Two days ago, me and my better half returned from vacation. I thought I would immediately start on the site. Post new illusions, add new functionality, etc… I forgot one little detail: Each year I return home, somewhere near the end of August, Ragweed (ambrosia ?) season starts. This little plant is a real pest! Did you know that a single flower produces over 1 billion pollen (which fly few miles from center), and that more than 10% of human population have allergies caused by it? Same goes for me – I can hardly open my eyes and breathe. What I hate the most is that this plant came to Europe in 19th Century from USA, and by now there is more of it here than back in the States where it originated from. You can see the epicenter chart here, if you live somewhere in Europe and if it interests you.
So now, after I shared my “life story” with you (which I realize many of you dislike), I’m ready to share some new stuff. These two animated pictures you see on your left, and below this article aren’t really spectacular. Still, they make really nice optical illusions. In my opinion, the snake one will take few moments of your time before you notice the illusion, while the constructor below was probably contracted by M.C. Escher to bring his architect drawings to reality. There was a “Rope Optical Illusion“, I posted last year which greatly resembles the Snake one. Be sure to check it out as well (if you missed it)!
Update: “The Snake Illusion” was originally created by Vlad Alexeev.