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By on February 12, 2016, with 0 Comments  

I’m one of those odd individuals who doesn’t have just one eye color. My eye color changes, depending on all sorts of things. Everything from what I wear to my mood to the weather can influence my eye color of the day. It might sound kind of cool to some people, but it can get downright tricky at the DMV.

DMV: Eye color?

ME: Uuuuuummmmm…. Blue. No, green! Wait, I think they’re gray today. Uuuummm….hazel?

DMV: *BLANK STARE*

I’m tellin’ ya, it’s a trip! My problem, I imagine, is not as bad as people’s with two different colored eyes! What exactly would they put on the form for their license? Can they pick and choose? Do they have to use the same color every time, or can you switch it up? These are questions that I simply need to know the answers to!

Let’s ask this lady here, who appears to have two different colored eyes…

different colored eyes

Since it looks like she has one blue eye and one gray eye, it’s safe to assume that she’d know the answers to my burning questions, isn’t it?

Not so fast…

This young lady’s eyes may be gorgeous (and probably Photoshopped), but they aren’t two different colors. They are, in fact, the exact same color. If you don’t believe me, I’ve taken the liberty of copying the irises of the eye to a separate image so you can compare for yourself…

blue and gray eyes

Both of her eyes are actually blue-gray. The eye on the left just looks to be a brilliant blue because it’s surrounded by a yellow tint. And, I just blew your mind! :-D

If you liked this two different colored eyes illusion, you’ll definitely want to check out this animated color optical illusion!

 

 

By on February 11, 2016, with 1 Comment  

Have you ever wanted to step back in time? Just for a moment? Although time travel is pretty much just one huge paradox, I’ve always thought it would be rather intriguing to step back in time and check out how things once were. Other time periods have always fascinated me!

Today’s illusion, if you haven’t guessed yet, is an interesting back in time photo. I was instantly drawn to this illusion as soon as I saw it in the Mighty Optical Illusions Facebook page inbox. (Thanks again, Kovacs!) This photo depicts some old fashioned cars driving down a neighborhood street…

back in time photo 1

There’s something a little strange about this photo, though. During the time period it depicts, color photography hadn’t been invented yet. Of course, there are all sorts of ways around this. These could simply be antique cars in modern day, for instance, or an old photograph could have been edited to include color.

The reality behind this back in time photo, though, is a little stranger than either of those possibilities. It is, in fact, MUCH cooler…

back in time photo 2

The cars in the first image aren’t real cars at all. They’re small models placed on a board made up to look like a road. The first image was just a product of some very clever forced perspective photography! The cars had to be perfectly placed on the board and the camera had to be at just the right angle to make the cars appear to be in the foreground in the first photo. This is an awesome little example of trick photography!

If you liked this back in time illusion, be sure to head over and check out this toy cars optical illusion!

By on February 10, 2016, with 1 Comment  

Halfway through the week, and I’m already ready to throw in the towel. Not with you guys, though; I love you guys! So much so, that I spend lots of time scouring the Internet looking for awesome illusions and cool pictures each and every day. It’s getting a little harder to find unique pictures, but I still manage. In fact, sometimes, I find some really decent ones, I think. This morning, I have for you an impossible wheel optical illusion…

impossible wheel

Depending on how you look at this impossible wheel, it could be facing two different ways. It’s actually a little hard to tell where the wheel is facing! It’s at least enough to make you do a double take on a slow Wednesday morning…

If you liked this impossible wheel optical illusion, be sure to rate it with the stars below. Or, rate it even if you hated it. The ratings help me figure out which types of illusions are popular and which ones aren’t so popular. So, your ratings are pretty important, especially for you loyal readers and followers!  :-)

If you liked this impossible wheel illusion, you’ll definitely want to check out this impossible building illusion!

By on February 9, 2016, with 0 Comments  

The week seems to be off to a lazy start, at least for me. I’m thinking a little pick me up is in order today, so I decided a fun little illusion would be perfect. And, what could be more fun than a giant foot illusion?

giant foot illusion

Okay, so I’m sure there are tons of things that are more fun than a giant foot illusion, but still! It’s a giant, enormous foot! And it looks like that lady is about to get squashed and have a very bad day.

Of course, there’s no such thing as a giant foot in real life. But, there is in illusion world. This image is just a little piece of trick photography. Forced perspective to be a bit more specific. The woman is lying on the pavement in the background, and the foot is much closer to the camera in the foreground. This photo is actually a very well executed piece of forced perspective photography!

If you loved this giant foot illusion, check out this other awesome forced perspective optical illusion!

By on February 8, 2016, with 0 Comments  

Good morning! Another weekend has passed, and it’s time to head into yet another work week. If you’re not looking forward to the daily grind, buck up! Work doesn’t have to be so bad. Do what you can to make the best of it. It’s all in how you look at it really. Kinda like this giant dog optical illusion…

giant dog optical illusion

That is one big dog, isn’t it? Or, maybe not…

Looking at things from a certain position or angle can completely change the whole thing. This dog is actually a normal size dog, for instance. In fact, it’s probably a little lap dog. But, in this photo, he’s much closer to the camera, making him appear to be a giant dog. This picture was snapped at just the right time to create a giant dog optical illusion.

If you liked this giant dog optical illusion, be sure to check out this man eating giant illusion as well!

By on February 7, 2016, with 1 Comment  

It’s Super Bowl Sunday! It’s a big Super Bowl too—Super Bowl 50! Tonight, millions of football fans will sit around their televisions and watch the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers in what will probably be one of the most watched sporting events ever. Of course, some viewers will only be watching for the commercials too, but hey! Nothing wrong with that. Since it’s Super Bowl 50, I figured that a football illusion was fitting this morning. A Super Bowl football Magic Eye to be more precise….

super bowl Sunday football magic eye

For those of you familiar with Magic Eye illusions, or stereograms, you know that if you look at this football Magic Eye image in just the right way, you should see a 3D image pop out of it.

There are actually a few different methods that you can use to see the hidden image in this football Magic Eye…

  • Hold your face close to the image and slowly back away or move the image away. Keep focusing on the stereogram until a 3D image pops into view.
  • Unfocus or relax your eyes while staring at the stereogram. Do it until the image doubles then becomes very blurry. This is actually the method that works best for me, and I can see some stereogram illusions within seconds with this method.
  • Look through the image. If it helps, you can focus on an image a few feet away from you then slowly move the stereogram in front of the object while still focusing on the spot a few feet away.

Happy Super Bowl 50, everyone!

If you loved this football Magic Eye illusion, be sure to check out our little collection of sterograms!

By on February 6, 2016, with 0 Comments  

Things in jars have always fascinated me to some extent. I’ve seen all sorts of things in jars, from coins to ships to large ball bearings. So, when I ran across this Rubiks cube in a jar, I just had to share!

rubiks cube in a jar

A Rubik’s cube in a jar seems impossible, doesn’t it? It’s really not, though, and it’s probably actually a lot easier than getting other objects into jars. If you’re familiar with Rubik’s cubes, you probably know that they can be disassembled. So, getting a Rubik’s cube in a jar is very similar to building a ship in a bottle. It just needs to be reassembled in the jar, which—one would imagine—would take copious amounts of time and patience!

If you liked this Rubik’s cube in a jar, you’ll definitely want to check out this impossible bottle illusion collection!

By on February 5, 2016, with 3 Comments  

With many of us still struggling with getting piles of snow dumped on us, it can be hard to imagine that sunshine and warmth will ever be here again. But, spring and summer are just around the corner, I swear. And, with warmer weather comes all sorts of new life, including the Monarch butterfly. Which brings us to today’s ominous butterfly optical illusion…

ominous butterfly optical illusion

Why is this an ominous butterfly optical illusion, you ask? It may seem innocent enough at first, but I can assure you that there’s a little more going on in this image than you might first notice. You’ll have to look pretty closely at this butterfly optical illusion to see the ominous part of it, though.

I’m not going to give away the answer here, but I can give you a hint. Actually, I can give you two hints. Take a look at this caterpillar illusion and this leafy chameleon illusion, then look at the picture of the butterfly above again.

Do you see what makes this butterfly illusion so ominous now…?

If you liked this ominous butterfly optical illusion, be sure to rate it!