Optical Illusion of the Year


Is the mirror flat?

Does it make me look fat?

The mirror is ordinary.

I think is is interplay between a precise angle on the camera and mirror, ramped shapes on the objects.

What about the one where a star turns into a circle?

Yeah. If you put it on slow speed and watch as the shape is turned, you can start to see what's going on.

Cool trick.

This guy apparently understands it: https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/4qo87w/mind_blowing_cylinderrectangle_illusion/d4ul5sr?context=3
Makes sense, I think.

Also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKpOKXAVjGo

Fun! Posts don't have to be deep :)

"Call me Ishmael." Sorry, but it's just how I feel.

Just change your name to Ishmael in the name field.

Is the illusion a metaphor for economics?

On the one hand.....................

how it works explained...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKpOKXAVjGo

Is it possibly not a mirror at all and we are looking at two diferrent sets of hands placing different objects on opposite sides of a clear glass ,or even a cut-out panel ?

This is actually the second place winner.

The *REAL* optical illusion of the year: http://illusionoftheyear.com/2016/06/motion-integration-unleashed-new-tricks-for-an-old-dog/

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