Popcorn/Ice-Cream Optical Illusion

Apologizes for skipping Tuesday (illusion wise)! Something technical came up, which asked for immediate attention. No need to go into much detail, but it was an issue I believe had something to do with our bandwidth. Anyway, let me share these two posters to make up for it. When I first saw them, I remember they both managed to trick me. Now that some time has gone, I can’t recall what was their original intention. Dunno, were popcorns only intended to resemble a skull pile, or was it the other way around. Similar goes for the second photo. Be sure to share your opinion. Anyone knows what was this campaign for?


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80 Replies to “Popcorn/Ice-Cream Optical Illusion”

  1. no.1: popstuff looking like skulls. rate: **
    no.2: frozen cow stuff looking like explosion. rate: *****
    both very convincing
    don’t know what there from tho’…

  2. The 1st image (popcorn), I initially saw small-sized, on my iGoolge page.

    Even at that size, I thought it was a pile of skulls.

    The 2nd (mushroom cloud) – I don’t see nearly as clear as the first.

  3. these are both really amazing!! the second one took me a long time to see anything other than ice cream haha but again, these both blow my mind at how creative people can be!

  4. Campaign? Had to be something about the Holocaust and Hiroshima I betcha. I see skulls and an nuclear bomb. But that’s okay. I don’t like popcorn and, as a diabetic, I stay away from ice cream anyway.

  5. I can definitely see the illusions. I think the popcorn was meant to be like the skulls,or the popcorn is mixed with the skulls.

  6. I’d have to know what the small print says to know what the point is. Looks like they could just be an ad for an illusion show or site. Maybe they were created for an anti-obesity ad campaign, the point being that junk food kills. The thing is, popcorn is one of the least junky of the junk foods, and is often encouraged by nutritionists as a replacement for things like potato chips.

  7. FIRST! And i dont get the second one its dumb. the firs one is like that mirror optical illusion with the woman.

  8. Both of these look more like the actual, not the illusion.

    The images would be much more effective if the skulls were in an actual popcorn bucket and the explosion was on an actual ice cream cone.

    Just a helpful tip for all you aspiring optical illusionists out there!

  9. Nice images. It’s a shame you didn’t use the heading: “Skullpile / Explosion” or similar, because if you had, it would have taken me AGES to work out what I was looking at!

  10. lol I like the first one. The second one however just looks like a piece of popcorn to me for some reason. I’m trying to make out a skull but just can’t see it. hmm…

  11. hmmmmm i like it … but i also liked back in the day when it was alot more than just illusions… i liked the funky stuff he would ust ot make our minds think.. now it’s just pix of stuff… curses to whomever thought that thinking was not all it is cracked up to be… it is what it is…

  12. Wow, the popcorn looks insane! In all fairness I think there is at least one real skull, scaled to the same size as the popcorn. Look to the left of the text, halfway between the text and the edge. I’ve held skulls in my undergrad and I’m fairly sure this is one. I think the brain registers its presence and interprets the rest based on this info.

    As for the flame/explosion thing. I don’t see anything. It looks like cauliflower or icecream.

    1. 1. It is popcorn that looked like a pile of skulls.
      2. It is soda/cola/coke that is overflowing or fizzing too much.

  13. Very nice. They are both popcorn right? Popcorn that looks like skull pile and one kernel popping in oil that looks like atomic explosion. No icecream in sight. The wording makes me think it is for some sort of illusion as it says “seeing is not believing” with the word illusion in the cubes.

  14. Actually, the top one is an old WW2 propoganda from the Nazis looking for people to enroll in their “popcorn cooking school”.

    I hear it was quite successful.

  15. All of you who dont get it or dont see it are retarded. Yes that is a nuclear bomb blast. The small print says seeing is not believing. and The popcorn up top is photoshopped. the skulls were merged into popcorn. the person probably made a total of 4-5 and duplicated it.onto the top of a bowl of popcorn. cause there are obviously a few real popcorns in the picture. Plus they needed a background.

    i also think they kinda did the same thing with the nuclear bomb blast. just edited it a little but it could be the original picture.

  16. If you Google the “Seeing is not Believing” you will find a website that is a guy and a magic show. I would guess that these are posters made to advertise the show when he goes somewhere, they just don’t have an address of a show.

  17. both pictures r 4 a campaign of DEATH !.. 1st pic-[skulls](popcorn); 2nd pic-[mushroom cloud/explosion](ice-cream)

  18. I really like both of these. It’s hard to tell the difference between a pile of skulls and popcorn. That’s something that never crossed my mind before. lol and the ice cream certainly is clear but at first glance it def looks like a mushroom cloud!
    On another note, maybe they should change the iGoogle widget name from “Daily OP Illusion” to “Every so often Op Illusion.” If it’s called daily, it would be nice if it actually was daily….

  19. I like the second pic … looks like ice cream in a glass cup then secondly it looks like a nuclear explosion.

  20. I feel like eating it if it was popcorn but if it was skulls I would be freaked out and what is it. Popcorn or skulls?

  21. The other picture is basically the same as the first one because if it was food you would want to eat it but if it was the other meaning it would freak people out

  22. Nice. I ‘skipped’ yesterday too, commenting-wise. Lol.

    1st: I saw both the first second.
    2nd: I saw both the first second.

  23. The top one looks like blueberries, then popcorn, then skulls.

    The bottom one looks like ice cream, then a mushroom cloud, then popcorn on top of glass.

  24. The first picture I saw skulls!
    The second I saw not an ice cream! but a nuclear bomb that exploded! A mushroom figure!

  25. I didn’t see the popcorn at all, or the ice cream. Looks like a pile of skulls and a nuke to me. I’ll bet these ads were put out by those Food Police types who try to tell us that everything that tastes good will kill us. Kinda creepy and Orwellian to me.

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