Optical illusions can be caused by a wide variety of effects. They are interesting, because, when we look at them, they trick our eyes into seeing something that isn’t there, even though we know that it doesn’t exist. At times, it can serve to amuse us but there are also cases in which an optical illusion can put us in harm’s way. It really depends on the circumstances surrounding the situation when you see the illusion. This optical illusion is unique, and quite interesting. It was created by Kokichi Sugihara from a Japanese university. As the roof on the garage [More]
When we watch someone creating a sculpture, it is amazing how it just seems to come to life. When we look at a piece of wood or stone, it doesn’t appear to have a shape but the artist sees the potential of what it could become. Of course, there is an endless variety of what could be created, and these strobe animated sculptures have a beauty all of their own. These pieces of art are the creation of a man named John Edmark, a teacher of design at Stanford University. When these sculptures are spun, the take on a life [More]
When we look at the natural world around us, there is a rather interesting phenomenon that most of us tend to take for granted. It doesn’t matter if we are looking at the clouds in the sky, the waves of the sea or even a litter of puppies, there are going to be patterns that become visually evident. These are regularities that are found in the natural world and they may occur in a wide variety of contexts. At times, these patterns can be mimicked mathematically and when that is the case, you may really be in for a visual [More]
Electronics certainly have changed our lives and in the past few decades, they have taken over the world in a number of ways. In fact, many of us could not imagine a day in which we didn’t have electronics, regardless of whether they are used to play games or if they are used to communicate with others. As you are about to see, they can also be used in interesting ways that most of us don’t typically think about. Using electronics and a board of movable pieces, it is possible to make it appear as if you are actually moving [More]
It would be difficult to find anyone who has never played with dice before. Although they could be part of a game of chance, they are also something that can be used in a number of other ways as well. As a familiar object, they may also be used as part of an optical illusion that most of us would find rather incredible. That is what you will see in this video. When you first look at this video, you will see what appears to be a stack of floating dice. You may actually wonder how he is able to [More]
When you look at the following video, you are going to see something that appears to be impossible but it is actually taking place in front of your eyes. Admittedly, it is a digital image but the fact that it is digital has nothing to do with it. The ballerina begins by leaning on a fence but as the camera is rotating, it seems as if the fence suddenly reverses direction and the ballerina melts right through it! Most people would think that this is just a digital creation but the fact is, it is an effect that is known [More]
When you suspend a weight from a pivot, it can swing freely and it is something that is known as a pendulum. In some cases, a pendulum may actually move on its own thanks to the movement of the earth but for our purposes, these types of pendulums are often only in movement when we start them in motion. In fact, there is a specific mathematical equation that can explain it all, but regardless of the math behind it, it is amazing to see. In this video, you see a rather remarkable pendulum effect that occurs when you have a [More]
If you were to take a wooden ruler and put it on the edge of a counter, you could easily hit the part of the ruler that is sticking over the edge and flip it end over end out into the middle of the room. It really doesn’t take any special strength to accomplish; it is just a matter of hitting the ruler with enough force to propel it. What if you were to take the same ruler on the edge of a counter but you were to place a piece of paper over the part of the ruler that [More]
Our brain is perhaps the most incredible thing in the known universe, and it constantly amazes scientist who study it regularly. It doesn’t matter how much we learned about the brain, it seems as if there is always something new to learn and scientists may never be able to unlock all of its secrets. One thing that is known, however, is that our brain is separated into 2 different hemispheres, the right brain and the left brain. The different sides of the brain process information in different ways. More than likely, you have a natural tendency to think one way [More]
There are many different types of optical illusions that make use of the checkerboard. In some cases, it may have to do with the shade of the squares and in others, it may be associated with spots that are placed on the board. In either case, it has the ability to trick the mind and when you see this video, you are going to be shocked with what your eye begins to see. It took the person in this video over four hours to place 200 little white squares at specific areas on the checkerboard pattern. As they continue to [More]
Doing little science experiments at home are a great way to enjoy some time in the middle of a slow afternoon. As long as they are relatively simple to do, you can set them up within a matter of minutes and some of them will not fail to fascinate you, regardless of how many times you do it. That is the case with this shampoo trick, which is simply amazing in what it does. The only thing that you will need for this experiment is to glass dishes and a bottle of shampoo. It makes use of something that is [More]
The world around us is extremely interesting and most of us would say that we have a pretty good grip on our own personal space. After all, we see things with our own two eyes so there is no doubt that our world is exactly the way we envision it, or is it? If you are sure of what you see in the world around you, you are about to have some doubts thrown into the mix by watching this simple video. These anamorphic optical illusions are going to fool your eyes each and every time you see them. It [More]