Magnetic forces exist in the world around us, although most of us don’t really give them much thought. The fact of the matter is, however, if it weren’t for the magnetic forces that exist on a worldwide scale, our survival would be extremely limited. Those magnetic forces help the earth in so many different ways that it is difficult to list them but one way you will appreciate is that it keeps the cosmic rays from bombarding the earth and putting an end to life. The interesting thing about magnets is that the forces do not only exist on a [More]
Many of us enjoy a good magic trick but in reality, they often involve some type of sleight-of-hand that simply tricks the eyes into seeing something that really isn’t there. That isn’t the case with every trick, however, and some of them might actually stun you with their ability to do something unusual. That is sure to be the case with this coin trick that you will try over and over again. In order to do this coin trick, you need a quarter, or you can use any other coin, and a regular coat hanger. The trick is to balance [More]
When it comes to optical illusions, some of them are rather simple to understand but others are going to take you by surprise, no matter how many times you see them. In fact, it doesn’t matter how closely you look or what angle you look at them from, it is going to continue to amaze you in its ability to look unusual. That is certainly going to be your experience when you see these optical illusions that take place right before your eyes. There are a number of different parts of our vision that many of us don’t consider regularly. [More]
At one time, optical illusions were something that we looked at when somebody handed us a paper or perhaps we would have a book full of different optical illusions. They often amazed us, showing us that the world was not always exactly as we perceive it. In fact, some of those optical illusions continue to fool us, regardless of how many times we look at them or where they appear. Today, we still may appreciate a good optical illusion that we see on paper but, more than likely, we see them online. Sometimes, they even are produced through digital means [More]
The world changed in a wonderful way in October 1980, although, at the time, many people didn’t realize it. That was the date that the original Pac-Man game was released in the arcades and before long, it was the most popular game that had ever existed. As a matter of fact, it still tends to maintain a level of popularity down to this day because of its simplicity and the fact that it can be a lot of fun in a challenging way. If you’re a fan of Pac-Man or any video game, you will appreciate this optical illusion. When [More]
Water is perhaps one of the most amazing substances on earth. It can exist in three forms, liquid, solid or gaseous and it not only supports life, it also provides us with everything from entertainment to a way to get things done. As you are about to see, water can also be manipulated through sound in ways that most people would not consider possible. You are sure to be amazed at what happens. Many people don’t realize that sound is actually a type of energy that is able to be transmitted through matter. Sound energy is in the form of [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]
Art is something that many of us can appreciate and we may even travel hundreds or perhaps even thousands of miles to visit an art museum. Hanging on the museum walls we will find many examples of what most people consider to be art but in reality, life is full of art and it shows in many different ways. One example of art is three-dimensional Street painting, which is something that is gaining in popularity and is quite amazing to see in real life. The 3-D street art that you see in this video is something that will make you [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]
When you see the world around you, you perceive it as being full of color and variety. The fact of the matter is, however, color is only an illusion and it does not exist in the real world. What does exist is light, and it depends upon how the light is reflected off of an object as to how we see the color that truly exists. For example, when the light reflects off of an Apple, the wavelengths that appear red reaches the eye and we see it as being red. Would you believe me if I told you could [More]