The best optical illusion of 2010 – the magnet ramp where balls roll uphill

The best optical illusion of 2010 - the magnet ramp where balls roll uphillThe balls looks like they go up the ramps because of a super-magnet, but there is no magnet, only a visual deception.


Kokichi Sugihara, a mathematician at Meiji Institute in Kawasaki, Japan, created an illusion that was voted the best of 2010 by the Vision Sciences Society.

Gravity-defying ramps take illusion prize, Nature News>>

2 thoughts on “The best optical illusion of 2010 – the magnet ramp where balls roll uphill”

  • ShawFamilyCircus says:

    It is an awesome illusion though. I cannot help but be a hater, they receive an award, Yet, I successfully make them operate with magnetic fields and gravity, and I get mocked.

  • ShawFamilyCircus says:

    It is possible with the magnetic propulsion field placed on the left and right of the track, it is not an optical illusion like you can only muster.

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