perspective for the viewer.

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Can you find the face?

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Here's a fantastic piece of photo work that will get your day started. Can you spot the face in the photo? See how long it takes you to find it.

Still can't find it? Drink some coffee. Caffeine increases concentration and has effects on visual perception. Just don't spill the coffee when spot the face!

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How to create the Impossible Nail Through Wood trick

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A step by step instructional on creating the classic and seemingly impossible Nail Through Wood trick.

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M.C. Escher's Waterfall in Real Life

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An amazing, real-world reproduction of M.C. Escher's waterfall illusion.

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Trompe L'oeil

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Fortunately, these sets of images are photoshopped. Though as much as I would love to see one of these on the road...

This form of art is called Trompe L'oeil, or "deceive the eye" in French, and has a long history dating back to the late 16th century. As Wikipedia defines the term:

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