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 street art illusion imagines a perfect world”
It looks like the interior of a train., but…
There was an episode of the old Mission Impossible TV show where the IMF team fooled a man into thinking he was on a sinking submarine so he would give up a secret code. Continue reading “This guy built a full-size train car in his basement”
“I did not at all like Mr. Kelada.”
In this short story called “Mr. Know-All”, written in 1924 by the writer W. Continue reading “This Englishman disliked the Jew who knew it all”
It’s Julian Beever’s anamorphic Coke bottle optical illusion.
He’s going to need a bigger opener. Continue reading “This Coke bottle is not the real thing”
These plastic gun heel shoes could not fire.
In July 2013, a woman at LaGuardia airport in New York was told she could not board an aircraft while wearing shoes with fake gun heels. Continue reading “These shoes not allowed to fly”
They play the appropriate song
when you least expect them.
“Republic of Telly” is a program hosted by comedian Dermot Whelan that appears on the Irish TV channel RTE Two. Continue reading “These people were stalked by an orchestra”
These neon-looking lamps by Marcus Tremonto are real, but they are also illusions. Continue reading “These lamps are not what they appear to be”