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]
When we were children, we may have played a number of different games that most of us have given up now that we are adults. At times, those games may have involved something rather simple but when we think back on it, the actions of it were quite complex. An example of this is when we would set up dominoes and knock them over in a line. There were actually a number of scientific principles that were involved in it and it formed an illusion that was quite beautiful. Some people never gave up playing with dominoes in such a [More]
When most of us think about optical illusions, the first thing that tends to come to mind is something that is drawn on a piece of paper and tricks the mind as well as the way. When they are done properly, they cause us to see something that isn’t there or perhaps to perceive something that is visually impossible. In any case, they can be quite interesting to see and even to study. Sometimes, it is not only possible to look at one of these optical illusions on paper but it is possible to create more than real life. That [More]
When it comes to hallucinations, many of us try to avoid them whenever possible. A hallucination provides a perception that something exists in the world around us but it actually doesn’t. Many people consider it to be a type of dreaming, but it does not involve dreaming, allusion or imagery. In many cases, hallucination is associated with sickness or perhaps with the use of medication but as you are about to see, it is also possible to produce a hallucination that is quite interesting. In the following video, you will be asked to look at the screen for a few [More]
There are some people who are trained, or who train themselves, so that they can trick you into believing something that isn’t real. We typically refer to them as magicians, but they are actually taking part in a practice that is usually known as sleight of hand. It is a way of performing tricks that make you think that something isn’t there when it actually is or perhaps the opposite. In either case, it can be quite amazing. The man in this video is quite skilled in that art and has been fascinated with it for the majority of his [More]
When we look at celebrities, we often expect to see them in a particular light. For the most part, they tend to be attractive individuals, either because they actually are attractive or because of the magic of Hollywood and how it makes them appear to us. In either case, they tend to be easy on the eyes and that is something that we have come to expect. As you are about to see, however, things aren’t always what they appear. What if you were to take some of the most beautiful people in the world and turn them into someone [More]
Best of drawing, photoshopped pictures and amazing real trick photos.
Most of us don’t take a lot of time out of our busy day to consider the way that our vision works. When we do so, however, it can really teach us a lot about ourselves and enhance our lives in ways that you can’t even possibly imagine. Although there is a lot of science that goes into it, our vision is actually from light that bounces off of objects, enters into the eye and then is transformed into data that is processed within the brain. This process goes on within our eyes and our brain on a continual basis [More]
What type of games did you play when you were a child? Today, many children play on electronic devices and that is the majority of their playtime but it wasn’t all that long ago that we didn’t have iPads or cell phones available. Back then, we needed to entertain ourselves in different ways and some of them were rather ingenious, not only in the fact that they kept us busy but they also helped to teach us something about the world around us. One of the things that many of us enjoyed when we were children was playing with dominoes. [More]
When you find that you have a little bit of free time on your hands, what do you do to pass the time and to keep yourself entertained? Many people will simply reach for their iPad or cell phone but there are also many other things you can do in the “real world” that will also keep you entertained as well. This video shows you a rolling toy option that you might want to consider. For this little toy experiment, you will need some Styrofoam or plastic rings and either some superglue or a hot glue gun. You attach the [More]
There is an old saying that “not everything is as it seems” and you are about to see the reality of that statement in this brilliant optical illusion. Although I am often one to recommend that you try something like this at home, this is certainly not something that everybody is going to be able to do. After all, you would need a swimming pool in your backyard and the pool would have to be empty in order to do it. When you look at the painting from the side, it doesn’t really appear to be accurate. In fact, it [More]