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This Awesome Optical Illusion Will Twist Your Brain Into Knots

Kokichi Sugihara loves to screw up human perception. He is the master of 3D optical illusions, designing solid three-dimensional models that do impossible things. This house is his latest creation, presented a few days ago at the European Conference on Visual Perception in Sardinia, Italy.


Gizmodo's Christmas Reading List

Christmas break is a time for video games and snoozing. But it’s also a good time to get some reading done, or at least pretend like you’re going to read all the books on those end-of-year lists. Here’s what the Gizmodo staff is reading:


Huge Shark Tank Breaks Inside Chinese Mall, 15 People Injured

Remember that fake image of a flooded shopping mall with sharks swimming everywhere? Well, this one is not a fake. It happened for real in China, where a 33-tonne shark tank shattered into a thousand pieces in a shopping centre in Shanghai. There are several injured people, but nobody’s dead.


Gift Guide: 21 Awesome And Rare Gifts You'll Never Find At The Shops

You know the face. That obviously-disappointed-but-smiling-to-be-polite face that people make every time they open a present from you. Time to step up your game and start giving gifts that people actually want. Our friends at Oobject have assembled 21 of the most incredible, sock-rocking vintage gifts that you can buy.


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