Wavy Circles Optical Illusion

Posted By Ben Goulding, 30 March, 2010 | permalink


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Look at these two wavy circles. Did I say wavy? Take a look.

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Needle Through Balloon Trick Revealed

Posted By Ben Goulding, 29 March, 2010 | permalink


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Ever seen the needle through a balloon trick and wondered how it’s done? Well, the needle actually does go all the way through the balloon. Watch the video to see how it’s done.

Via Bits and Pieces

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Color Changing Cylinders Optical Illusion

Posted By Ben Goulding, 15 March, 2010 | permalink


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This ’shady’ optical illusion was created by YouTube user, greeenpro2009. Watch how the cylinder changes color as it moves along the page. No camera tricks were used in the video.

Why does my brain want to trick me like this?

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How Long Can You Hold Your Breath? (WFOTD)

Posted By Ben Goulding, 9 March, 2010 | permalink

How long can you hold your breath? Well, the average person can hold their breath for around 1 minute, however there is one man who defies human lung capacity, and that is David Merlini.

David Merlini, 31, is an escape artist from Budapest who has broken several World Records for holding his breath while underwater. For his latest World Record, Merlini held his breath for 21 minutes and 29 seconds underwater at the starting line of the Sakhir Circuit at the 2009 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix.

So how can you hold your breath for longer? Well it all comes down to health and practice. A slower heart rate consumes less oxygen, a healthy body uses oxygen more efficiently and practice can increase your lung capacity. All of these combined can help increase how long you can hold your breath for, just in case you ever needed to do such a thing. I’m feeling breathless just writing about this.

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Mind Blowing Card Trick

Posted By Ben Goulding, 9 March, 2010 | permalink


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This is my favorite card trick of all time. Don’t worry if you’ve already seen it, because it will probably blow your mind even watching it a second time. It’s called “Jumping Gemini” and in this video it’s performed by the incredible Roy Raphaeli. Enjoy.

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Tunnel Vision Illusion

Posted By Ben Goulding, 9 March, 2010 | permalink


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Watch what happens when you get closer and farther away from this drawing. Viewing in full screen is better, but be careful not to bang your head!

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Weird Tropical Beach Illusion

Posted By Ben Goulding, 18 February, 2010 | permalink


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Stare at the black dot. When the picture changes to full color, look at another part of the picture and see what happens!

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Einstein Is Following Me! [3D Illusion]

Posted By Ben Goulding, 18 February, 2010 | permalink


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This is a neat illusion I stumbled upon, in which Einstein’s face follows you wherever you move. Don’t they have one of those with the Wicked Witch’s face in Disney Land? I have no idea how it works, but it’s pretty freaky.

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64=65?

Posted By Ben Goulding, 17 February, 2010 | permalink

64-equals-65

My brain is frazzled…

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Impossible 3D Box Optical Illusion

Posted By Ben Goulding, 4 November, 2009 | permalink


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In this optical illusion, our eyes and minds are fooled by a 3D box, which turns out to be something completely different.

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Strange City Block Optical Illusion

Posted By Ben Goulding, 27 October, 2009 | permalink


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These city block lines really mess with your mind.

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Ever Dream This Man?

Posted By Ben Goulding, 14 October, 2009 | permalink

this man dream

In January 2006 in New York, the patient of a well-known psychiatrist draws the face of a man that has been repeatedly appearing in her dreams. In more than one occasion that man has given her advice on her private life. The woman swears she has never met the man in her life.

That portrait lies forgotten on the psychiatrist’s desk for a few days until one day another patient recognizes that face and says that the man has often visited him in his dreams. He also claims he has never seen that man in his waking life.

The psychiatrist decides to send the portrait to some of his colleagues that have patients with recurrent dreams. Within a few months, four patients recognize the man as a frequent presence in their own dreams. All the patients refer to him as THIS MAN.

Have you ever dreamt of this man? If not, after reading this you probably will…

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Diagonal Line Perception Illusion

Posted By Ben Goulding, 13 October, 2009 | permalink


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Here’s an example of how space can cause problems with our eyes and brains. Damn you space … and brain!

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Shady Optical Illusion

Posted By Ben Goulding, 7 October, 2009 | permalink

Watch what happens to these 4 shades of blue when a pencil is placed in between each shade.


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Chop Cup Illusion

Posted By Ben Goulding, 6 October, 2009 | permalink


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The classic shell game with a twist. You might need to watch it twice!

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Incredible Cube Illusion. Was Your Mind Tricked?

Posted By Ben Goulding, 24 September, 2009 | permalink

Take a look at this mind-boggling video by Greenpro2009, in which a cube that is drawn on a piece of vinyl comes alive through crazy camera skills and trick of the mind.


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This is how Greenpro did it:

“I set up my camera and looked at the lcd to get the dimensions right so it looked like a cube on video…made it on the back of a leftover piece of vinyl flooring (drew it out, painted two of the sides of the cube white and the front side light gray). Then, I just painted the rest of it blue.

The key was using the camera view as the guide for the dimensions of the cube. As you can see. It looks nothing like a cube when seen from straight above.”

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Did You See It?

Posted By Ben Goulding, 10 September, 2009 | permalink


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Previously, I told you that Derren Brown would aim to predict the lottery numbers on 09/09/09, and guess what, he did it! Derren correctly predicted the winning lottery balls 2, 11, 23, 28, 35 and 39.

He will reveal how he did it tonight at 9pm on Channel 4 (UK). In the meantime though, does anyone have any theories? I’m totally dumbfounded at the moment.

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Derren Brown Will Predict The National Lottery Numbers Live On TV Before The Draw Takes Place

Posted By Ben Goulding, 8 September, 2009 | permalink

English magician and illusionist Derren Brown will aim to predict the results of the UK national lottery draw tomorrow night (09/09/09), live on television before the draw is made.


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Now, I’ve seen some of the stuff Derren has done, and it’s quite spectacular, but this is just crazy. How can he possibly predict the lottery numbers? There’s a one in 14 million chance of choosing the money balls!

I personally can’t wait to see this. It will either be a huge success, or he’ll look like a complete fool on television and his career will probably be ruined. Live on Channel 4 (UK), tomorrow night at 10.35pm, make sure you catch it.

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