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 “The real face mask that looks fake”
A store-bought burger on the left, and
a gussied-up burger on the right.
Love them or hate them, you’ve got to admit McDonalds Canada knows how to do public relations. Continue reading “Why a McDonalds burger looks different in ads”
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Created by Joschi Herczeg and Daniele Kaehr, who synchronized a camera to take a photograph at the exact moment of a controlled explosion. Continue reading “What’s real but looks unreal? This exploding lamp”
The Asian swallowtail, also known as the Chinese or Japanese yellow swallowtail
Continue reading “This caterpillar looks like crap”
It might not, however, be able to clean the
ketchup and mustard from this man.
It’s a real product with real applications, but if you saw it in a magic show, you’d think it was an amazing trick. Continue reading “The machine that looks like magic”
The background is a sand dune "tinted orange by the morning sun."
This photograph, called Camel Thorn Trees, was taken at the Namib-Naukluft park in Namibia by Frans Lanting for National Geographic Magazine. The composition, intense colors and a foreshortening effect that flattens the image makes it look more fake than real. (I’m also fooled by the light orange spots in the background – what are those?)
Continue reading “The real photo that looks fake”
The 76-year-old forger Abdullah Azad – who is a grandfather – was caught in Britain, helping immigrants stay in the country. Continue reading “The forger who looks like your grandfather”
It would have been more surreal if the driver
Continue reading “The car that looks like a giant shoe”
Joni Mitchell in 1969. Despite looking at something from all sides, she remembers the illusions, and realizes she doesn’t really know. Continue reading “Joni Mitchell looks at clouds from both sides”
The most common reaction: "What the fu…"
Continue reading “The reactions to a boy who looks like girl”