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By on March 12, 2006, with 35 Comments

Here is an “impossible” version pictured with a high degree of realism. The two points where the linear edges must overlap have been purposely confused. The resulting figure produces an even more jarring figure-ground dilemma, likely to be interpretted as humorous or upsetting.

  • tasha

    thats so confusing

  • Archie411

    This for one I think is photoshop
    Because its impossible to make

    • boo

      no there is a hole in the forward top bar

  • Harpo52

    The bar that goea behind the other is clearly not connected.

  • Hai

    omfg did ANYBODY visit Impossibly Constructed Objects No.2???????!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pyro

    i can c the answer

    the bar that seems 2 go behind does
    its kinda bent like a V if you look at it from the top


    • scott

      that was my same conclusion

  • nopper

    the bar in back that seems to go through the front bar really doesn’t.

    the bar in front is cut just rihgt to make it look like that.

  • dan

    its picture taken at an angle so you don’t notice that none of the wood pieces and connected.

  • everybody apart from hai is so dumb

    th bar that seems to go bihind isn’t a bar at all! its two pieces, making it look s though it goes behind!
    BTW love da’ site vurdlak ur a genius

  • EE

    Google Jerry Andrus and you will find the original creator of this illusion – some 20+ years ago

  • dramagirl

    god the bar in front is obvisly no connected!
    i saw this in a book and they show how it’s done!!!

  • Anonymous

    if you stare at it for a long time
    then its a cube!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nick

    Wow, this is done in Photoshop. Look closely at the bar that should go in the back, but is in the front. If you look close enough, they are a different resolution, not by much, but a little. Obviously, the bar was created and placed overtop the front bar, but covers up the back bar.

  • Anonymous


  • juno

    Look in mighty’s impossible objects section at (impossible object constructed 2)

    there is an example of how this can be done

  • Homfrog
  • Anonymous

    its sooooooooooooo easy the wooden peice is cut

  • Tom

    it can be drawn in Auto CAD then rendered. I just performed this drawing. once completed, the wood is cut. Yet geometrically your eyes will not accept this.

  • Anonymous

    um obviously they photoshopped and copied the from left post and pasted it in the back right corner on top. stupid as hella mofo

  • richie

    its a drawing it doesnt need to be possible the top right corner is’nt connected if it was it would make sence

  • Anonymous

    this was not photoshopped and it is not a drawing. The bar was cut. The right side is cut slanted so the side of the right side is not seen.

  • Stephanie

    I’ve got an optical illusions book that has this in it. I agree with comments 3, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 18, and ESPECIALLY 15.

  • Anonymous

    I saw this in a book once. they cut the wood in suck a way as to make the top beam look in front of the other one

  • Anonymous

    its not impossipal
    in fact there is one that is already made
    its three pieces

  • Rhea

    lol i think the part of the top…thingy is cut off..so u can see the other…thingy

    pretttyyyy coooollll

  • http://yahoo.com milie

    I go with tasha
    she’s wright

  • superdudeo

    i know this one,ive seen similar thing on ROBLOX(if ya nevar heard of it,search it up on internet explorer(or firefox)

  • superdudeo

    one part is cut,so it looks like it goes behind,when it actualy isnt there.NOT photoshop.u just have 2 get the right angle

  • ayz

    the top bar was connected behind… see the angle that it is going going behind the bar.. right angle of camera and…. thada….. illusion…

  • T.B.

    this image is being used on Mrs. Thibodeau’s psychology class website. also this is called a paradox illusion a paradox illusion is something that looks convincing to us in 2D but yet is impossible in 3D

  • Stupid

    its abuse curve!!! with the right angle of camera!

  • Meegan Galante

    I know how to make it! It’s so EASY!

  • Norman Christopherson

    I have seen it from a slight different angle. This has been around for some time. The top front bar is cut perfectly, so it appears it goes in back of the rear bar

  • Austin

    They probably just have sick painting skills