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Optical Illusion

'Dolphins In The Sky' Makes All Your Worries Wash Away

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green

If you're looking for something soothing to see that happens to involve dolphins and a wonderful visual illusion caused by reflection, then you have c...

No, This Is Not An Optical Illusion

Posted 08.26.2013 | Arts

We know what you're thinking. Oh, a magical balancing sofa, I've seen this optical illusion before. But you are wrong. This is no trick. This is art. ...

LOOK: Artist Creates Optical Illusion House In London

Posted 07.05.2013 | Arts

Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich recently brought a mind-boggling public art installation to the streets of London. The work is a feat of impossi...

LOOK: This Image Is Actually A Single Shot

Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts

At first glance this colorful arrangement of household items, created by New York-based artist Bela Borsodi, appears to be four separate snapshots. Bu...

This Op Art Music Video Will Melt Your Mind

Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts

If Kanye's "All of the Lights" left you feeling woozy, you may reconsider watching this utterly dizzying music video by Melt Yourself Down titled, "Fi...

LOOK: Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions

Posted 05.16.2013 | Arts

"I don’t capture moments, I capture ideas," Erik Johansson proclaims on his website. The Swedish photographer seems to take heavy cues from M.C. Esc...

LOOK: Mind-Bending Optical Illusions

Posted 05.01.2013 | Arts

Canadian painter Rob Gonsalves's optical illusions remind us of M.C. Escher's impossible constructions and Salvador Dali's surreal worlds. We orig...

WATCH: This Dance Will Blow Your Mind

Posted 03.28.2013 | Comedy

Leave it to the Germans to perform a dance called Strumpfhosentanz, which we assume is a German word for "you won't be able to see or think straight a...

Meet The Original Optical Illusionist

Posted 03.15.2013 | Arts

Before Reddit and DeviantART became the go-to havens for op art online, Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo set the standard for hallucinatory portrai...

The Best Optical Illusion You'll See Today

Posted 12.26.2012 | Comedy

We assume the man in the background looks so majestic because he realizes that he may have just completed the most magnificent photobomb in the histor...

We're Pretty Much All Tripping, All the Time

Ben Thomas | Posted 01.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Ben Thomas

2012-11-15-lottopullWe're hallucinating reality all the time -- but we only take notice when our hallucinations fail to make accurate predictions; when we think we're certain of something that's actually not so certain, and our brains have to hunt down new information in order to make better predictions.

Incredible Moving Optical Illusions By Brusspop

Posted 09.13.2012 | Arts

A great magician never reveals his secrets. But a great optical illusionist shares the tricks of the trade so generously... Our minds have been blo...

Insanely Surreal Body Art

Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts

These days we are all a little jaded when it comes to special effects; even the most over-the-top of horror movie gore can't really bring on the goose...

Incredible 'Living Paintings'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.12.2012 | Arts

Alexa Meade creates portraits that look like traditional representational paintings. But in fact the "living paintings" are actually photographs paint...

PHOTO: Weird Nebula Looks Like Big Body Part In Space

Posted 03.30.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 03/29/2012 03:15 PM EDT on A spectacular photo from a NASA telescope has revealed a wispy blue nebula with an...

2 Million Bodies Were Used To Make This

Posted 02.08.2012 | Arts

Angelo Musco's childhood story could arguably be a terrifying fairy tale. His mother gave birth to four children before him, each one bigger than the...

'Lite-Brite' Meets Skatepark

Posted 01.30.2012 | Arts

Architectural mapping has its practical purposes, but where's the fun in that? Brazilian architectural lighting collective 3DM appear to agree with th...

You've Never Seen Silhouettes Like These Before!

Posted 01.20.2012 | Arts

In 2008, people living in urban areas outweighed the amount of people living in rural areas for the first time in history. This monumental shift towar...

Unbelievable Optical Illusion

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.20.2011 | Arts

This trick's been around for a long time as an image, but this YouTube video seems to bring the whole illusion to life. The mind-blowing shade expe...

WATCH: Real-Life M.C. Escher 'Waterfall'

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Bonus points if you can figure this one out. The video below shows a real-life version of M.C. Escher's classic optical illusion painting "Waterfall....

Optical Illusions of the World (PHOTOS)

Black Tomato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

In nature things aren't always quite as they seem. Here at Black Tomato, we've experienced an elemental sleight of hand. These are our Top Six place...

Floating Man Or Optical Illusion? (PICTURE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Whether or not this is real (and we like to believe that it is), this picture's awesome. Regardless of the truth, there's no denying that when this pi...