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20 Optical Illusions That Might Break Your Mind

Viewer discretion advised! Do not scroll down unless your brain is made of steel and your nerves are Teflon. Some people simply cannot stand optical illusions.

The Warped Chair by Ibride

Source: Dezeen


Rubik’s tricky cube

Source: brusspup


A trippy non animated classic

Source: Internet


Waving beans

Based upon the work of A. Kitaoka


Optical illusion wallpaper

Source: Krycha182


Rotating snakes

Based upon the work of A. Kitaoka


Another trippy classic: Rollers

Source: A. Kitaoka


Anomalous motion illusion

Source: A. Kitaoka


A floating cube

Source: brusspup


An eye or a sink draining?

Source: Redditor Liammm


Which way is the wheel turning?

Source: foto-jennic.com


Peripheral vision turns stars into monsters

Source: mbthompson.com


Stare at the centre of the image for 20 seconds, then look up at someone’s face


Four circles. Caution: This might give you a headache


Cover the middle of the corridor and the animation speeds up; cover the sides and it slows down


One of our favourites


Animation is born on transparencies

Source: brusspup


This image won’t stop

Source: BuzzFeed


Do not smoke

Source: greeenpro2009


“Rotating” gears

Source: Constantin Shebzukhov


We know you’ve got some of your own. Link to your beloved eye candy in the comments!

Top picture: Harry Thompson/Evening Standard/Getty Images

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