The man in this photograph is putting the finishing touches on a homemade rectangular wooden frame. As he tightens the final screw, however, he cannot help but notice that something seems peculiar about the carpentry. The two pieces of wood in the center cross one another in a very unnatural way. How did he build […]
This impossible-looking LEGO structure was created by a Flickr user going by the handle of Brixie63. It is a recreation of and homage to David Macdonald’s famous digital manipulation titled The Terrace. What makes the story even more interesting is that David Macdonald created The Terrace as an homage to The Warped Chessboard painting by […]
David Macdonald, the creator of this impossibly perplexing scene, had the following to say about this work: The pathways in this building are in fact a single horizontal plane. There are no less than twenty two false links which treat this single plane as different levels …… stairs and ladders which simply serve to join […]
This painting from British surrealist artist Norman Parker is a reworking of a familiar optical illusion. Glastonbury Tor, a holy hill in Southwest England, can be seen in the background through the impossible columns / pillars. As you move from the top of the painting to the bottom, the four square columns transform into six […]
It has been a while since we featured one of Andreas Aronsson’s impossible figures. Depending on how you look at this figure, the small (blue) square is either on top of or below the larger (red) square.This figure was made during a particularly hectic time in Andreas Aronsson’s life as he was living out of […]
This one minute commercial for the Honda CR-V features a number of different optical illusions. The tag line for the commercial is “An Impossible Made Possible”, and the result is a mind-bending and pretty entertaining advertisement. I typically do not like many commercials, but I must admit that this one was well done. Do you […]
This musician seems to be really struggling trying to make his trumpet work. His cheeks are bright red and he is probably getting a little light-headed from trying so hard. Take a closer look at the instrument and see if you can figure out what is wrong with it.