To prevent cheating, wear a stupid hat

To prevent cheating, wear a stupid hat
These happy fun hats make learning more relaxed.

These students at a university in Thailand had to wear improvised paper hats to prevent them from looking at other papers and cheating during a test. Continue reading

This street art illusion imagines a perfect world

This street art illusion imagines a perfect world
Utopia from the sidewalk

The utility box at the corner of Church and Duboce streets was looking a little plain, so SFMTA (the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency) decided artist Mona Caron should spruce it up with some trompe l’oeil art. Continue reading

This Coke bottle is not the real thing

This Coke bottle is not the real thing
It’s Julian Beever’s anamorphic Coke bottle optical illusion.

He’s going to need a bigger opener. Continue reading

Paranoia over a pinhole

Paranoia over a pinhole

In today’s world, an odd object 

can bring out the bomb squad. Continue reading

You can’t get away with fakes in this town

You can't get away with fakes in this town
Welcome to Bogota, where the police 
might have entirely too much free time.

One Sunday afternoon, a woman named Martha Soto-Cortes was selling items in front of her friend’s yard in Bogota, New Jersey. Continue reading

Why were carrots used as wartime propaganda?

Why were carrots used as wartime propaganda?
Doctor Carrot – the Children’s best friend

Carrots are good for your eyes because they contain beta carotene, which is chock full of Vitamin A. Continue reading

Why this couple lost their dream home

Why this couple lost their dream home
Their new home needed slightly
more help than they realized.

It’s an old story, really. Continue reading

Why does this Boston cop work for nothing?

Why does this Boston cop work for nothing?
Officer David Silen prevents theft 
with his ever-watchful presence.

Officer Silen is also immune to any slurs directed his way. That’s because he’s a life-sized cardboard cutout assigned to watch over bicycles. Continue reading

Why are there fake birds in film?

Why are there fake birds in film?
We don’t see the walking dead in this shot 
from "The Walking Dead," but we do see 
a flock of animated birds.

In The Atlantic, Brian Thill wrote a short essay on the meaning of artificial birds in film:
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Where on earth was this deceptive image taken?

Where on earth was this deceptive image taken?
 It should look somewhat familiar. Continue reading