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Unlike the last "LIAR" illusion, where I just gave away what you were supposed to be looking for in the title of the page, and above the image, I'm not going to do that here. Of course, if you keep reading this without looking at the illusion above, it's going to be a dead giveaway, so stop reading and start staring at the picture above to figure out exactly what this is a picture of!

This is another classic example in the history of optical illusions. Usually, our eyes are used to reading black text on a white background, so at first when you look at these shapes above you see just that - shapes. But, after you look for a little longer you'll see that the white space actually spells a word - LIFT.

Kevin emailed us to tell us this, because he thought everyone should know about it: Thanks Kevin!

"while looking at the illusion with lift in white, I noticed after looking at it for another moment it starts to move, you didn't mention that in the caption and thought I would say something to you about it -- Kevin"

We should add that the most likely reason for this is because black and white can create an strong afterimage, and unless you were staring at the absolute center, your eyes will tend to move around and then it's slightly off center. The exact same thing happens if you stare at a lightbulb for a few seconds. Go ahead, try it, and release your inner child!

 


Best of the Best (our newest original optical illusions)
Diamonds appear to be the same shade. But they're not!

Same Shade Diamonds

Wow! It will look like the diamonds on the top are much darker than the diamonds on the bottom.

Perfect and printable! This is a very strong optical illusion, and is even noticeable in the small image to the left. Doesn't it look like the top row is considerably darker than each successive row?

moving red spiral

Moving Red Spiral
Sometimes, while I'm just playing around in Photoshop, something appears, as if by magic. This illusion was one of those that just jumps off the page.

It's a large red spiral on a purple background that appears to jump and move. Works better for some people than others, but if you like the moving illusions, you'll love it! Although this small image might move a bit as you read these words, the larger versions are even better!

» Moving spiral image...

9/13/2011 - Floating Wood Blocks Video
Created these floating wooden blocks and attached them to a globe. Watch the video and see how the blocks follow the camera! Pretty amazing!

You can launch the video on this page, or go to the page that describes it a bit more View the video...

moving backgrounds

Moving Backgrounds

It moves! You must zoom in to get the full illusion. You'll see the rings rotate, even though they are not moving at all.

We've created several sizes so you can use as your desktop background.

 

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