"The fellow had a very pleasant personality…"
Continue reading “The most horrifying truth about investment fraud”
"All is Vanity"
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Continue reading “The world’s most famous optical illusion”
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It’s a static image, but you can’t stop your brain. Continue reading “The most moving optical illusion, ever”
They got the biggest audience
What are the most visited posts of all time (up until now) on Deceptology? (Technically these are the ones with the most pageviews, but I’m just going to call them the posts with the biggest audience.)
Continue reading “The 10 most visited Deceptology posts”
An optical illusion that might be considered very dangerous in certain locations, this bag with a fake handgun advertises the books of Belgium/Flemish crime novelist Pieter Aspe. Continue reading “Is this the world’s most dangerous optical illusion?”
"The philosophy behind much advertising is based on the old observation that every man is really two men – the man he is and the man he wants to be."
Continue reading “Most ads really appeal to only two men”
"…the state would definitely deceive…"
According to one survey, not only have Soviet citizens learned that not trusting others is a way to survive, they’ve learned that since the state was always trying to deceive them, they’re justified in actively foiling the state:
Continue reading “Most Russians trust nobody”
It’s so common, we don’t even think
of it as an optical illusion.
All "moving pictures" – movies, television, videogames, cartoons and so forth – rely on our brain to interpret separate images as motion. Continue reading “It’s the most common optical illusion”
"College-age users of Facebook in the United States and a similar social networking site in Germany typically present accurate versions of their personalities in online profiles… Continue reading “Actually, most who say they are dogs on Facebook… actually are dogs on Facebook”
"… And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory."
Continue reading ““Art is the most beautiful deception of all…””