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These DIY Illusions Will Leave Your Friends Dumbstruck

This YouTube channel proves the art of the parlour trick is alive and well. Brusspup has reeled in almost two million subscribers with optical illusion how-tos and science experiments. Here are a few you can try this weekend.


10 Cool Tricks And Illusions You Can Do With Liquids

You can do so much with just water and other liquids. Like glycerin can make bottles disappear, water can start fires, honey does a good job at real life slow motion, a glass of water can reverse arrow signs and so forth. Brusspup, the YouTube illusionist extraordinaire, shows us 10 fun things you can do with liquids — and some of them will make you question the secret powers of water.


Creepy Body Painting Makes It Look Like You Can See The Guts And Bones Of A Hand

Video: It starts off a little cartoonish but then it quickly turns creepy and almost squeamish as the hand starts to legitimately look like it’s been sliced to expose the blood, guts and bones. Luckily, for us and for Natalie Nakles, the artist who did this, it’s only the work of markers, pens and clever camera angles. Your brain knows that it’s fake but your eyeballs do a helluva job trying to convince yourself that it’s real.


These Super Fun Illusions Really Messes With Your Perspective

You really can’t trust your eyeballs. Watch as freerunners Jason Paul and Pasha Petkuns use illusions and perfect camera angles to screw with our perspectives as they slide down bananas, live in an upside down world, become giants and tiny humans, and do a lot more mind trippy stuff. It’s really fun.


Which Of These Leaves Are Not Actually Real?

Video: Super-photorealistic drawings are always fun to see because they tickle your brain into thinking things that you know are fake could possibly maybe be real because they just look so similar. Here’s a drawing from Dino Tomic showing a leaf drawing with a pile of other leaves. It’s hard to tell which one is fake!


Mind-Boggling Body Painter Makes It Look Like She's Reattaching Her Head

Video: Hikaru Cho is an amazing body painter who bends reality and breaks eyeballs with her art. Here’s an old favourite where she essentially makes her neck disappear and creates a floating head only to re-attach it later. It’s done completely through body paint with no Photoshopping whatsoever.


Simple GIF Vision Test Shows How Good Your Eyesight Is

Do you see Albert Einstein or Marilyn Monroe? If you see Einstein, that means your vision is good! If you see Marilyn Monroe, your eyes need some help. In the GIF above, you should see both as it zooms in. When the image is further away and smaller, you’ll see Marilyn. As it comes closer, you’ll see Einstein. The quicker you see him, the better your eyesight.


Oculus Used These Optical Illusions To Prove Everything We Know Is Wrong

Virtual reality isn’t ready yet. Oh, it’s damn good — but it can’t quite fully convince you that you are someplace you’re not. How sure are you of the “real world”, anyhow? Today, Oculus guru Michael Abrash used these kickass optical illusions to show how fake our reality can be.


Some People See This Dress As White And Gold While Others See Black And Blue

This image is circulating around the internet right now, and it shows a picture of a dress that is so very clearly white and gold to me. But’s black and blue to so many other people. It’s black and blue to Google Image Search. Photoshop’s eyedropper tool says it’s black and blue. But I only see white and gold.


I Love These Optical Illusions That Appear To Move

I never get tired of Brusspup’s Amazing Animated Optical Illusions series because I love making my eyes feel dumb and in turn making myself feel even dumber. It’s always good to humble yourself with optical illusions. Especially optical illusions that seem to be animated to move but are actually just well designed images.


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