Happy New Year everyone! Proferssor Dejan Todorović of the University of Belgrade created this optical illusion that highlights the effects of two different illusions known as the Hering illusion and the Zöllner illusion. The blurred orange lines (representing a Torii, a traditional Japanese gate located in front of a shrine) are identical in all three […]
The yellow lines in this image appear to be waving up and down. The blue “water droplets” above and below each of the lines have a combination of white and black outlines around them which cause this illusion. Also note that there is a second effect present within this optical illusion. The droplets with a […]
In this variation of the Cafe Wall illusion, created by Alan Stubbs, the vertical gray lines between the black and white squares appear to be quite wavy. If you take a straight edge (like a sheet of paper or a ruler), however, and hold it up to the lines, you will find that they are […]
In this new video from Youtube sensation Brusspup, a group of eight balls can be seen rotating around in a circle. If you focus on one individual ball at a time, however, you will notice that they are not rotating in a circle pattern at all. Rather, each ball is moving in a straight line. […]
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 […]
The red and blue lines below span the diameter of two spinning helicopter rotors. When you first look at this image, which line appears to be the longest? Try measuring the two lines to see if you were right. This illustration was drawn by the talented Gianni Sarcone.
If you stare at the center of this pattern designed by Ramiro Chavez Tovar, you should see a series of nonexistent black radial lines coming from the center of the image to the outer edge. Some people have also reported seeing colors and peripheral rotation.