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Have you seen this #Escher_inspired poster released by Etrade Australia recently? Titled Spot the opportunity, this poster was done by use of a tessellation technique. Tessellation is a process of creating a two-dimensional plane using the repetition of a geometric shape with no overlaps and no gaps. As we noted before, tessellations frequently appeared in the art of M. C. Escher, who was inspired by studying the Moorish use of symmetry in the Alhambra tiles during a visit in 1922. Here’s an assignment for you today: can you think of one natural tessellated structure? Perhaps bees and honey may serve as a quality hint ;D

  • L

    oh wow… i read “spot the bunny” the first time and i just spent about 20 minutes searching for the nonexistent bunny.

  • ASAB

    Oh WOW!!! Can’t seem to see anything else now!

  • Dave

    In addition to the honeycomb hinted at, Google produced snake skin and turtle shell as examples.

  • willie

    Bulls And Bears

  • illusionist

    Bull-Bearing haha…

    • Annie

      A stockmarket puzzle ! :D:D:D

  • Natalie

    Tessellations in nature:

    How about the hexagonal columns in Giant’s Causeway in Ireland?



    or the hexagonal columns of basalt at Svartifoss?


    Snake skin




    Tortoise shells


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  • Linda

    I saw the bears first then the buls

  • http://www.OOZandOZ.com Morph-O-Scopes

    ETrade’s message is clear to this voting American: Wall Street bulls and bears are locked in an eternal struggle.

  • Tulex

    I don’t get it. But it is kind of cool how it looks like they move when you scroll the page.

  • Tulex

    I should have said wheel scroll.

  • Annie

    The Causeway is real; my mother was born near it.

  • Deb

    Opportunity: Wall Street……Bulls and Bears.

  • Jackson

    First thing that comes to mind is a cactus skeleton. http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/cactus-skeleton-6910152.jpg

  • http://www.siol.net/novice/slovenija/2013/11/puncke_iz_cunj.aspx kolumnist

    Hi there!

    This is a good writing "Spot The Opportunity" Illusion Poster | Mighty Optical Illusions. It seems online publishing had far surpassed print news. Even proffesional journalists can’t make it up to what the web writers can provide in terms of informativeness, and conciseness such as on http://www.siol.net. Reading world affairs online has completely replaced newspaper news for me.

    Andrew Izaquirre