According to Greek legend, a single look at Medusa was enough to turn any man into stone. That’s why Perseus had to carry a magical mirrored shield with him in order to defeat this legendary monster -it was the only way he could look at the Gorgon to find her whereabouts without turning into stone. […]
If you follow internet photo trends, then you’ve probably already seen planking and owling in action. While those memes have no real place here, the newest photo trend, horsemanning, is a perfect match for an illusions blog. Horsemanning is actually an example of everything old becoming new again. While the trend has been exploding across […]
As a regular Mighty Optical Illusions reader, you’re all certainly familiar with what is undoubtedly one of M.C. Escher’s most famous works – Relativity. We’ve featured the piece recreated in LEGO, papercrafts, animated gifs, even in billboards, but this is undoubtedly the first time someone has been able to show us what the image looks […]
These Heads Up Juice Glasses (which can be found in our partner store) come with two glasses consisted of multiple meaning illusions, one featuring a boy and one featuring a girl, both of which transform into an older version of the same character when flipped upside down.
Pareidolia is what happens when someone sees the Virgin Mary in a piece of toast or Jesus in Google Earth. Essentially, it is the result of our minds taking a random image or sound and turning it in to something more significant. Some scientists, like Carl Sagan, speculate that this message is hard-wired into our […]
Flickr user mamassage knitted this cool anamorphic scarf that looks like it’s just another stripped scarf until you see it from the right angle -then it reveals a hidden alien pattern between the stripes. Even if you stare at it long enough without tilting it, you’ll eventually see the aliens, but I doubt you’d really […]
I don’t know about you guys, but I love top ten lists. When Vurdlak asked me if i could do one, I was really excited and a little surprised to see that there are only two top-tens on the site already. Well, rest assured that if you like posts like this, I’ll be happy to […]
We’ve featured tons of 3D chalk drawings on the site before, but what makes this one particularly special isn’t the subject matter (although Mouse Trap is a great choice), but the awesome video of the masterpiece being completed. The lead artist behind this work is Tracy Lee Stum, who happens to hold a Guinness World […]