These are not spirals – an optical illusion

These are not spirals - an optical illusion
It’s called the "intertwining illusion"

When you look at this image, your brain tells you it’s both "circles" and "spirals". Continue reading

The shiniest berry in the world

The shiniest berry in the world
Baubles, bangles, and berries

Poor Pollia condensata.

Some tropical plants attract animals with their smell or taste so that animals will eat them and poop their seeds far and wide. Continue reading

How to pass a driving test – guaranteed!

How to pass a driving test - guaranteed!
Evidence of another fine graduate 
of our driving school

In Brooklyn, New York, a professional driving school had a fool-proof study method for getting non-English speaking students to pass the test to get a truck-driving license. Continue reading

How to fool a frog with fake bug technology

How to fool a frog with fake bug technology
An African Bull Frog is teased by an ant game.

This frog, also known as a Pixie frog, can weigh over 4 pounds. Continue reading

You can never know for sure who might be lying

You can never know for sure who might be lying
Liar liar

Graphics initially created by One Dead Pixel for the TV show Pretty Little Liars, Vimeo>>

Yorick’s Skull – an old optical illusion

Yorick's Skull - an old optical illusion
This Pear’s Soap advertising
card is from before 1900. 
(Click to enlarge)

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Why you shouldn’t ask this doctor for advice

Why you shouldn't ask this doctor for advice
Some are in it for the money.

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Why we can’t tell if someone is lying

Why we can't tell if someone is lying
We only have a 4% advantage
over chance at detecting liars. Continue reading

Why police detectives can’t detect liars

Why police detectives can't detect liars
They might look smart, but still think stupid.

One problem that human lie detectors have is that as they gain experience, they gain more confidence… Continue reading

Why is this hand so damn creepy?

Why is this hand so damn creepy?
It’s not so creepy when you view it like this.

Why is this hand so damn creepy?
But when you see it like this, you realize 
that the hand is a bit disjointed. Continue reading