25 Crazy Optical Illusions That Will Blow Your Mind

Posted by , Updated on May 15, 2017


Is what you see what you really get? Don’t be fooled, not everything is as it seems. Our senses have limitations and can be bent and twisted. This is especially true of our sense of sight. Pictures can mess with our perspective, making us see one thing over the other or causing immovable objects to move, messing with our head. Here are 25 Crazy Optical Illusions That Will Blow Your Mind.

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Poggendorf Illusion

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The key to the Poggendorf Illusion is the position of the black line. Looking at the left picture, it looks like the black line has shifted a little, but according to the right picture, that isn’t the case.


Blue Flowers

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Stare long enough at these blue flowers and a few should spin and move.


Orbison Illusion

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In the Orbison Illusion, the red diamond over the radial lines should look distorted.


Move back from the screen.

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The further you move back from this optical illusion, the more you’ll be able to see within the picture.


Zollner Illusion

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In the Zollner Illusion, the diagonal lines are parallel even if they don’t look that way.

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