South African-based artist Strijdom van der Merwe created both a striking sculpture and simple optical illusion with his piece, "Staircase to Heaven." Deceptively named, the staircase actually morphs into a ladder as you move from its front to its side (as seen in the video below). Check out his many other exquisite works (but not necessarily illusory) here on his website.
Cognitive scientist/psychologist Tom Stafford created this powerful example of chromostereopsis, a fantastic optical illusion where depth is delivered just by using two colors at opposite ends of the light spectrum. From Mind Hacks: There are big individual differences in perception of the effect. This isn't just in terms of strength, although obviously I'm one of… READ THE REST
Watch this video but get ready to hit pause at the 11-second mark, so the secret isn't revealed before you savor the apparent magic of a chessboard queen that appears only in a mirror reflection of a chessboard. What's more, the queen seems to move of its own volition. How is it done? Press play,… READ THE REST
Watch the dashcam video below. This isn't Mario Kart, people, this is reality! (OK fine, it's just water on the side of the road. But still!) READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. With most of our daily activities happening online, no one will ever complain about having too much storage space. On the contrary, it's frustrating when you run out of storage or have… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. We're sure our parents had a wild time back in the day without modern media, and to some degree, we wish we could be a little less plugged in. But then we… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Cats are such mysterious and complex creatures, aren't they? Dogs feel easy to crack as pets. But with cats, it can be unclear what is going on underneath those big, glassy eyes. We… READ THE REST