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19 Amazing Optical Illusions That Will Rack Your Brain

#9 made me dizzy.

The world is full of mind-boggling things that are quite difficult to explain. Sometimes, we see things and then realize in the end that what we’re seeing isn’t actually what we initially thought they were. Often, our eyes get deceived by stuff which ends up with our brains believing those things to be real.

This is how optical illusions work. These images trick the brain by creating a perception that does not actually match the real image. It makes clever use of colors, patterns, and depth to create stunning representations that will definitely leave anyone awestruck.

Check out these photos:
 

1. A head on collision…

You thought the car was going to crash into those pylons, didn’t you?

2. Dancing almonds

These almonds (don’t argue, they do look like almonds) seem to be having the time of their inanimate lives while dancing merrily. But the thing is, no part of this image is actually moving.

3. A giant and two cars

This seems to be a fairly common camera trick often used by tourists when they visit large landmarks such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Eiffel Tower.

4. Defying gravity

Actually, no. Gravity has nothing to do with this photo. What we’re looking at is an awesome photo of water reflection.

5. Guess who

Stare at the image and tell us who you see.

6. The checker shadow illusion

Would you believe that tiles A and B are of the same color? Apparently, the shadow cast by the cylinder make it look otherwise. Yep, we found it hard to believe, too.

7. Three cars

These cars, which appear small, medium, and large, are actually of the same size.

Don’t believe it? Here’s proof:

8. The growing heart

It might take a while but move your eyes across the image and the heart will look darker and appear larger.

9. Fast-moving circles

All the circles in this image are static. It’s not our fault if you think they’re moving in opposite directions.

10. Animal mirror images

Look closely at these mirror images of animal faces. Look very, very closely.

11. Gorgeous perspective.

We can’t decide if the man is inside the house or if he’s outside.

12. Not your ordinary squares.

Try to move your eyes around the image and see if the squares can keep still.

13. Just an innocent-looking dinosaur.

This dinosaur can’t seem to get its eyes off you…

14. The magic paint can.

Uh, what just happened?

15. Hey, where’s Alladin?

This perfectly-timed photo made the girl look like she’s on a floating magic carpet.

16. No fear of heights

This photo makes it look like this guy is dangerously perched on a cement block high up a building’s wall.

17. A strange-looking elephant

There seems to be something wrong with this elephant, but we are sure that it has four legs.

18. This reminds us of Willy Wonka.

We feel like an oompa-loompa will pop out of the image.

19. This clever magician

Made you look twice, didn’t he? Awesome levitation, dude.

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30 Profound Artworks That Depict The Harsh Realities Of Modern Society

Belgium-based artist Brecht Vandenbroucke produces some very thought-provoking illustrations.

It’s always amazing how art manages to convey profound messages in very simple ways. When done right, an illustration can make its spectators ponder or even motivate them to action.

I guess we can say that about the work of Brecht Vandenbroucke, an artist from Belgium, who has been gaining a lot of attention online as of late. His pieces are almost always satirical and they depict the dark, gloomy reality of living in our modern society. They’re thought-provoking and haunting at the same time!

Go scroll down below and see for yourself:

#1. The Human Race

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Russian Photoshop Master Creates Incredibly Surreal Images That Will Blow Your Mind

Incredible imagination and photoshop skills!

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With the increasing number of photo editing applications in our smartphones and computers, surely, most of us have tried experimenting with photo editing at some point in our lives. We may have simply wanted to enhance photos that we took during a lovely holiday, erase some blemishes on that almost perfect selfie, add a filter to an otherwise boring photo, or just fool some of our friends into thinking that we went to see the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Now there is this one Russian guy who took photo editing to the next level, or to next higher level of that next level, if ever there is one.

Meet Max Asabin, a Russian digital artist who creates breathtaking images using layers of different photos that seemed to flawlessly meld together. How he comes up with such magical images sounds incredibly simple: trim the edges of the foreground photos, add highlights and shadows, and then adjust lighting and overall color to make the image look realistic. Easier said than done, right?

Digital art has been his primary job for many years now. No wonder. His expertise shows in each image that he creates. He taught himself how to use Adobe Photoshop CS6 in 2007 and has been using it ever since. He posts his works on DeviantArt, where he currently has over 35,000 followers....

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The Mystery of South Australia’s 14,000-Foot Tall Marree Man

Who created this several miles long artwork in the middle of the desert?

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Back in 1998, a local pilot flying over South Australia’s isolated desert region got the surprise of his life when he looked down and spied a gigantic Aboriginal man holding a throwing stick, apparently out hunting.

The giant just happened to be a geoglyph – a large design created on the desert floor. It measured 4.2 kilometers tall and 28 kilometers at its perimeter, making it the largest single geoglyph in the world.

Just how large is it? It can be seen from the air above 3,000 feet!

Source: Ufologie

The humongous hunter is located 60 kilometers just west of the town of Marree, earning it the moniker, the Marree Man....

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