# Pencil In The Water Illusion

By on April 16, 2006, with 72 Comments

Another nature’s magic act: refractivity of water and water’s abbility to magnify things in a way lenses do, equals another real life optical illusion! Have you enjoyed this one as much as I did? Physichs and Math are my fields of knowledge, but I’ll let this illusion be discussed among you, my faithfull visitors :)

# Two Buses Illusion

By on April 15, 2006, with 29 Comments

What do these two buses have in common except their front wheel is perfectly lined up? Nothing! Well actually everything since this is basically only one bus with smaller, green one painted on the bigger one. This magic trick is similar to previous “Plummer Illusion”.

# Unity Triangle Illusion

By on April 15, 2006, with 22 Comments

In the center of the Belgian village Ophoven is a sculpture of an impossible triangle. It only works from particular viewpoint. Seen from any other side, it just looks like metal bars in a Z shape, where one bar is bent behind. Checkt these three posts to get idea how this installation was done: “Impossibly Constructed Objects”, “Lego Escher” and “Impossibly Constructed Objects no.2″.

# Flying Car captured with Google Earth Illusion

By on April 15, 2006, with 165 Comments

I believe most of you heard for this one, but for those of you who haven’t here’s another enigma: Is this a flying can captured with Google Earth? It is somwhere in Australia, this “event” took place. There are much theories circulating around the web, but real solution is pretty simple. Can you solve it? Jump inside this article to get the answer and some more pictures.

Here’s a zoomed image. Unfortunately there is nothing unexplained and paranormal/high-tech going on with this car. It isn’t even flying actually. The answer is that there is simply another black car parked near the with one, giving you impression of a white vehicle’s shadow!

Another “flying car” captured with Google Earth:

# Wavy Illusion

By on April 15, 2006, with 18 Comments

As time goes by, we find better and better illusions in a particular category. Previously you saw amazing “Bulge”, “Expanding Cushin”, “Bent Square”… but this time, in a same way I give you Wavy Illusion. I think this one has the strongest effect. It is somehow impossible to beleive these lines are perfectly parallel, yet they are! The effect appears because of the little white sqares.

# Audi Illusion

By on April 15, 2006, with 21 Comments

Remember Audi’s commercial we posted week ago? It was called “Audi in Escher’s World” and you could stream the whole video if you wanted. These two pictures are from the same campaign, only this time it’s about posters. You can see how Audi recognised optical illusions as a quality material for their promotion!

# Rupees Illusion

By on April 15, 2006, with 62 Comments

There is a word hidden on this Rupee bill. It’s quite large and pretty obvious if you ask me, now that I know of it. Can you spot it? If not, try opening this post for explanation where it lyes, you’ll wonder how you didn’t notice it before… There’s also Illusion concerning 5 Canadian dollars inside this post.

And here’s the solution:

Another bill concerning optical illusion:

In 1954, the Bank of Canada issued a new bill with the engraving of Queen Elisabeth II on it. But then the bank started receiving complaints : people saw the face of the devil in the Queen’s hair, right behind her ear. I don’t think it’s very convincing, but the bank did: they destroyed all bills and reprinted them with a slightly changed version. Here you can see what was it all about. Not so impressive as the case with Rupees ;)

# Lines in The Street Illusion

By on April 15, 2006, with 52 Comments

Observe this! No, those lines weren’t done in Photoshop. The red lines are actually painted on the buildings themselves! If you don’t believe me, jump inside the post to see evidence I provided. It is massive version of famous “3D Painted Rooms” I posted earlier. This picture was taken in Place de l’Odeon, Paris. Looks like someone took a red marker and drew a couple of lines on the image below! It looks perfectly lined up only if you view it from one particular viewpoint.

Here’s how it was done: