French artist Bernard Pras created this anamorphic portrait of Malian actor Sotigui Kouyaté using items found around the installation site. Pras arranged items such as wood, articles of clothing, and more across the floor and a wall of a single room. When viewed from the precise angle where the camera is setup, the full portrait […]
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 […]
Have you ever looked up at the moon in the night sky only to think that it is bigger than normal? Is it possible that the moon is actually closer to the Earth on these nights? If you measure the size of the moon on any given night, it is always the same size. Our […]
This card trick from Richard Wiseman is probably best introduced with very little information. Talking too much about it before you watch it might give some hints about what to expect. After the card trick is performed, the video then goes on to show exactly how it was done. Were you paying attention?
Last year, we featured a video showing the Mirage 3D Hologram Generator in action. You place a small object inside the unit and it projects a hologram (using mirrors) of the same object that appears to hover above the unit. They are a really cool item to have on your desk or give to someone […]
Brusspup videos have always been popular on this blog. You do not have to watch many of them to understand why. Here, Brusspup demonstrates how it is possible to make gravity work in reverse – or at least give the impression that it is. You may recall that this video is similar to his Impossible […]
Today’s video spotlights the Jastrow Illusion using a pair of identical toy train tracks. The two wooden train track pieces appear to be longer (or shorter) than the other when arranged one on top of the other. When one of the pieces is placed directly on top of the other, however, it is obvious that they […]