His girlfriend rolls around in money, but it wasn’t about sex. It was the thrill of the score. Continue reading “The world’s most ingenious thief, Gerald Blanchard”
It’s all how you look at it.
Here, you see, it is the world.
A three-dimensional optical illusion created by French artist Francois Abelanet was created outside Paris City Hall. Continue reading “The world (in Paris) is an optical illusion”
Baubles, bangles, and berries
Poor Pollia condensata.
Some tropical plants attract animals with their smell or taste so that animals will eat them and poop their seeds far and wide. Continue reading “The shiniest berry in the world”
A Blackstone souvenir program
Continue reading “Harry Blackstone, World’s Master Magician”
All of this room is real,
although some is an illusion.
In the video below, artist Jeff Frost creates optical illusions using paint, abandoned buildings, 40,000 images, and stop-motion photography, with no graphics or CGI. Continue reading “Enter a magical world of moving optical illusions”
Osama Bin Laden: Dead or Alive
Continue reading “World figures made of words – 4 optical illusions”
Is it deceptive to follow conventional wisdom for many years? Continue reading “Upside down world map shows “North is Up” is not “the truth””
A Celtic tombstone
The Irish actor and poet Thomas Moore, who lived from 1779 – 1852, wrote the following poem about the world being a brief deception. Continue reading “This world is an illusion”
This suburban Philadelphia mom has problems
In 2009 Bonnie Sweeten made national news when she lied that she and her 9-year old daughter were abducted by two black men in a Cadillac. Continue reading “Um, it was black men at Disney World took the $700,000?”
He didn’t need a cigarette to smoke.
The Dutch magician Fred Kaps, who died in 1980, was one of the world’s greatest sleight-of-hand artists. Continue reading “The World’s Greatest Magician – Fred Kaps”