In this new twist on an old optical illusion, two spaceships can be seen flying through a wormhole. The spaceship in the front appears to be significantly smaller (maybe half as big?) than the one behind it. Surprisingly, however, both spaceships are the exact same size. The wings of the spaceship in the back are […]
The sphere that is placed closest to you looks to be about half the size as the sphere in the background. Surprisingly, both spheres are exactly the same size. If you don’t believe it, grab a ruler and measure them both to confirm. For a similar effect, be sure to revisit the SUV Illusion where […]
In this brief video from Scientific American, the Ames Room illusion is demonstrated and then completely revealed. If you are not familiar with an Ames Room, first have a look at this vintage Ames Room illusion photograph. Now watch the video and see exactly how this trick is done.
Today’s illusion comes to us straight from the “Roaring ’20s”. It is the 18th card in a series of 25 optical illusion cards published in 1926 by Major Drapkin & Co (London) which was a branch of The United Kingdom Tobacco Co Ltd. The reverse side of the card contains the following: Which is […]
Last week, we posted the first place winner of the 2014 Best Illusion of the Year Contest. Today’s illusion is the third place winner called ‘A Turn in the Road’ by Kimberley D. Orsten and James R. Pomerantz from Rice University in Houston, Texas. This illusion video shows three images, two of which are matching images […]
The 10th annual edition of the Best Illusion of the Year contest was held on May 18, 2014 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Taking home the prestigious first place prize were Christopher D. Blair, Gideon P. Caplovitz, and Ryan E.B. Mruczek from the University of Nevada Reno. Their illusion was a new twist on an old […]
Perspective matters. The angled lines in the animation presented below give the impression that the floor is sloping downward to the left. As such, the man standing on the left appears to be much shorter than the man standing on the right. As the man on the left walks up the incline to stand directly […]