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By on August 3, 2015, with 0 Comments  

From time to time, people send us illusions through the Mighty Optical Illusions Facebook page. I’m not always able to put them up on the site, usually because they’ve been posted in the past. However, Gérard sent me a fun photo illusion yesterday of a dog with antlers. I haven’t found where it’s previously been posted on the site, so enjoy this dog with antlers!

Dog With Antlers

This is definitely a perfectly timed photograph. When you glance at it at first, it really does look like a dog with antlers. But, if you’re paying attention, you can see that the “antlers” really aren’t on the dog. In fact, they aren’t even antlers. It’s an illusion caused by a tree in the background. The dog just happens to be standing in the perfect spot in the foreground, so the tree is just behind his head giving the look of large majestic antlers!

A big thanks to Gérard for sending us this dog with antlers illusion! If you have an illusion you think we might like, be sure to send it our way via the Mighty Optical Illusions Facebook page! If it hasn’t been posted on the site in the past and it’s a good fit, we’ll probably use it for a daily illusion post.

If you liked this dog with antlers illusion, head over and see if you can spot the antlers and deer in this deer hunter’s illusion!

By on August 2, 2015, with 0 Comments  

At the moment, I’m house hunting. And it’s driving me a little crazy! I’m sure some of you can relate to the frustration of searching for the perfect house! I’m pretty lenient on some things, but other things are non-negotiable. I don’t mind taking on a fixer-upper or a little godawful paint, for instance, but the new house must have a shed or room for a shed, among other things. You see, I’ve always really wanted a writer’s cabin! Now that I’m working at home full-time, a private space is imperative! Banging away at the keyboard while sitting on the couch or at the dining room table is fine, but it’s definitely not ideal!

While browsing around for today’s illusion, I ran across this awesome writer’s cabin illusion!

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How cool would this writer’s cabin be to have?! You wouldn’t be able to tell if you were inside or outside half the time! When you focus on the artist or the roof, it looks like he’s sitting on a patio outside the cabin. Focus on the floor or the wall, and it looks like he’s sitting inside the cabin. Craziness, I tell you! The writer’s cabin itself would be enough inspiration to ward off writer’s block for a while!

I highly doubt I’m going to find a real writer’s cabin like this illusion, but it would definitely be interesting.

What did you think of this writer’s cabin illusion? If you loved it, rate it below! And, if you hated it…well, rate it below anyway. Your ratings help me figure out which types of illusions you guys want to see, and which ones I should post less of. If you liked this illusion, make sure you head over and check out these awesome illusions!

By on August 1, 2015, with 3 Comments  

Dog is man’s best friend, as they say. Oftentimes, the two are almost inseparable. Wherever man goes, dog goes and wherever dog goes, man isn’t far behind. Today’s illusion is an ode to the amazing bond between man and dog. But, can you find the man in this dog illusion…?

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It may be a bit difficult to see at first, but he’s there. He’s a bit deformed looking, be he is there. Need a little help finding the man in this dog illusion? All you really need to do is look at it differently – turn your head to the right.

Still need help? Here’s what I mean…

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When you turn this dog illusion sideways, it turns into a man. Granted, he is something of a strange looking man, but he’s there nonetheless. This dog illusion and illusions like it are a great reminder that not everything is as it seems, no?

What did you think of this dig illusion? Make sure you rate it below! And, if you liked this illusion, you might also want to check out these secret paintings by Igor Lysenko.

By on July 31, 2015, with 2 Comments  

Ever just have a day where you feel all out of sorts for no particular reason? For me, today is one of those days. First, I overslept, then I tripped coming down the stairs, spilled my coffee, and found that someone had eaten the last bowl of cereal. So, now I’m grumpy, behind in work, in pain, uncomfortable, and hungry. It’s shaping up to be an interesting day.

When I first glanced at today’s optical illusion, I immediately noticed that the squares—much like me this morning—were all bent out of shape.

Bent Squares Illusion

Doesn’t it look like the block of squares has a bit of a rounded 3D effect? Normally I can see that the seemingly bent illusions, like these bent squares, aren’t really bent after looking at them for a bit, but not this morning. It was only after looking at this bent squares illusion in my trusty image editor that I was able to see that they aren’t bent squares at all, but regular squares with perfectly right angles.

The sides aren’t bent at all. They just look bent because of the starburst pattern of the background. It’s a simple trick, but a very effective one. Maybe I’m just off my game today, but they still look like bent squares to me this morning.

Don’t forget to rate today’s bent squares illusion with the stars below! If you want to see more seemingly bent illusions, make sure you check out our seemingly bent illusions category page!

By on July 30, 2015, with 0 Comments  

Every morning I’m u bright and early, and every morning I can’t quite get going without my coffee. I’m hovering around the coffee pot, cup in hand, with my eyes have shut and the world just a-blur around me. I dare say, it’s not a pretty sight! I have to admit that I’m a bit of a coffee addict.

Some days I probably drink more coffee than I should. I can tell, because I start to get the shakes and the things around me, I swear, take on a life of their own! Coffee may make some people more alert and functioning, but too much coffee for me makes the world go weird! Of course, being the coffee addict that I am, I don’t think I’ve ever had it as bad as this guy…

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I’m thinking that the guy laying on the couch isn’t the coffee addict here. But the psychologist? Oh, yeah! He’s a coffee addict! He gets it. On second thought, maybe he’s just about one of the meanest psychologists out there. Maybe he just painted his wall with an optical illusion because he likes to mess with his patients a little.

What about you—are you a coffee addict too? Tell me I’m not alone! After you get a cup or two in you, don’t forget to rate today’s optical illusion. When you’re done, head over and see if you can spot the man in the coffee beans and the owl in the coffee!

By on July 29, 2015, with 1 Comment  

Summer is the time for fairs and carnivals! The county fair has been something of a family tradition for us, and we go every year. There’s just something about the smell of greasy overpriced food mixed with farm animals that’s just irresistible! Throw in the crazy people and thrill rides, and it’s a pretty alluring combinations.

Of course, not all of us are partial to the scary rides. The Spouse One and the Girl One refer rides that are a little less hair raising. The Ferris wheel is actually a favorite for all of us…

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Doesn’t it look like this Ferris wheel illusion is moving? Well, it just looks like it it’s moving! In reality, it’s just a still image. The shadows of the “cars” in this Ferris wheel illusion just trick the eyes into thinking that the wheel is rotating. Makes me wanna jump on and go for a spin!

What did you think of this Ferris wheel illusion? Check out this moving tunnel illusion!

By on July 28, 2015, with 0 Comments  

I’ve got quite an interesting horse illusion for you today! Have any of you seen this going around social media lately?

DaVinci Horse

Meet Da Vinci, the foal with a rather unusual birthmark, if you will. Dubbed Vinny by his owners, this little chestnut foal was born in May at the Fyling Hall riding school at Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire, England. When owner Wendy Bulmer bought his mother, she didn’t know that the mare was with foal. However, after little Vinny was born, she got another interesting surprise.

Vinny was born with a white patch of hair on his shoulder, neck, and leg that looks eerily like another small horse running alongside him. She saw the ghostly horse illusion as such a work of art, that she named him after one of the most famous artists in the world – Leonardo Da Vinci. I would have to agree that this horse illusion is definitely an interesting piece of art, and Mother Nature really did quite a job with little Da Vinci…

Da Vinci Ghost foal

What do you think of Mother Nature’s horse illusion? Da Vinci is definitely a cute name, but I can’t help but think that there may have been a better name. What would you have called the little foal with the white doppelgänger horse illusion?

If you loved this horse illusion, make sure you check out these two horses with one head!

By on July 27, 2015, with 0 Comments  

Good morning, good morning… It’s Monday and the start of a new week! For lots of people, including me, that mean back to work. Not always my idea of a good time, but those bills aren’t gonna pay themselves, eh?

It’s been pretty toasty here lately. After tons of rain and chill we’re finally getting the hot blasted summer weather that I’ve been looking forward too. Now, don’t get me wrong—I love summer, and I prefer too hot weather over too cold weather. Needless to say, I’m not a big fan of snow or winter sports!

But, I’m sure that some of you probably are. You’re those winter weirdos that get excited at the first snowflake and just can’t wait to break out the skis another year. I don’t get it, but to each his own, right?

Anyway, today’s skiing illusion is for all of you winter sport weirdos! You’d think a skiing illusion would be better to post in the winter, not in the dead of summer, but I was feeling pretty random today…

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Even though I’m not a skier myself, I just love this skiing illusion! Looking at the illusion from top to bottom, it starts as a beautiful picture of the mountains with skiers. However, when your eyes reach the bottom of the picture, the snow turns into a tablecloth and the skiers are perilously close to skiing right off the edge of a table!

Clearly Photoshopped, but an awesome skiing illusion nonetheless!

Don’t forget to rate today’s skiing illusion below! You might also want to check out this ski jumper illusion!