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8 optical conundrums that will make your brain hurt

They’re not tricks, they’re illusions.

IT STARTED WITH The Dress. Was it black and blue, or white and gold?

Despite The Dress being the only thing anyone could talk about for the best part of 24 hours, the internet cannot get enough of illusions.

Here are eight that’ll melt your brain and leave you wanting more.

Infinite Chocolate

choc Source: Gifbay

One square left over? But how? (Here’s how.)

The Train

train Source: Moillusions

Which way is the train going, hmm? HMM?

The Grey Cubes

PastedImage-39253 Source: Mesosyn

Both cubes are the exact same colour – cover the line where both of them meet with your finger, and observe.

The Cat


We honestly do not know.

The ‘Far or bar?’ Vine

Is he saying ‘far’ or ‘bar’? Look at each side of the Vine and judge it for yourself.

The spinning dancer illusion

If you concentrate, you can see the dancer spinning both clockwise and anti-clockwise.

dance Source: Wikimedia

This ‘moving’ album cover

moving Source: IDSGN

This image of Animal Collective album artwork seems like a gif, but is in fact an ordinary old jpeg. Then why is it MOVING?

The T-Rex illusion

It looks like this cardboard T-Rex is turning to watch you walk by, but his head is actually not moving.

Source: brusspup/YouTube


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