Both the top and bottom half of the image have the same number of dots, but the ones on top appear to disappear unless you’re looking at them. This is an example of a Hermann grid illusion, an optical illusion first documented by Ludimar Hermann in 1870. According to SharpBrains,
This is a timelapse video of yesterday’s total lunar eclipse (aka blood moon) as captured by astrophotographers Astrofalls and Clanger_Mcbanger (great name) from Ironwood National Forest in Arizona. Total lunar eclipses are called blood moons because of their red hue, due to the only sunlight reaching the moon having passed
In a piece of art certainly not imitating my life, this is a worthwhile video of French artist and dancer Yoann Bourgeois repeatedly falling off a set of stairs and bouncing right back up again. The whole performance is incredibly well orchestrated with such fluidity. And how towards the he
Note: If you’re looking for some bitchin’ desktop backgrounds you can get super high-res versions of the Hubble’s 1995 image HERE, 2004 image HERE, and James Webb’s most recent shot HERE. Now let’s play space rangers! The Pillars of Creation, made famous by the Hubble Space Telescope’s 1995 and 2004
Art: it’s everywhere. Except at my friend’s recent gallery show. I’m not sure what that was, but it wasn’t art. This is a video of musician and artist Yohei Kisanuki creating some trippy zoetropic art using a whiteboard and marker atop a spinning potter’s wheel. It was fun to watch.
This is an optical illusion of a ball appearing to roll up a little slide. Of course it isn’t actually rolling up a slide because it isn’t magic, it’s just a clever perspective trick (revealed in video). Me? I love playing tricks on my eyes. I also love playing tricks
This is a video of a forced perspective billboard in Times Square where a licker escapes its glass cell as a promo for the upcoming Resident Evil series on Netflix. Obviously it’s pretty cool, but it only really works from this one particular angle. From any other angle it will
In continued ball related news, this is a video of the guys from Youtube channel How Ridiculous dropping 100,000 ping pong balls in an empty arena and filming the spectacle in ultra slow-motion. The result, well, the result is this video. The actual 100,000 ball drop begins around 12:50 though,