April 27, 2023

Optical Illusion Looks Like a Photo Taken From Space But It’s Not

Have you ever seen breathtaking images taken by astronauts aboard the ISS? The curvature of the Earth dominates the composition, while the blue ocean and green fragments of land shine below. In the background, the pitch black space is dotted with bright stars. As much as you'd think this description fits the image above, the truth is that this photo is an optical illusion.

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February 9, 2023

This Mind-Bending “Invisible Man” Costume Is the Clever Creation of a Mom on a $15-Budget

Illusions can be tricky to pull off. Optical illusions on a moving body are even more challenging and a true feat when done right. Kim Gardiner achieved this accomplishment during Halloween 2022 when she crafted a costume for her son Cole. His ensemble was a mind-bending “invisible man” that makes it look like there was a hidden human walking around.

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July 18, 2022

Ingenious Tattoos Change Form When Elbows and Knees Are Bent

When people commit to a tattoo, they usually expect to have just one image permanently inked on their skin. However, a tattoo artist in France creates clever designs that can be viewed in two different ways. Veks Van Hillik adds mesmerizing body art to people's elbows and knees that reveal another side to the illustration when people unbend their joints. Each of these black-and-white tattoos is carefully drawn to interact with people's bodies.

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February 22, 2022

This Optical Illusion Reveals Different Sets of Numbers To Different People

A well-done optical illusion will challenge your brain and your eyes. And while we've seen our fair share of designs—from a black-and-white pattern that hides a cat to an illusion that uses “curvature blindness“—there's still room for a surprise. A new black-and-white optical illusion was posted on Twitter, which reveals a different set of numbers depending on the person. Or, to be more specific, depending on the person's vision.

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