Top Illusions

Optical Illusions In Transparent Monitors

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You may have seen these before, monitors that have the view directly behind it set as a wallpaper. These give the illusion that the monitor is transparent by displaying a non-real-time view. According to Jason Fitzpatrick at Lifehacker, these can enhance the workspace and reduce the visual weight of your monitor. I'm willing to try this out as the technique behind this is really simple.

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The Missing Corner Cube

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Created by Michael Bach, this cube presents itself first as an object with a missing corner. There are two more interpretations: "daughter cube" and "room corner". To realize the daughter cube, stare at it long enough to see that the gray zones are actually one cube attached to the larger cube.

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Impossible Block

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A 3D illusion of an impossible block. Also known as an irrational cube, the image consists of an illustration of a cube that could never exist in real life.

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African Shaman Levitation Captured on Film

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Previously, we reported one levitation performance by the Arab Illusionist Mumdo. To continue the levitation trend we'll share one striking display by a Shaman in Africa. Here we see unedited raw footage that has been captured by a German film crew with no assistants or props in sight. He stands in the centre of a ring of fire and is seen rise up with extreme effort.

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The Cardiograph Magic Trick

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Magician Mark Mauricio freaks his audience out with his take on the cardiograph magic trick. He has one audience member write her name on a card (known to both magician and audience). Another audience member selects another random card. Mark proceeds to use "mentalism" to read the random card without looking at it and then draw it on a card.

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Cyril's "Where's Charlie?!" Disappearance Act

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One day, Cyril (セロ) was searching for his dog, Charlie. He almost had him by the tail when he was suddenly pulled into the abyss...of a couch.

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Freeze A Beer In Two Seconds

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This video will show you how to freeze any beer in two seconds without using any props or gimmicks. This trick will work best for parties that you host yourself as it will require 3-5 hours of prep time. Prep is quite easy - just place the beer in the freezer for 3-5 hours.

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Penn and Teller - Sleight of Hand

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"The aim of magic is not to outsmart, but to entertain."

Penn and Teller are well-known for exposing their techniques while performing their tricks. In this way they are exposing gaps in human perception - even if you knew how the trick works, your mind will simply not compute it. This has made them famous because they are treating the audience as intelligent adults!

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The Dragon's Fire In The Castle

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This red dragon seems to be in a rage. His fire flows through the castle in a straight line. His tail is wrapped around the castle. Is there anything else you can notice?

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Floating Chopsticks (Or Other Utensils)

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"If you don't like Asian food, well, I'm sorry."

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