|Two Australians entertain.|
"What the visual system does is predict
what is going to happening in the future."
– Dr Gustav Kuhn
Continue reading “What we see when watching a simple magic trick”
The story of how a pig rescued a goat,
and the video went viral.
From The New York Times:
On Sept. 19 a 30-second video appeared on YouTube, depicting a baby goat that had become stuck in the pond of a petting zoo and that was heroically rescued with a helpful nudge from a pig that swam out to it. Continue reading “This pig, it’s a hero! (But it’s not that simple)”
Do I want a train ticket or a university degree? Continue reading “A very simple automated ticket machine prank”
A Boston Globe graphic, with text by Johan Lehrer and graphics by Javier Zarracina, explains five illusions. Continue reading “Deceive yourself with five simple brain hacks”
Is it an innie or an outie?
I like this because it’s simple, and it exists in the real world, as a detail of the Palace of the Legion of Honor, at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Continue reading “A simple architectural dimple optical illusion”
|I like this one. It vibrates, and seems to move, and sometimes looks 3-dimensional. (Click to enlarge.)|
Yes, a Dalek would be another
reason to take the stairs. Continue reading “A simple elevator prank involving superpowers”
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