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Optical Illusions

Try To Find The 12 Dots In This Grid And You'll Swear You're Hallucinating

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.12.2016 | Good News

You’ll feel like you need an eye exam after you study this optical illusion. It’s officially called Ninio’s extinction illusion, and it feature...

Erika Lizée: Vision And Its Opposite

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 08.15.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Erika Lizée's exotic, illusionistic paintings extend into quasi-sculptural installations that nimbly occupy literal and liminal space at the same moment.

Yi Hwan Kwon: Sight Lines (Do Not Adjust Your Screen)

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 03.15.2017 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Yi Hwan Kwon: Beach, 2013, hand-painted acrylic Yi Hwan Kwon's eccentric and arresting sculptures and environmental installations are both the sites ...

My Transgender Life: Optical and Other Illusions

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 10.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

There were the good days, the great days of being dad, when nothing else in the world mattered at all -- not the future, not my career, not my underlying dysphoria. There were days when there was the feeling of being trapped, and I wondered whether happiness for me was an illusion that would never see the light of day.

Watch This Blue Demon-Thing Turn Into A Pretty Lady

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.07.2015 | Science

It's no blue dress, but it's pretty freaky all the same. We're currently obsessed with this optical illusion, which comes to us by way of the Daily...

Do You Think This Water Is Flowing Up Or Down?

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 06.17.2015 | Arts

Mathematically inspired, optical illusion-creating Dutch artist M.C. Escher would have celebrated a birthday on Wednesday, June 17. In honor of Escher...

A Giant (Painted) Hole Has Taken Over A Highway In Paris

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts

When driving on Parisian highways, beware of vehicles stopped on the shoulder, unexpected weather delays and, of course, massive and hypnotic optical ...

Think You Have Good Eyesight? Take This Vision Test

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living

If you questioned your vision during the infamous dress fiasco, this video may bring some of those feelings back. ASAP Science, a YouTube channel ...

The Strange Science Behind #TheDress Debate

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.27.2015 | Science

What color is it? That question had just about everyone with a social media account scratching their heads on Thursday, when 21-year-old Scottish f...

17 Animal Photos That Will Make You Do A Double Take

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.24.2015 | Comedy

"Wait, what the ... ?" You're glancing around, mid-thought, when suddenly you see something that your brain doesn't quite understand. Wires are get...

Artist Transforms Nude Bodies Into Mesmerizing Living Sculptures (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts

Warning: This post contains lots of (painted) nudity. Read at your own risk. The human body is a work of art in itself. Few know this better than ...

WATCH: This Optical Illusion Will Make You Hallucinate

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.11.2014 | Arts

Who said you need to be on drugs to hallucinate? Thanks to The Illusion Lab, a YouTube channel that puts together mind-bending optical illusions, y...

This Juggler Created An Utterly Mesmerizing Optical Illusion With Just Four Rings

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts

French juggler and illusionist Lindzee Poi has released this video titled "Amelymeloptical illusion" involving just four rings and a whole lot of visu...

What is this, Inception? City Landscapes with Only the Building Facades | Posted 05.12.2014 | Arts

Where one building could be an ugly apartment block -- telephone wires and stuck-on balconies included -- we now get to assess the structure free of its intended purpose.

Strange Illusion That Stumped Galileo Is Finally Solved

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 02.12.2014 | Science

A light-colored object on a dark background appears larger than a dark object on a light background, but until recently, no one knew why. Now, a stud...

Why Aren't Destinations Doing More of This?

Doug Lansky | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel
Doug Lansky

It turns out that 42 percent of shared Facebook timeline content is travel. It also turns out that people listen to their FB "friends" more than advertisers. So why are destinations putting so much effort into curating content instead of letting their visitors do the heavy lifting?

Dizzying Op Art Made From -- Wait For It -- Dead Bees

Posted 01.24.2014 | Arts

Sarah Hatton, an artist and a beekeeper, has combined her two loves to create an unlikely yet enchanting concoction; a hypnotic series of artworks mad...

Paper Dragon Illusion: Mind-boggling

Bryan Farha | Posted 03.01.2014 | Arts
Bryan Farha

It is simply a paper cutout from complex angles that are joined together to create this wonderful sensory stimulation. Enjoy.

LOOK: This Is Not A Bookshelf

Posted 12.05.2013 | HuffPost Home

Though color trends may change, there isn't too much you can do to paint to make it...exciting. Wallpaper, however, is a canvas for really cool effect...

This Infinite Staircase Will Make You Believe In Miracles Art

Posted 11.24.2013 | Arts

On a good day, art can be a portal to another dimension. On a great day, it's a staircase to nowhere. Meet "Diminish and Ascend," or as we like to cal...

'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...

Street Art Optical Illusions Bring Mind-Bending To A Whole New Level

Posted 10.24.2013 | Arts

Why should an artist scavenge for empty canvases when the walls of abandoned buildings are calling their names? This is the mantra that guides Fre...

WATCH: This Will Hurt Your Brain, But You'll Like It

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.17.2013 | Business

In a new video beguiling the Internet, Ray-Ban uses an optical illusion to sell its sunglasses. Even if you're not in the market for the company's pr...

Street Art Turns Abandoned Buildings Into Optical Illusions

Posted 10.07.2013 | Arts

Street art, ruin porn and optical illusions are basically the holy trinity of democratized artworks. So when we laid our eyes upon Fanette Guilloud's ...

Can You Really Trust Your Eyes?

Posted 09.12.2013 | Arts

But really, can you trust your eyes? We can't be so sure after watching this short video from ASAP Science, which shows just how deceiving our vis...