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By on May 9, 2006, with 19 Comments

It’s hard to imagine these two tables have exactly the same shape of their tops. You don’t believe me? Simply print this image, cut the first top with your scisors, and then place it above other table’s top and you’ll see they align perfectly. This magic trick can also be proven with Photoshop.

  • Katherine

    Damn………that’s tight.

  • Emrikol

    Wow, I was sure that it was some weird monitor-aspect-ratio-trick thing, but I got a ruler out, and measured it, on the monitor, and they’re the same (within 1/16th of an inch)

  • sal

    You have an amazing collection of optical illusions :)

  • evan

    great blog!

  • Tahmena

    Wow i printe dit and it actually came out right, i love all the pictures you’ve placed on your website it makes you think what is real out there and i love the way it really plays with your mind.

  • LBC

    impossible but true

  • Hai

    i have to go with LCB on this one

  • woah!

    i was like… no way… and then i was like… woah!

  • MMM

    I believe that’s true but i still can’t print!

  • VGM10000

    woah taht’s the freakiest illusion ive yet to have seen… love the site, by the way

  • Eva

    wow thats so weird…
    but true!

  • Jack

    friggin A!! lol thts weird

  • paul

    Well bugger me.

  • m4rek

    Just WOW… I can usually see right through this sort of illusion, but this one has me beat. I can’t believe it…

    I can just barely see it if I start covering the legs, but it still looks as if they’re different.

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  • justsayin

    i measured it with a cig i had next to me and its right on

  • cindy

    sweet awesome :)

  • J. Pomerantz

    It would be considerate of you to credit the people whose hard work you copy here on this site. In this instance, the person is Roger Shepard of Stanford University, who first published this illusion in 1981 in his chapter in the book, “Perceptual Organization.”

  • c0rkie

    Can’t believe this little gem has not been commented n in nearly 2 years…
    What other gems does the internet hold I wonder??
    Great collection BTW
    Class certainly stands the tests of time |)