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]
If you are looking for an enjoyable mind game, this one is going to be right up your alley. It involves a simple puzzle that is made out of 5 pieces and fits into a frame. You can even make this puzzle very easily out of some cardboard or, you can make it out of wood if you would like something a little bit more permanent. The puzzle begins by showing the board completely full of the five pieces without any space left over. You move some of the pieces around and suddenly, there is a little square of space [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]
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about art? For some people, it is a painting that hangs in a gallery and for others, it may be a sculpture. In any case, it is something that is done by a talented individual and many people are able to appreciate their efforts. In fact, people may traveled hundreds or maybe even thousands of miles in order to see those pieces of art. Sometimes, art doesn’t hang in a gallery but rather, it is on the street in front of you. That is certainly the case [More]
An optical illusion can be a lot of fun, not only to look at and to try to see beyond it but it can be a lot of fun to try to determine how it is being accomplished. In some cases, it requires a specific type of lighting or maybe looking at it from a certain perspective but when it is done properly, it is impossible for your mind to process the information that is being received by your eyes so that you see the truth behind it. Optical illusions are not only a great way to pass an afternoon, [More]
Have you ever stopped to think about the sense of vision and how amazing it truly is? As light bounces off objects in the world around us, it is picked up by the eyes and becomes data that the brain interprets as what we see. The reality of what is around us may actually be quite different than our perspective of it. Although the eyes are close together on our head, they are separated enough that it allows for stereo vision and gives us a degree of perspective. Something known as a stereogram has been used to observe two images [More]
When we look at anything in the world around us, we likely have thought that what we see is actually what exists. In many cases, it is true to a limited extent. For example, color may not actually exist in the real world but rather, it is how our brain interprets the light that enters into the retina. In addition, everything that we see is upside down, so the world may look rather strange, indeed. Another effect that can certainly change the way that we view anything is known as anamorphosis. It involves the perspective that an individual has when [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]
When many of us think about technology, we typically think about electronic devices that continue to advance on a regular basis. What we may not consider, however, are all of the other things in the world around us that rely on technology and the advances that are being made. That can clearly be seen when you look at Nitonol memory wire. It is not something that you might consider regularly, but it is something that is quite amazing. This type of wire has a memory in the fact that it can remember its original shape. It is possible to set [More]
There are so many different things that come together to cause us to see the world as we see it. For one, everything that we see has to do with light and the various ways that light bounces off objects and reaches the retina in our eyes. Additionally, it has to do with the way that the eye processes the information that we see, and it can really make a difference in what we see as well. One of the more interesting things that need to be considered when it comes to our vision is perspective. We have two eyes [More]
There are many different types of optical illusions, some of which can be quite difficult to understand. Science has even attempted to explain why they trick the eyes and the mind, but they are often limited in their ability to give a proper explanation. Some optical illusions require complex computer programming but others, such as the one you are about to see, simply require some cards and a pair of scissors. This optical illusion is known as a hypercard, and it can really trick the mind into wondering how it is even possible. It uses a single card from a [More]
When it comes to optical illusions, many of us try to to see beyond what is taking place in front of us to see if we can truly understand what is behind it. As a matter of fact, even science has gotten involved in this regard and they have a number of theories as to why an optical illusion may trick the mind and the eyes. At other times, however, an optical illusion may border on a science experiment and it is not tricking you, what you are seeing is reality. That is what you’re going to see in this [More]