Amazing Optical Illusions To Prove You Should Not Always Believe What You See



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Which way is the train going?

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Look at it long enough or blink your eyes, you will find you answer will change. This is also called the “wagon-wheel effect”. (source)

Physicist Albert Einstein or Marilyn Monroe? Well, it depends on

  1. how good is your eyesight?
  2. how far are your eyes to the picture?

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3D painting

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Rotating snakes

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These circular “snakes” appear to rotate spontaneously. They are not animated, but human brains think they are moving due to the geometrical shapes, colors, and brightness. Here are more…

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Are the dots changing color and orbiting the center? If you only focus your eyes on a single dot, you will realize they are not.

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Stare at the dot in the center of the colored version, then wait  till the picture change to black and white and see what happens.

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Isn’t the wall still colored until you blink?

The yellow and blue blocks are moving simultaneously, not one after another!

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Can you believe square A and B are exactly the same color?

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I didn’t believe it either, but here are the proves …

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This is classical. The horizontal lines are actually straight and parallel to each other.

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Paper dragon illusion

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These paper dragons stare at you wherever you go… Here is how you can make these paper dragon illusions.

Motion induced blindness

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See what happen to those yellow dots if you stare at the blinking green dot in the center for a few seconds… Can you believe the yellow dots can escape from your eyes?

Ames room

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Running cat with a black card

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Impossible triangle. It is actually a letter “z” but viewed from a very specific angle.

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Which car is bigger?

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They are the same size. Here is the prove.

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Lastly a quote from Benjamin Franklin: Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.”


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