Gianni Sarcone’s “Breathing Hexagon” is an animated composition made of multiple frames, each one being the same in shape but different in color. As you can see, the end result is pretty amazing – It seems as if the hexagon slowly pulsates with each frame-change. Even though none of that is real, and each and every dot stands perfectly still, the shape still somehow manages to “breathe”! Amazing, isn’t it?
Here’s an illusion discovered and sent in by one of our fans from Croatia. As it appears both central squares are different in color, but are they really? Apparently, if you try with any other colour the results will appear the same. More similar stuff can be found inside our #color adapting category.
It seems that social medias users aren’t prone to pareidolia neither, as they recently “discovered” J.C. Penney tea kettle that apparently resembles Hitler! The kettle has sold out in record time, after social media users marveled at its likeness to the Führer. On top of that, after receiving some heated, unwanted media attention focused on the pot in question, the store chain removed references to the kettle on its website and removed the billboards in Los Angeles that advertised it! The kettle has also been pulled from retailers (where it had not already completely sold out).
I don’t know what to think of the story myself, whether I should see it as bizarre and funny, or plain sad. The kettle includes curvy handle which could represent recognisable haircut, a black knob could be seen as moustache and a spout to the side should represent “Heil Hitler” outstretched arm?! The stainless-steel teapot was designed by architect Michael Graves, who has also fashioned high-style products for Target and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It’s unclear whether it was a marketing mishap or an overactive imagination of certain individuals. So what do you think? I still preferrer them old-fashioned happy kettles we blogged about earlier ;)
Here’s an easy one for Monday afternoon: can you make sense of those strange tetris-like symbols filling the screen? They hide more than meets the eye. Those of you staying updated via “Optical Illusion of The Day” widgets, have a slight advantage in solving the “mystery”. After you’re finished with this one, make sure you haven’t missed this, this, this, this and this!
Remember the Cool Bro illusion from 2 years ago? This one’s very similar, in a way where street-painted arrow appears to levitate in mid-air. Caught by the sharp eye of Melissa, a reddit user who found it funny and decided to share her finding with our Mighty Optical Illusions community. If you come across similar interesting stuff, don’t be a stranger – submit them illusions using our email link in the footer of this site.
I hope you had a great time playing with our previous illusion, as I think it’s one of the best we’ve featured lately. Today I bring you this beautiful Peacock made by Cecelia Webber. Your assignment is to spot the illusion without me explaining any further. I will suppress myself from giving any clues, so no hints this time ;)
Michael caught a remarkable show on National Geographic the other day, featuring some of the most interesting optical illusions of our time. Most of them we have already featured on this site. One of the featured illusions that made him scratch his head were the spinning balls you can see in this animation below. This is how it works: both of the outer rims (made from spinning balls) rotate in counter-clockwise direction. But if you try and focus on one of the central dots (i.e. yellow one), the outer rim of another will seem to spin in opposite direction! This works vice-versa. To put it short – concentrating on the yellow ball will make it seem that the balls on the left are turning in opposite direction, while in fact they aren’t! Strange isn’t it?
This beautiful painting by Donald Rusty hides more than meets the eye! Check it out and see if you can spot all the animals hidden somewhere inside it. How many are there? Don’t forget the proper way to submit your findings is using the “submit illusion” email link that can be found at the very bottom of this site. You are also free to post your outlined solution pics using “add image” option underneath the comment box. Happy hunting!