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By on April 8, 2010, with 90 Comments  

Do you like eating fast food? Me too! Well, it just happens we’ve got this delicious photo from one of our visitors, who additionally pointed there is a hidden optical illusion present somewhere inside this picture. Can you see it? How long did it take? If you still struggle, I can suggest visiting this link for a slight hint. This illusion belongs to the “When you see it…” group of photos. Because, once you realize the illusion, you can’t go back and loose lose sight of it.

Fast Food Optical Illusion

By on April 6, 2010, with 95 Comments  

How Many Dogs Are There?I’m glad to notice how many of you listened to my suggestion, and implemented those little Gravatar icons which now show up next to your comment. Your comments look much more personal now, and distinguish themselves proudly among bunch of other comments. Rest of you who’d like to add a little icon next to their comment as well, simply head here and upload your personal avatar, which will automatically show up each time you leave a comment on a WordPress blog like mine.

That being said, let’s see what Vurdlak has prepared for you today… Remember the Confused Elephant, one with so many legs he forgot how to use them? Now mix him with those Impossible Shelves, add an animation and present the results in man best friend way – and this is what you come up with: Impossible Dogs animation. How many dogs do you see in this picture? Is there something wrong with them? Can you spot the illusion immediately? Looking forward to hear your comments!

By on April 5, 2010, with 67 Comments  

I’m not sure whether you are aware of all the tricks media companies bombard us with, but more often than not, suggestive scenery is cleverly hidden inside their billboards. Take this beer ad for example. Now rotate the picture (or your head). See what I mean? If you browse our archives, more specifically the “Sexy” tag (don’t worry, it’s safe for work), you’ll see bunch of examples where sex sells. It’s sneaky, but it works.

Anyway, off topic – I hope there are already some of you who did get the controversial iPad. Did you get an opportunity to install our iPad application? How does it look like? Is the iPad really that great? Believe it or not, I still haven’t had a chance to play with it first-hand!

Turn Me Upside Down!

By on April 3, 2010, with 16 Comments  

iPad Daily Illusion App Has Arrived!Ok, remember the exciting announcement I mentioned earlier? Well, I couldn’t wait any longer to share this with you guys. So here it is – We have finally completed the “Daily Optical Illusion” app for iPad (and iPhone).

Those lucky bastardz who got their hands on Apple’s premium gadget already, can immediately get the app via iTunes (link here – don’t forget to click the little iPad icon to see the iPad specific screenshots, not iPhone ones!). Rest of us can enjoy the screenshots below.

Well, actually the revamped app is universal, so those of you using iPhone can download as well, but I believe most of the premium features work better on iPad. Anyway, I’ll create the separate page for the App soon, but just wanted to share the news first.

All of the app specs can be found inside the app store, but basically you get a new illusion each day (or two), package full of already published illusions, descriptions, comments, ratings, and much much more…

Oh, and not to skip the current “illusion of the day”, here’s another Tim Noble and Sue Webster shadow art installation. The illusion works in a way, that when light is cast on the seemingly random garbage formation, it produces a shadow resembling AT sign, the inter-connector we mostly use in email communication (or on Twitter ;)

iTunes: iPad App · iPhone App · DownloadiPad Daily Illusion App Has Arrived!

By on April 2, 2010, with 19 Comments  

Video: Final Proof for Wavy CirclesPSSST! I have prepared a big announcement for you in few days! Those of you who can’t wait to hear, quickly jump to our Twitter, and be sure to click the follow button. You can get a sneak-peak of our newest project posted there! I’ll post some additional screenshots of the project via our twitter account as well. It has something to do with Apirl, the 3rd. Was this hint enough?

Anyway, GreenProductions has created another awesome optical illusion video. I think it’s the same guy who presented us with Gray and White illusion from few days back. This time he gives us a final proof for them wavy spirals we posted in two parts. Be sure to check the Spiral tag, to see what I mean. I believe this vid’ should close the seemingly bent circles story once and for all.

By on April 1, 2010, with 26 Comments  

B or 13: Context Optical IllusionJust like Colin (the person who submit this flick), I have seen this illusion many years ago. After a while, it kept following me throughout the internet, and I was bumping on it in regular time intervals. Somehow, I never felt it was complex enough to post on this site. The problem was that it was a static image, with both vertical 12, 13, 14 and horizontal A, B, C printed at same time. Luckily, Colin found this very same illusion, but in animated mode. It works much better, I think.

Unfortunately, if you are following us through “Optical Illusion of The Day” widget (those of you who missed it, be sure to get it here) you won’t see an animation – instead a static pic. This is a modification we’ve recently added to keep the apps stable.

Anyway, as simple and beautiful it is, this illusion clearly shows how CONTEXT plays a crucial role in our understanding of what we see. Can you force yourself to see the sequence as 12, B, 14 or A, 13, C instead? This is what Colin added to his submission:

I remember seeing this illusion many years ago at school. When the animated GIF plays, the B/13 in the centre remains exactly the same. It’s your brain who changes the context it’s seeing it in, and reads it differently – Colin

By on March 30, 2010, with 96 Comments  

After such a great feedback, we’ve decided to share another LG’s Find The Hidden Faces poster. The story is simple (and already told) – LG camera is capable of finding up to 16 hidden faces, can you match that? If you click on the image, it will open in full size, thus enabling you to see everything in greater detail. I’ll start with pointing out the baby’s head hidden in the tree branches. Probably a reference to our very own Hidden Baby Illusion. Please, limit yourself to one or two findings per comment, so others can have some fine too!

Btw, have you noticed how our hosted video player loads much faster now? With help of my foreign friend Igor, we’ve managed to find a solution which displays the video almost immediately. If you don’t remember, previously our video needed the whole website to load first, and only then showed itself. Please report your experience :) Is this great or what?

LG Detects 16 More Faces!

You can open this image in full size to see all the hidden stuff...

By on March 28, 2010, with 33 Comments  

Video: Another Gray n White IllusionToday’s optical illusion video rivals the original Checker-Shadow Illusion, one we’ve originally seen created by MIT professor Edward Adelson, way back in 1995. This illusion was later recreated number of times, and by time, all of them variations demanded their very own category to be listed under. The version we show today was recreated by R. Beau Lotto, whose motive was used by creator of this video to show the effect in action. As Neatorama reports, this illusion shows us how the human visual system is not that great at being a physical light meter.

Since I’ve introduced you to our very own hosted video player, I just can’t get enough of posting all those clips. I really adore the simplicity of our player, but the only problem I couldn’t overpass is the “defer” java script attribute appended to the plugin. Why is this such a problem? Since you all know me as a perfectionist I am, I can’t overlook the fact how the video is the last thing that loads on the site (due to the defer attribute). I tried removing it, but no luck! Can someone out there come with the quick fix, that lets our player load immediately? I would be more than grateful! Fixed! Does it work properly (player shows immediately) now? ;) Btw, you can see more of greeenpro2009′s optical illusions if you check out his YouTube channel.