Two moon optical illusions

Two moon optical illusions
The Honeymoon

The vintage optical illusion postcard above, with its clever play on words, was described as "Arcimboldesque". Continue reading

The very high house that’s always unbalanced

The very high house that's always unbalanced
It’s a real house, jutting off 
the edge of a building.

South Korean born artist Do Ho Suh has created a disoriented home. Continue reading

The top 3 habits of deceptive thinking

The top 3 habits of deceptive thinking
You think you are the world… 
and that’s the problem.

In an article in Forbes magazine, Linda Elder talks about some of the ways we’re wrong in our thinking. Continue reading

The real face mask that looks fake

The real face mask that looks fake
Creepy and real

Usually the interesting deceptive masks are ones that are fake but look real, but in this case, a real photographic mask of German politician Angela Merkel worn by a protestor looks like someone did a sloppy cut and paste job on a photo. Continue reading

How to defeat Nigerian e-mail scams

How to defeat Nigerian e-mail scams
Why don’t the Nigerians say:
"We’re from New Jersey"? Continue reading

How magic sparked Ray Bradbury’s imagination

How magic sparked Ray Bradbury's imagination
His muse was related to Miss Electra, the Electric Girl.

Ray Bradbury, who wrote The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Fahrenheit 451 and hundreds of other works, explains how magic influenced him to become a writer. Continue reading

He cheats to kill more people

He cheats to kill more people
It’s only in a video game, but still…

Many people like to play online multi-player video games. But some people don’t like to play just for the fun of the game – they want to win at all costs. Continue reading

Will smoking adults listen if tricked by kids?

Will smoking adults listen if tricked by kids?
"Can I get a light for my cigarette?" 
asks a little kid

In Thailand, this anti-smoking ad was created by Ogilvy Asia for the Thai Health Promotion Foundation. Continue reading

Why were fake trees on the battlefield in WW1?

Why were fake trees on the battlefield in WW1?
You had to look carefully at this tree to realize 
that it was an example of wartime camouflage.

Soldiers needing to spy on the enemy built fake trees as observation posts:
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Why robbing banks is stupid (at least, financially)

Why robbing banks is stupid (at least, financially)
It’s high risk / low reward,
this profession

I’ve said this multiple times in this blog – bank robbery is a bad idea.

Now it’s been proven by economists from the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association. Continue reading