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By on January 14, 2016, with 9 Comments  

I have an interesting brain taser for you this morning. It’s not a hard brain teaser at all. In fact, it shouldn’t take you long to figure this one out at all.

how many holes brain teaser

Well, there you have it—a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, it’s actually worth seven, but you get my drift.

Were you able to figure out this simple puzzle? Or wasn’t it as simple as you thought?

Want another puzzle to solve? Head over and see if you can figure out this matchstick math brain teaser!

By on January 13, 2016, with 0 Comments  

Rob Gonsalves is a Canadian painter who has created numerous paintings that fall into the magic realism genre. I don’t know how the heck this guy does it! His work is amazing, and we’ve featured it on Mighty Optical Illusions before. I keep ending up back at his paintings, though. I guess I’m just drawn to this guy.

I found a Rob Gonsalves painting this morning that I don’t think has been posted on Mighty Optical illusions before. If it has, well then I apologize for the repeat, but it’s still a pretty awesome illusion painting!

rob gonsalves surreal painting

Maybe I’m just drawn to this Rob Gonsalves painting because of the chess theme. I’ve played chess since I was in third grade. I’m not very good at it, but it’s still one of my favorite games. I taught my own kids to play chess at a very young age, and they played with their grandfather before he passed away. Maybe that’s why this particular painting tugs at my heartstrings.

Want to see more Rob Gonsalves paintings? Head over and check out this nice little collection of Gonsalves paintings and see why I’m a little obsessed!

By on January 12, 2016, with 0 Comments  

The human brain is a wonderful and amazing thing. It processes copious amounts of information in seconds, and it helps make sense of the world around us. When the brain sees something that it doesn’t understand, it works hard to fill in the gaps to make sense of it. This sphere optical illusion is a perfect example of that…

Virtual sphere optical illusion

You probably see a sphere in the picture above, right? Look a little harder, though, and you can see that there really is no sphere. This sphere optical illusion is nothing more than a series of carefully shaped and placed triangles. They’re arranged in such a way that it looks like there’s a sphere, or ball in the middle, because out brain likes order and familiarity and it has a hard time processing a group of random triangles. The sphere is a more familiar shape, which is why most of us will see that instead.

What did you think of this sphere illusion? Love it or hate it, make sure you take a second to rate it with the stars below!

Want to see another cool sphere illusion? Check out this floating sphere optical illusion!

By on January 11, 2016, with 0 Comments  

As I sit here and stare at the blanket of snow outside my windows, I can’t help but think that we need a snow optical illusion. Now, some of you probably don’t have any snow still, and to you I say PBSSST! I know, I know. I have such a way with words sometimes.

Even so, I’ll still share the snow optical illusion with you. See? I’m a nice guy like that!

snow optical illusion

During a nice day of sledding, it looks like these two decided to have a little fun. The man looks like he’s balancing on the woman’s foot, which would certainly make him teeny tiny! But, in reality, you’ve probably already figured out that this snow illusion is nothing more than a little clever photography.

Once again, it’s all about perspective. The tiny little man is actually normal size, but standing in the background on the hill. This position he’s standing in just makes it look like he’s standing and balancing on the feet of the woman, who happens to be in the foreground.

If you liked this snow illusion, be sure to give it a good rating with the stars below!

Like this snow optical illusion? Check out this waterfall forced perspective illusion for another awesome image!

By on January 10, 2016, with 0 Comments  

I haven’t posted a shadow illusion lately, have I? Shadow illusions are some of my favorite optical illusions. They’re so simple, but still so striking!

This simple shadow optical illusion is enough to really make you think, or at least do a double take…

pol-ubeda-hervas-illusion-shadow-photography

Is it an invisible man? Would an invisible man even cast a shadow? I’d say this is a pretty creepy shadow optical illusion. There’s just something a little disconcerting about an empty pair of shoes casting a shadow.

It’s most likely Photoshopped, though. Otherwise, where’s the person who’s actually casting the shadow? What do you think? How was this shadow illusion created?

If you like this illusion, be sure to give it a good rating below! Your ratings help determine which illusions get posted each day.

If you liked this shadow illusion, head over and check out this panty hose shadow optical illusion!

By on January 9, 2016, with 0 Comments  

I have quite a fun perfectly timed photo illusion for you this morning. It’s a giraffe illusion that will definitely make you look twice!

giraffe illusion perfectly timed photo

In this giraffe illusion, it looks as though the long necked animal has its nose and mouth right next to a plane flying in. It almost looks like the giraffe is getting ready to take a bite out of the plane. Or, at the very least nosing it a bit. But, which one looks disproportionate to you? Does the giraffe look enormous or does the plane look tiny?

If you liked this giraffe illusion, head over and check out this flying man optical illusion!

By on January 8, 2016, with 0 Comments  

Is it Friday yet? Oh, yes it is… For some of you, that means the end of a long work week and the start of two days of rest, relaxation and fun! For the rest of us? Well, we don’t wanna talk about it. As I was poking around in my collection, I ran across an elephant optical illusion and figured that Friday is a good day for an elephant. There’s no logical reasoning behind my thought process today, so here’s your elephant…

elephant optical illusion

Of course, as with most illusions on this site, there’s more to this elephant optical illusion than meets the eye. In fact, some of you may not even have seen the elephant at first. Some of you may have seen the village. The space between the elephant’s legs and trunk are actually huts. Take a look at the birds too. The birds on the left side of the image make up the elephant’s ear and eye, while the birds at the top of the image make the curve of the elephant’s back.

I love these multiple meaning optical illusions, and this is a pretty good one! If you agree, be sure to give it a good rating with the stars below!

If you liked this elephant optical illusion, you might want to head over and check out this cow optical illusion!

By on January 7, 2016, with 1 Comment  

This morning’s illusion was sent in by a reader, and it’s a pretty neat photo illusion! At first I didn’t get it and I had to look at it for a bit. But, my slow little brain finally did catch on.

Check out this interesting photo illusion of a lady in her garden…

photo illusion

If you’re having trouble seeing the illusion here, take a look at the message that Bernard sent with this photo illusion…

Pretty ordinary snap of a lady in her garden?

Look at the house and trees, plus the unusual hen houses. Still unusual?

It’s all in how you look at it! The lady must be standing on a hill, and the fence must be leaning in toward her garden. You can see the house, hen houses, and the trees in the background are all at an angle. The camera was just positioned so it was level to the ground.

If you liked this photo illusion, be sure to check out this funky leaning house illusion!