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By on March 31, 2014, with 10 Comments

It’s the start of the work week and I’m glad you all have decided to come on over to Mighty Optical Illusions to make the time pass by just a little bit faster today. I have a new optical illusion that I’m going to be posting today and I am very excited to share it with all of you.

Today’s optical illusion involves a glass of water and it’s definitely going to trip you out a little bit, as well as serve as a bit of a brain teaser. The glass of water is sitting in front of a certain pattern, but the pattern seems to have changed when it’s seen through the glass of water. Below, you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about. Are you ready to have a look at this trippy optical illusion? If so, you can go ahead and scroll down right now.

Glass of Water Optical Illusion

Now, I want you to tell me why the pattern seems to have changed when it’s viewed through the glass of water. Feel free to leave your answer in the comments section below. I can’t wait to see what all of you come up with.

Do you want another cool and trippy optical illusion to check out today that will make you think? Have a look at this optical illusion and tell me if you see a cow’s head or an elephant’s head.


10 Responses
  1. SCIENCE says:

    Science is the answer. Light gets refracted though the water. AKA light bends.

  2. Alice says:

    I think the glass is reflecting the stripes on the table rather than showing the ones behind it.

  3. Nick says:

    Why? Nothing more than basic optics. The water diffracts the light coming through it and it appears sinusoidal because the glass is tapered and giving a varying path length.

  4. John says:

    This is standard optics, and the light from the background image is being REFRACTED (not diffracted) by the distorting lens of the glass. What IS interesting is that the image in the centre is ROTATED, not parallel with the background, showing that it is possible to make lenses that rotate an image.

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