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Stare at the image above for 10 to 20 seconds.

The entire image will fade away until it completely disappears.

This optical illusion is known as the Troxler effect (or Troxler fading).


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A short film featuring BMX star Kriss Kyle doing his thing on an indoor course of coup d’oeil set pieces that took six months to design and put together.



Two different groups of visitors to the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory near Melbourne equally gobsmacked by the nomtastic witchcraft of strobe lights playing on this rotating chocolate diorama.


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A kaleidoscopic interference pattern of concentric circles just loitering on the outskirts of Optical Illusionsville by UK artist and designer Simon C. Page.

Available to buy as a disorienting 40cm x 60cm print.


Against a white background, the Kishu Collection by Maya Selway appears to be a series of minimalist sketches of everyday items.

In fact, it’s a (just about) functional set of trompe l’oeil sculptural forms crafted from oxidized copper – each piece carefully weighted to help it balance.


(Hat tip: Aaron McAllorum)

This accidentally-discovered optical illusion makes you feel better about yourself by making the pretty people appear as caricatures of themselves.