20 Optical Illusions That Might Break Your Mind

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Viewer discretion advised! Do not scroll down unless your brain is made of steel and your nerves are Teflon. Some people simply cannot stand optical illusions. For the rest of you: Check out teh awesommmmmmmez.

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The Warped Chair by Ibride

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Rubik's tricky cube

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A trippy non animated classic

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Waving beans

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Optical illusion wallpaper

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Rotating snakes

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Another trippy classic: Rollers

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Anomalous motion illusion

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A floating cube

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An eye or a sink draining?

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Which way is the wheel turning?

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Peripheral vision turns stars into monsters

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Stare at the center of the image for 20 seconds, then look up at someone's face

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Four circles. Caution: This might give you a headache

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Cover the middle of the corridor and the animation speeds up; cover the sides and it slows down

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Our favorite optical trick from last year

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Animation is born on transparencies

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This image won't stop

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Do not smoke

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"Rotating" gears

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We know you've got some of your own. Post your beloved eye candy in the comments!

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DISCUSSION

pastaman44
pastaman44

I don't see the gears move, it's just a picture to me. And the Ferris wheel only ever moves clockwise when I look at it. Is it like the twirling ballerina? I've never been able to get that one to work, she always just spins the same way for me.