Newest addition to our #Seemingly Animated category depicts falling beans that aren’t. Another beautiful illusory pattern provided by great Gianni Sarcone. If you move your eyes around the picture while concentrating on each individual coffee bean, the rest of the beans in your peripheral vision will seem to move like crazy. I don’t know what’s with all of the coffee illusions that are popping like crazy lately, but they all turn-up awesome!
While ago, one of our fans who was obviously inspired by Atomium’s impossible structure, sent this in as a suggestion for our little’o website. I was distracted and couldn’t see it at first, but the photo below contains both the illusion and “spot the differences” game all wrapped into one single package! Can you see the illusion first? Now, how about finding all of the differences and then sharing them with
festivus rest of us? Let the hunt begin! P.S. Make sure to open the picture in full size, in order to see all of the tiny details!
Here’s what you get when you combine an ad agency, #Akiyoshi Kitaoka’s famous illusory “moving snakes pattern” and home-delivery service provider. I can’t seem to ignore the irony behind this advertising message, but it’s better for me to let you decide on it yourselves. Meals on Wheels!
Some of the best illusions on this site can be found categorised inside #sexy hashtag. It’s not that I’m such fond of provocative content, it’s because illusions such as this one have to pass some extra filters in order to qualify for our homepage. I have to be extra careful with these, as there are youngsters among us, where it’s really important for me that they immediately understand the joke - Even when they mistake the content for what it appears to be, the end-result shouldn’t appear distasteful. Having said that, these sofas have really fooled me first time I laid my eyes over them! They still makes me laugh today…
It’s been a long time since last time we featured one our “Spot the animal” puzzles. At one point in time, Gardner’s hidden animals over-populated this blog so much, they started popping out with each “Random illusion” button click. I swore to myself then, I’m done with them forever. Don’t get me wrong – there were some really marvellous puzzles showcased back then, it’s just that I haven’t had the feeling when to stop posting them. I think it’s safe to break my pledge now, after so many years where I stood true to my promise. Here’s a very similar jigsaw puzzle produced by Currier & Ives. It appears our little fox is alone in the woods, but why is he so puzzled then (or is it she?)…
More often than not, I receive emails from fans all over the world. While most of them are complimentary, thanking me for maintaining this site and expressing gratuity for regular content, I also receive a complaint here and then (mostly addressing my English). Questions and suggestions fly in as well. One that stood out lately was a complimentary email from Agnes, where she also expressed her disappointment regarding solutions often not being included inside the articles. I have to acknowledge this, yet I’ve always felt the solution shouldn’t be handed out on a plate. In my view easy answer degrades the value of a question (or illusion in our case). Somehow I always disliked shortcuts in life. Perhaps this Spartan approach doesn’t work for some, but it certainly helps starting the conversation (comments section!). This also forces you to stop and think about the illusion for a second. After all, isn’t the feeling when you come up with the solution yourself – rewarding by itself?! Having said that, I have to admit many illusions I posted are still a mystery to me. They may appear beautiful or simple, but sometimes even I can’t see the answer. It’s one of the reasons I enjoy reading your comments so much! It’s one of the things that keep me going… Here’s a solution animation that may help with one of our latest posts ;)
I just had to share this sweet chocolate animation with you guys! I know that missing piece puzzle was recycled so many times by now, but I’m sure you’ll admit it’s fun to see something so simple yet so amazing.
If I were a food company, I’d apply this principle immediately to generate some extra profit! What do you say? I can’t seem to pinpoint the answer, yet I’m perfectly aware you can’t generate matter out of nothing!
You may accuse me of recycling some already-seen ideas, but I felt obligated to share Jason’s recent submission – one featuring beautiful impossible figures made out of wood. I haven’t had the chance to ask Jason if he made or photographed these himself, but the outcome is either-way perfect! Not sure about you, but I’d be delighted if we could obtain photos of these figures photographed from different, illusion-revealing angle. Let’s see if craftsmen among you are able to replicate these in wood or some other material…?