“Assumptions” by Richard Wiseman


Richard Wiseman’s viral clip Assumptions has been viewed more than 3 million times on YouTube, which immediately propelled him into #celebrity status. As a result of this success, Richard has been invited to create online content for various projects, including Derren Brown’s The Events, the launch of The Mentalist, and Transport For London’s campaign to promote road safety. As can be seen from this clip, Assumptions explore the power of perspective using a well known Ames Room effect.

  • Wilbur


    • James

      He’s got the YouTube channel “Quirkology”.

  • Fredrock

    Wow, that’s pretty cool.

  • z2d4th

    And a good camera focusing should be use on this kind of illusion.

  • Anonymous

    I love this video! I don’t get what the red ball is for, though.

  • John

    This is really the coolest Illusion I have seen in a long time!

  • sindy006681

    Omg this is so cool!

  • MalaclypseTheEldar

    I just saw this on Reddit, but it’s still cool.

  • Trey

    Neat stuff!

  • faber

    how can you talk about a video and not post a link to it?

  • It’s incredible how the human mind pulls tricks on itself. Making assumptions is actually built into our hardware. Interesting illusion.

  • bobo


    Go to youtube.com, put ‘assumptions’ into the search box, look at first result.


  • mary

    what am I supposed to be looking at??

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