Optical Illusions

Oddly Delicious Looking Optical Illusion Food Makeup Series

When you tell someone they have food on their face you're usually just trying to be polite and help them from feeling foolish, but when you tell …

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The Porcupine’s Quill

<i>Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations</i> …

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An Iridescent Optical Illusion Brings This Furniture To Life

From the shelves of Forever 21 to the show floor of international design fairs, one trend has strong armed its way into our visual landscape over the past few years: iridescence. For good reason, too. These dazzling rainbow hues are an exciting antidote to the dour and restrained aesthetic that …

Furniture

This Optical Illusion Will Absolutely Blow Your Mind [PHOTO]

<i>By: Evan Jankens</i> <br>@kingofthekcThe first question I assume you are going to ask is why am I posting a photo of a naked man?If that was your first …

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This unique puzzle creates an incredible optical illusion

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>There are two types of people in this world: …

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This '80s Throwback Rubik's Cube-Styled Shelf Is An Optical Illusion Made To Display Books

A lot of iconic toys came out of the 1980s – from Transformers to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. However, none of them were as iconic or influential …

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Could This Optical Illusion Save Lives?

We know better than to play in traffic, but there's an eye-catching 3D zebra stripe crosswalk in the Icelandic fishing town of Ísafjörður that hopes …

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These Optical Illusion Rugs Make It Look Like Your Home Is Full Of Holes

The portable hole has always been one of my favorite cartoon gags, and as a kid I wished there was actually an ACME company out there selling …

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Cities Around the World Are Using Street Art to Trick Drivers Into Slowing Down

Art World<p>It's an optical illusion!<p>,<p>Who needs a speed bump when street art will do the trick? A number of cities around the around the world are using …

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This town in Iceland has a floating zebra crossing to slow down drivers

Of course, it’s not really floating, it’s an optical illusion. Painted on a road in the fishing town of Ísafjörður in Iceland, the crossing appears …

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An Optical Illusion? MTSI Undervalued?

Starting at the end of July, MTSI fell from highs of $65.99 to $39.67 in just over a month.<p>Macom currently trades at $40.22 and is a long way away …

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What Is Up With Gal Gadot's Arms In This Unintentional Optical Illusion?

<b>Gal Gadot</b> has some impressive abilities in <i>Wonder Woman</i>, but it seems like she could have some superhuman characteristics in real life too. A recent …

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Optical Illusion Road Markings in Iceland Trick Drivers Into Slowing Down

Hey! That's not a huge speed bump.<p>The authorities are done with asking you nicely to slow down. Now they're just going to trick you.<p>A town in Iceland painted this crosswalk illusion on its sidewalk to try to frighten drivers into paying attention and hitting the brakes. As cars approach, the paint …

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My Brain Hurts After Watching This Wild Staircase Optical Illusion About 20 Times (And I'm Still Confused)

Throughout the years, we've given you some hilarious (and confusing) <b>optical illusions</b>. And, upon looking at these things, there's a good chance that …

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Iceland Town Paints Ingenious 3D Optical Illusion Pedestrian Crossing In Order To Slow Down Traffic

The town of Ísafjörður in northern Iceland has taken a creative step to slow down traffic by painting a pedestrian crossing with bright white lines …

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Optical Illusion Tricks Iceland's Drivers Into Slowing Down

Hey! That's not a huge speed bump.<p>The authorities are done with asking you nicely to slow down. Now they're just going to trick you.<p>A town in Iceland painted this crosswalk illusion on its sidewalk to try to frighten drivers into paying attention and hitting the brakes. As cars approach, the paint …

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30 mind-boggling optical illusions that will drive you crazy

Although you may see a bunch of swirling circles, this image is actually completely still.<p>No, this isn't a GIF.<p>The image above was inspired by the …

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Genius idea behind optical illusion

While the 3D optical illusion of a crosswalk in Ísafjörður might seem like a bit of fun, it has actually been created as a way to shock drivers into …

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This Optical Illusion Makes Cars Slow Down for Pedestrians

A town in Iceland has figured out a way to get cars to actually slow down for people trying to cross the road: With an optical illusion.The way that …

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3D Zebra Stripe Crosswalk in Iceland Slows Traffic with Stunning Optical Illusion

The use of illusion in art is nothing new, but a small town in Iceland is using the effect to help with public safety and traffic issues. In the small fishing village of Ísafjörður, a 3D pedestrian crossing was painted last month in an effort to slow traffic on a narrow street. The eye-popping …

Photography

These optical illusion Star Wars lamps will take you to a galaxy far, far away

With the countdown ticking until the release of The Last Jedi on December 15, Star Wars products are flooding the Internet. But few top these awesome …

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This Trippy Eyeball Optical Illusion Makeup Tutorial Will Make You Dizzy For Days

Of all the creepy Halloween makeup tutorials on the internet, this one is officially a contender for the most mesmerizing. Beauty vlogger Roxi, aka Roxxsaurus, shared a tutorial for an optical illusion look that makes it seem as if she has four pairs of eyes, two noses, and two sets of lips. …

Makeup

Apparently, What You See First In This Optical Illusion Reveals A Lot About Your Relationship Status

If you believe in stuff like this, then optical illusions give a very distinct picture of the way you see things. And that helps others in …

Relationships

This Rug Is Designed To Create An Optical Illusion That Looks Like There's A Hole In The Floor

Scottish designer Scott Jarvie, has created the Void Rug, a 100% merino wool floor rug that when placed on the floor and viewed from a certain angle, …

McDonald’s Shares Optical Illusion Ad That Could Seriously Hurt Your Eyes

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Background image via McDonald’s UK<br>McDonald’s UK is having a little bit of fun teasing its fans on Facebook with a …

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McDonald’s tries to ruin our brains with an optical illusion

McDonald’s recently posted this optical illusion, which resulted in many people getting a headache worse than speed-chugging a …

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McDonald's Shares Optical Illusion With a Hidden Message on Facebook

My eyes hurt.<p>Whoa.<p>If you're staring at your phone or computer and your screen is less than a foot away from your face, you're going to want to back up immediately. [McDonald's](https://www.teenvogue.com/tag/mcdonalds) posted a now-deleted optical illusion on their United Kingdom Facebook page, and …

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Tile design uses optical illusion to slow people down

The floor entices visitors to look twice at the showroom of tile company Casa Ceramica<p>There’s just something fascinating about optical illusions in architecture, whether they’re eye-popping murals, clever cut-outs, or paste-on coverings. The British tile company Casa Ceramica created their own in a …

Design

Optical Illusion Makes It Look Like Floor is Sinking So People Stop Running in Hallway

At first glance, you might think that this floor looks too warped to cross safely. It looks like it’s sinking in on one side, but it’s actually perfectly flat. This award-winning wonky walkway can be found at the Casa Ceramica showroom in Manchester, England. The checkerboard design—which comprises …

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This Optical Illusion Floor Serves a Practical Purpose at Britain's Casa Ceramica

An optical illusion has been given a practical purpose in this mind-boggling floor at the headquarters of British tile company Casa Ceramica.<p>In …

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