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10 Impressive Optical Illusion Drawings That Break What You Think Is Real

Video: In every one of these side-by-sides from artist Howard Lee (and there are ten of them), one is the real object and the other is just a hyperrealistic drawing. Some of these drawings look so real that it’s hard to tell what’s art and what’s not. It’s especially great because after we get fooled, we get to see how the drawings get made.


This Colour Changing Cake Is Breaking My Brain

Video: I want my cake to be fluffy and delicious and always enough for seconds. Maybe it can be a little decorative and fun and hide a joke somewhere but what I’m not prepared for is a cake to wreck my brain before it pads my stomach. Take a look at this optical illusion, colour changing, shape shifting (it’s not shape shifting but with all the changes in colours, it makes me think that it is) cake. You spin it, and the zig zag of the design reveals a completely different colour!


Can You Tell The Difference Between What's Real And What's Not In These Amazing Illusions?

Video: It’s all about the perspective. Well, it’s also a little about how easily our eyes can be tricked. Here’s optical illusion expert BrussPup pulling the old perspective trick on us by making us think something is real when it’s not and making us believe something is fake when it’s actually the real object. It’s a fun video because he doubles down on the effect by zooming in on the photos up close. They still look totally 3D at that distance but they’re not.


This Painting Of An Egg Looks Like It Actually Cracks When An Artist Draws Over It

I can only accept two reasons as for how this drawing of an egg — yes, a drawing — looks like it actually cracks as an artist continues drawing: our eyes are pitiful things that cannot be trusted at all or the artist is a magician. There is no in between. This is expert level artistry that is very likely sorcery at work. Or the human eye can’t actually see a damn thing.


These Cards Look Like They're Floating On Their Own And Destroying Gravity

Video: Zach Mueller has mastered the art of cardistry and in doing so probably destroyed the laws of gravity. The Fontaine cards he’s using seem to have a mind of their own with special rules that don’t apply to other objects on this planet. It’s not so much that his hands are controlling the card but the card is controlling his hands. Cool trick!


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!


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