illusions

How Optical Illusions Trick Your Mind

An amazing animated infographic of how optical illusions work.

Fossil Map of Alaska and the Yukon

I'm not Alaskan or Yukonese (but I love this).

Fossil Map of Alaska and the Yukon

And a little Russia. Russia is everywhere. Anyway, Ray Troll rulez (click to enlarge).

The Moonwalk Scroll

Just click, scroll down and moonwalk. It's that simple.

The Moonwalk Scroll

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Are You Part of the 75% That Can Hear This GIF?

Can you hear anything while viewing this GIF? I think I can. Kind of...

Are You Part of the 75% That Can Hear This GIF?

The first GIF ever that made me hear a sound. Can you hear it too? According to this informal survey, people who view this animated GIF tend to fill in the missing audio part, with their brain providing the repetitive thudding noise of the impact. Dr. Lisa DeBruine of the University of Glasgow's Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology - the person...

Even Google’s Image Recognition API Thought This Photo is of a Concert Crowd

Now, do you recognize what this is? No, it's not Tomorrowland or a gigantic rock concert. No, not even close. The photo above was taken by @micah.b.horn and it actually shows several industrial cotton harvesting machines doing a night shift. If you thought you're seeing a concert crowd too, don’t feel too bad. After the photo went viral  on reddit, a programmer had a brilliant idea...

Amazing ‘Slo-Mo’ Guitar String Vibrations Captured From Inside Guitar

Actually, this isn't fake. But it takes an iPhone for guitar strings to oscillate like that.

Amazing ‘Slo-Mo’ Guitar String Vibrations Captured From Inside Guitar

Kyle Jones - a motion graphics designer and animator - just happened upon this trick when testing what it could be like filming from inside his guitar. The effect is due to the rolling shutter, whereby the iPhone's CMOS sensor captures images by scanning one line of the frame at a time. If anything is moving fast, then it will be...
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