Nuff Atas

11 Disember 2010


NOTE: Please use caution if you are prone to queasiness or other problems with illusions. Also note: some of the images are animated, or appear to be moving.

1. Broken Dish

Stare at the lobster's eyes long enough, and the dish will seem to repair itself.

2. Circle Stairs

Where does this staircase begin? Where does it end?

3. Blue Glow

Move your head around this image. The blue and green color fields will appear to move and change size.

4. Spin Me Round

Although this image is not animated, the tessellated tiles will appear to spin if you stare at them long enough.

5. Colored Spots

If you stare at the dot in the center, the colored spots around the edges will fade into the grey background and disappear.

6. Chess Pieces

Here's another example of the power of contrast. Amazingly, the chess pieces on the top and bottom are the exact same color.
Don't believe us? See the pawns against a neutral background

7. Pencils

How many pencils can you see here? What's going on?

8. Night Sky

Stare at the moon long enough, and the stars should begin to fade away. How many can you get to disappear?

9. Helicopters

Can you tell which of these lines is longer? Test them with a ruler or a piece of paper. You may be surprised.

10. Colorful Spiral

Count how many colors you see here. Most people see four: green, blue, and two shades of a pinkish color. How many colors are there really?

Answer: Colorful Spiral

Answer: With the pinkish colors removed, we can see that the "green" and "blue" shades are actually the same color! The previous image has only three colors, not four. 

11. Phantom Square

As the small circles intersect with the large ones, we seem to see the outlines of a growing and shrinking square. But there is no "square". Your brain is trying to visualize in terms of solid shapes, and fills in the blanks.