Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I is for Illusion

Illusions...mere tricks played on our senses to distort reality.  It's like that old quote "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind perceives to be true."  Illusions are why we've spent centuries enthralled by magicians, why kids love those magic box sets that never seem to work, and why we're always a bit disappointed when someone explains the mystery of a certain trick.

So for your viewing pleasure today, I present you with some illusions.  To learn how they work click their links, to preserve the magic of it all, pass it by.

Stare at the center for 30 seconds   Learn More

Are those horizontal lines parallel or slanted?  Learn More

Is she spinning to the left...or to the right?  Learn More

Are squares A and B the same color?  Learn More

Ever wonder what this would like in real life?  Mystery Solved

Well wasn't that fun?  If you ever have time to waste, go check out www.moillusions.com they have some pretty neat illusions too.

1 comment:

Belle said...

These are just great! The spinning girl is my favorite. I'm going to show these to my hubby.