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By on July 11, 2015, with 0 Comments  

A zoo trip is usually in our schedule every summer. The kids love it, and it’s just a great family outing. Our local zoo is pretty good about keeping up the exhibits and adding fun new things every summer. We’ve had the chance to see some pretty interesting and unique animals in all of our visits.

However, we’ve never had the pleasure of seeing a giraffe with a neck quite this long!

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We all know that giraffes have pretty long necks, but wow! I’ve never seen one with a neck this long!

Of course, we know that this is impossible, and it’s just a giraffe illusion. It’s actually two giraffes in the picture. One of the giraffes is leaning over with its head obscured behind the large rock, and the other giraffe’s body is hidden behind the large rock. The resulting giraffe illusion makes it look like it one animal with an insanely long neck, since parts of both animals are hidden.

I’d say that this is a pretty great giraffe illusion! It was perfectly timed, but it makes me wonder if the shot was taken on purpose or if it was just a lucky shot! What do you think?

If you liked this giraffe illusion, you might also like this shadow camel illusion!

By on July 10, 2015, with 1 Comment  

Ooh la la! I have a fun illusion for you guys today! If this were the 19th century, it could even be considered a little naughty! Lucky for us, though, we’re in the 21st century, and .it’s just a fun shadow illusion…

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When I first saw this image as a thumbnail, I didn’t quite catch on that it was a shadow illusion, or any other illusion at all, for that matter. In fact, I almost skipped right over it. I just thought it was a nice set of gams in some fishnet stockings. With the image full size, though, I finally saw that the fishnet stockings weren’t stockings at all, but a shadow on the legs.

We can see what looks like a patio chair in the background of this image, so I would image that the fishnet stocking shadow illusion is from the sun shining through the grated top of an outdoor patio table. All that was really required was a lady with pretty legs and some proper positioning; Mother Nature really did the rest. I actually have a table similar to this, and it really makes me want to try to recreate this shot! Now I just need to find a lady with pretty legs….

What did you think about this shadow illusion? If you liked it, you might also like this shadow with eyes illusion or this shadow square illusion!

By on July 9, 2015, with 6 Comments  

I love me a good hidden word illusion! So much so that I tried my hand at making my own hidden word illusion the other day. I have to warn you – it’s a masterpiece, and it might make you a little jealous! It’s a pretty simple one, but it was still pretty fun to make!

So can you spot the hidden word in this spectacular piece of puppy art?Untitled

Hey, don’t laugh at my puppy picture. It may be rudimentary, but there is a hidden word in this dog picture; I swear! Don’t try looking for the hidden word illusion too hard, though. It’s really not all that difficult and it should jump right out at you in a moment.

If you still can’t see the hidden word in this drawing, try thinking about what it’s a drawing of. Does that help? Do you see the hidden word now?

Okay, for all of you that just can’t see the hidden word in this drawing at all, keep scrolling for the solution…

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Woof! That’s right – the hidden word in this image was actually right in front of you the whole time, in more ways than one! It’s a drawing of a dog, and the hidden word is actually “dog”. Not overly creative or difficult, but still interesting enough to be fun. Well, I hope so anyway…

Do you like hidden word illusions? Try taking a crack at finding the hidden words in this dining room!

 

By on July 8, 2015, with 1 Comment  

I’ve got tons to do today, so I’m putting up  a simple and fun photo illusion for you guys this morning.

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These young men in this photo illusion look like they’re in a bit of danger, no? Two of them are perched on a very narrow ledge and a third is hanging from aforementioned narrow ledge by one hand. Fortunately, one of his friends standing on the ledge in this photo illusion is nice enough to give his buddy a helping hand. Phew! I hope everything turns out okay; I’m on the edge of my seat here!

Okay, so I know that this photo illusion won’t fool you guys. We’ve seen enough of these sideways photo illusions by now to recognize tat no one is in danger here. The two guys on the top aren’t standing at all, rather they’re laying in the road with their feet resting on the curb. The third guy in this photo illusion also isn’t hanging onto a ledge, but he’s laying on the sidewalk with his hand on the curb. The image is just turned sideways and we’re viewing it from a different angle.

Did you like this sideways photo illusion? You might also like this photo illusion, which is very similar!

By on July 7, 2015, with 0 Comments  

Cities and towns across the country were lighting off fireworks on Saturday night to celebrate this country’s independence. It’s not uncommon for people to not only try to take pictures of firework on the Fourth of July, but also get some beautiful shots. Sometimes, they even get really lucky and come up with a photo like this amazing fireworks illusion…

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This fireworks illusion shot was taken in Devil’s Lake, North Dakota on July 4th, 2015 during the Independence Day fireworks show by amateur photographer Mitch Axness.

I’d call this fireworks illusion photo a mix of honed photography skills, good timing, and plain dumb luck! Obviously, the photographer who took the picture of this fireworks illusion knew what he was doing; the photo is crisp and clear and just plain beautiful, even without the lightning.

However, to capture what looks like a bolt of lightning coming down from the sky and exploding into a firework doesn’t happen every day. Not only did he happen to take the picture at just the right time, the lightning also hit at just the right place. It’s perfectly positioned in this photo, either in front of or behind the fireworks explosion. The result is a fireworks illusion that’s simply stunning!

Some people also say that they can see a face in the clouds as well. I’ve read that they thought it was God or Mother Nature. I guess I can see the face in the clouds, but only because they were pointed out to me. I never would have noticed it on my own.

What did you think of this fireworks illusion? If you loved perfectly timed photographs, make sure you check out this ant battling a helicopter on a cup!

By on July 6, 2015, with 1 Comment  

Good morning and welcome to a new week! Since it’s Monday after a a holiday weekend, most of us are gearing up to go back to work and get back into the daily grind. To give your brains a little jump start, I thought an illusion that makes you think a little would be in order.

I rounded up this interesting hidden word dining room illusion to help you do just that! Since it’s the beginning of the week and your brain is probably still a little fuzzy, I’ll give you a hint and tell you that there’s a hidden word in this image.

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Now, this room illusion looks just like a normal drawing of a fancy dining room when you first glance at it. You can easily make out a table, chairs, a chandelier, windows, and curtains. However, this dining room is made from something special. Take a closer look.

The first thing about this dining room illusion that popped out at me was hidden word on the table top. Or should I say hidden words? Because this entire room is created with words. The word “TABLE” is written over and over gain on the top. Now look at the wall to the left of the table; it has the hidden word “WALL” written on it over and over again. In fact, everything in this dining room illusion drawing has the name of the objects written all over them. More specifically, this drawing is made from nothing but hidden words! Besides the table and the wall, here are the ones I can see:

  • The frame around the artwork is made from the hidden word “BORDER”.
  • The French doors in the back of the room are covered with the hidden word “DOOR”.
  • The curtains are covered with the hidden word “CURTAIN”.
  • The border around the ceiling is covered with the hidden word “STUCCO”.
  • The chair is made from the word “CHAIR”, but the legs of the chair are made with the word “LEG”.
  • The baseboard near the floor at the very bottom of the room is covered with the word “EDGING”.

You may have to zoom in or click on the image to view it in full size to see some of these hidden words. It was even a little difficult for me to see some of the hidden word on the other objects. I originally thought the artwork in the room was a painting, and I expected it to be covered with the same word, but after zooming in, I discovered that it was a tapestry instead. I’d be really interested in knowing if the chandelier is covered with the same word, but one tends to lose a little quality when you zoom in too much.

Are you a fan of hidden word illusions? See if you can find the hidden word in this illusion!

By on July 5, 2015, with 1 Comment  

Have you ever seen something that just makes you go…”huh??” Of course you have and you probably love it, otherwise you wouldn’t be here. Well, I ran across something the other day that made me do just that.

It took me a moment to figure out what was wrong with today’s photo illusion. It actually isn’t that difficult to spot, though, and when you do see it, it’ll blow your mind a little.

So, can you see what’s wrong with this photo illusion right away?

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If you still can’t see it, I’ll give you a hint—take a good look at her hand in this photo illusion. Or should I say her foot? Or both?

In this photo illusion, it looks like she doesn’t have a hand at all. Instead, it looks like her arm ends in a foot. Definitely weird! Of course, this is a photo illusion and we know that things aren’t always what they seem. This photo illusion is just a product of good timing and positioning. It looks like this woman is simply reaching down toward her foot, and the skin of her arm and hand blends in with the skin on her ankle and foot. The result is a interesting photo illusion of a lady with a foot-hand. So, I guess we could call this the foot-hand photo illusion…?

Don’t forget to rate this foot-hand photo illusion below! If you liked this illusion, you might also want to take a peek at this horse mouth photo illusion!

 

By on July 4, 2015, with 0 Comments  

Happy Independence Day to all of our friends in the United States! We’re all gearing up to start celebrating with hot dogs and fireworks tonight over here, so I figured that a fun patriotic Statue of Liberty optical illusion was in order.

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First, I have to give credit where credit is due. This Statue of Liberty optical illusion is the creation of Flickr user Dimka. He has lots of other stereograms as well, so you might wanna take a moment to check him out!

Now, onto the illusion…

If you cant’s see what’s special about this Statue of Liberty optical illusion, you might need a refresher on how to see stereograms. There are actually a few different ways to see the hidden image in a stereogram.

  • Hold your face close to the image and slowly back away or move the image away. Keep focusing on the stereogram until a 3D image pops into view.
  • Unfocus or relax your eyes while staring at the stereogram. Do it until the image doubles then becomes very blurry. This is actually the method that works best for me, and I can see some stereogram illusions within seconds with this method.
  • Look through the image. If it helps, you can focus on an image a few feet away from you then slowly move the stereogram in front of the object while still focusing on the spot a few feet away.

Are you able to see the 3D effect in this Statue of Liberty optical illusion now? I’ll give you a hint—one of the statues pops out of the picture! There’s also another patriotic element that pops out at you. Can you see it?

If you’re celebrating the Fourth of July today and you loved this Statue of Liberty optical illusion, you might also like this fun American Flag optical illusion!