Eiffel Tower Forced Perspective

Forced Perspective 10 August 2012 0 Comments

Eiffel Tower Relative Size Illusion

The Eiffel Tower, named after its engineer Gustave Eiffel, was erected in 1889 in Paris, France for the 1889 World’s Fair.  The tower measures over 1,000 feet in height.  From 1889 to 1930, it was the tallest man-made structure in the world.  In the photograph below, a giant man shows off his height by playfully […]

SUV Illusion

Estimation 20 April 2012 0 Comments

SUV Illusion

Presented below are three sport utility vehicles parked in a row.  Which one is the biggest? Would you believe that all three of these are identical and exactly the same size?  Perhaps you’ll want to measure them with something to find out for yourself. Remember, new illusions are posted daily Monday through Friday.  If you […]