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Fun For Eyes


You thought you could trust your eyes? Or that what you saw was never wrong? Well thing again! Optical illusions can deceive your eyes, no matter how good your eyes are. Click the title to launch a new window of a high definition illusion photo. Please make sure to choose "allow pop-ups" on your browser.

Leaning Tower Illusion


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These two images of the Leaning Tower of Pisa are identical but if you look at them closely you'll notice that the tower on the right appears to be leaning more than the one on the left even though there is no difference between the two. This illusion won the Best Visual Illusion of the Year contest in 2007.




The Black Dot


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Try staring at the dot in the center of this image, after a time the grey area around the dot will seem to shrink and disappear.




Cafe Wall Illusion


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This cafe found in Bristol at the bottom of St Michael's Hill features an elaborate wall design. The black and white pattern uses straight horizontal lines however to the observer the lines appear to the bent.





Salvador Dali Illusion


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Here's a spooky illusion to scare the eyes... What do you see in this picture, a profile of Salvafor Dali or a ghostly woman?









Impossible Trident Illusion


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This well used optical illusion also sometimes referred to as a "blivet" is an impossible shape consisting of three prongs but with only two connecting segments.




Birds Illusion


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This repeating pattern of an orthinological variety contains a number of birds - but exactly how many of each color are there?








Fish or Girl


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Another double meaning illusion, does this picture show a plate with a fish on it or does it show a girl's face?








Pyramid Pillar Illusion


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This photograph taken in Bad Langensalza, Germany shows one of many pillars placed around a fountain. The illusion here is that the pillar can either appear to be hollow or to have a pyramid on the top depending on which way you look at it. The shadow on the right gives it away slightly but its still quite convincing.







Rickroll Illusion


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To see this image stare at the cross in the center for about 30 seconds and then look away at a blank surface - blinking repeatedly can help to make it easier to see.