I’m not particularly inspired today, thus you shall receive this short question and a belonging optical illusion that goes in companionship with it. I can guarantee you that the picture below wasn’t manipulated with, and that the object you see can truly exist in real life. Only question that jumps out, is how? It may take you some time before you understand the logic behind this “impossible” wooden object, but after seeing all of our previous examples you should be an expert by now in solving something like this. Does it have something to do with special materials? Or is the secret in angle under which the photo has been shot? This is for me to know, and for you to find out ;)
My cousin sent me our newest exhibit. We had some egg illusions in the past, but have to admit they were pretty lame. Well, I hope our newest one brings a change to this lousy tradition. In its core, this optical illusion is very similar to the famous Missing Part test. Additionally, it may remind you of those missing China men, extra Leprechauns, Mad Scientist soccer team… you know what I mean. To make you understand what is going on around here, let me explain first. In the first card (A) we have one chicken and 8 eggs. Cut this card in 4 pieces (like outlined below), and then again assemble it in a different matter (card B), resulting with proper rectangular image. You will get our original chicken, but the number of eggs this time is different. Additionally, there is a missing piece in this newly assembled card. Why is that? If the surface of both puzzle cards is equal, how can one be missing a piece? Hint: are the surfaces really equal? You tell me! Remember, there is more than one optical illusion present here.
Yesterday I’ve implemented Akismet spam protection. Since then, it already prevented more than 700 spam comments! Was this precise timing, or what :) Also, our RSS subscriber number is currently exceeding 87,000. If this isn’t a sign of quality service we bring, then I don’t know what is!
Update: seems that the original creator of this illusion is Archimedes Lab. At least their version has the copyright hard coded within the picture. Thnks Michael.
Author of this optical illusion is G. Sarcone from Archimedes Lab. Can you find a way to completely remove one of the glasses from this blue tray, while minimizing your effort? Before I show you the solution (after the jump), I’d like to share some site news with you. Am not sure what is happening, but there are some strange circulations present this week. First thing I noticed is that our RSS subscriber number started to go up rather insanely. You can see this in my sidebar.
On Tuesday it showed 51,000, on Wednesday it averaged 66,000, and today we already have more than 80,000 subscribers! Is this awesome or what! Just hope this ain’t no glitch happening on Feedburner’s side. Would ruin my excitement ;) Apart from this good news, some bad things started happening as well. Last few days spammers really put their eye on our community. There were more than 200 spam comments posted per day. It became really painful dealing with them. In my opinion they started flowing via some automated script. Since our site doesn’t use CAPTCHA letters for protection, they were easily entered. This may as well serve as an explanation why your comments need to pass moderation before they are approved. Continue Reading …
Another exam is upon me tomorrow, so rest of the day means more studying for me. To keep you occupied until tomorrow, check this new Cryptic Canvas game, Empire has launched. This is a time-wasting movie game, involving a painting that contains 50 movie references. It’s a nod to a painting that was put out a few years ago, containing famous rock bands – Virgin’s 75 Bands. The only clue Empire gives is that the movies hidden in the painting are from the last 20 years. I’m not going to allow more than 2 answers per comment, for the sake of allowing the rest of you to spend some time going through this. I’m sure that within a day you can check the comments below to find all 50 of the movies. If you have a feeling you already saw something like this, you’re right – M&M posted their 50 Dark movies on this site, Absolut released their own version where you have to find 82 vodka bottles, Lonely Plantet hid 45 cities in their piece, and Lovefilm managed to squeeze more than 100 movies in their poster (2 x times). To start this game, I’ll point out “No country for old men” – I believe the traffic sign with two old people not allowed is the one referencing this movie. Now I just need to find out what Empire as a company is all about?
I found this image in my optical illusions folder today, and wondered why I never got the time to publish it. Look at the picture on your left. What do you see? There must be something strange going on here. No way that the arch shown here has the proper top. Or can it? I’ve also included a solution inside this post. You’ll have to click the expandable box to see it. I wouldn’t want to ruin your solving experience before you’re ready to see the answer. Anyway, by looking at the solution everything becomes clear. Why has our brain presumed the column is aligned differently than it actually is? I really can’t tell, but hope some of you will try and explain this through comments.
Yesterday I tipped you about new Facebook vanity URLs. Have you had the time to check them? Hope you managed to grab something short and unique to represent you, like I did. But it seems not many of you actually read what I post. Probably you check only the illusions, which is also fine. But I’m REALLY curious what names were taken by our audience. Would be very nice to see more and more of you using your facebook logins to post comments. Not only does this automatically shows your image next to your comment, but additionally you have an option to share your comment so it appears in your Facebook feed. This way you can help us reach more people (your friends will see that you left a comment on our site, if you approve it). What is your opinion on this? Continue Reading …
Before we start, I’d like to inform you (if you haven’t already heard this), that Facebook recently gave us an option to choose more simple vanity URLs. What does this mean? Instead of having your Facebook profile go something like: facebook.com/01332dsdsssd53543, now you can update to something more simple, and have your profile link make sence. For example I have set that my profile is now: “www.Facebook.com/Vurdlak“. Go ahead, you can set yours to something nice as well. You need to open this link, and under “more” test which names are still available. But be wise! Once you choose your unique username, there is no going back, nor changing again. I’m really interested what you managed to grab. When you do so, be sure to leave a comment with your facebook login, so we can all see what you people got! Who has the coolest name? Who has the most original one? You tell me! Now let us check the optical illusion I prepared for today. Those of you who passed our Eye Examination test, and managed to find Jesus inside this wooden plate, won’t be puzzled for too long. To remind you again, we had bunch of examples like this one. Remember those symbols of mystery we published back in January? Well this one is basically the same! Oh, and about our previous illusion – I think its crap and that there is actually no real illusion hidden inside it.
I’ll need some help from you guys concerning this one. I’ve recently received this optical illusion from an unknown visitor, with title saying: “Two heads are better than one“. Further description said something about an optical illusion in lady’s orchestra. I’m not sure if this was some kind of a joke, but apparently there is something else hidden inside this picture. My guess is that there is another person’s head seamlessly integrated within the photo, but I had no luck spotting it. Let us solve this one together. If the illusion wasn’t that cool, don’t blame me – I couldn’t see it, thus had no chance deciding if its good enough to appear on our website. To be frank, I enjoy this kind of illusions the most (the ones I never managed to solve myself). This give me an opportunity to enjoy reading your comments, and participating in the open debate. You can click the image to see it in full size, which may help seeing the illusion better.
Just received this picture via email today. Have to admit, it took me some time before I could snap out of it and stop staring at those floating letters. Before I ask you about your opinion, I’d like to spill some questions to those of you who bought our iPhone application. How did you like it? Would you add some additional stuff to it? What do you suggest we additionally put inside it? Would you give us a hand, and rate the app inside the iPhone store? What do you think about its price? I’d like to thank you a bunch for your support! In the following days I should start placing some polls in the Mighty Optical Illusions sidebar. I think this will be a great addition to this website. I was thinking about implementing more quizzes, competitions and giveaways as well, but first have to figure out the rules. Stay tuned! There are many new things to be added soon, I just need to categorize the rest 500 posts inside uncategorized section first.