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By on November 29, 2010, with 48 Comments  

What you see below at first glance looks like a winged divine horse from Greek mythology, more precisely – Pegasus. However, our intuition tells us this possibility is hardly possible. In fact, this funny-looking mutation of antelope and bird is actually a clever optical illusion. So what did originally happen? The animal stumbled upon the bird’s nest and had quickly been shooed away by the protective mother. The bird in question here is an Indian Sarus Crane, the tallest flying bird in the world. Luckily there were some visitors at the Keoladeo National Park (Rajasthan, India), who noticed the animals appeared to blend in to one, and took the photo we now share! BTW, the author has just been identified and his name is Jagdeep Rajput.

By on November 28, 2010, with 31 Comments  

Just found this purple head sculpture. You may think it belongs to one of the Blue Man Group members, but you’ll be wrong thinking so. What’s so interesting about these double eyed illusions, is that people have trouble seeing them as they are (intentionally created like this), thus their brains keep trying to focus the picture, as if they’re the ones responsible for such a distortion… Interesting phenomenon, wonder what causes this? Could it be in some way related to this?

By on November 25, 2010, with 55 Comments  

Update 3: I have removed the author’s name and link due to his request.

Update 2: Unfortunately, original author asked us if we can remove his photo of the site, which we are obligated to do, so instead I’ve added this magnificent installation by Fred Eerdekens.

Lydia Roe found this peculiar photo of some band I never had the opportunity to learn of. The illusion is more fun orientated than being puzzling. Still, it turned out fine. What you see here is a singer and guitarist Laura Marling casting an unlikely shadow. Any clue how this happened? More similar fine illusions can be found via #shadow tag!

By on November 24, 2010, with 63 Comments  

Once again your assignment is to try and find a hidden persona. Can you spot an American actor Victor Vincent Price in this pile of leaves? As it usually works with this kind of illusions, once you see him – there’s no going back! The author behind this awesome optical illusion is Bob Brown of Deceptology. As he states, he was greatly inspired by original Coffee Bean Man illusion, thus decided to give it a try and create something similar, just to see if it can easily be done. Good job Bob!

By on November 22, 2010, with 71 Comments  

While Liu Bolin uses his body as a canvas (to perfectly blend in with the surroundings), Cayeteno Ferrer paints delivery boxes to make them disappear in front of our very own eyes! I’m pretty sure it must have taken ages for Ferrer to finish these boxes, yet I’m puzzled what is the meaning behind his work? Ok, I realize some installments are very hard to understand, yet I don’t see any purpose nor story in these…

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By on November 20, 2010, with 71 Comments  

The accompanying description to this illusion should go something like this: “Them little maids have been to town to purchase postage stamps”. Then it’s your assignment to rotate the picture by 180 degrees, and read: “And now are much alarmed to note their actions watched by tramps”! It took sometime before I could see the maids transform to “tramps“, but describing those little mutants as “maids” was even more puzzling to me! The style however closely matches the “Drowning or Safe” illusion. Could it be the author is the same?

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By on November 18, 2010, with 51 Comments  

Almost at the same time, Jeff and Cory both stumbled across this funny optical illusion, and decided to share with us. At first, it seems as if the brunette in the back is wearing no clothes at all! But on a second look, you realize that only her left arm is visible, while front girl’s arm gives us an illusion of nakedness. Check out more funny illusions of the same type, filled under the #sexy tag. Don’t worry, all of the material we post on this site is safe for all ages!

By on November 15, 2010, with 113 Comments  

Check out these 3D pencil drawings I just stumbled upon! They were done by a Chilean artist who calls himself “Fredo”. He is “just” an ordinary 17-year-old prodigy, who draws objects that look like they’re about to jump off the page! Just by looking at his art, can you differentiate what’s real and what’s not? It takes Fredo anywhere from just 30 minutes, to as much as few months to create a single piece! Though there is no doubt he has been inspired by artists, such as M.C. Escher, Fredo’s art definitely has a modern twist. Some of his drawings feature creepy goblins holding physical objects like a lighter or reaching out of the page for a soda can!

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