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Below are a collection of games, puzzles, things to ponder, and just some things for entertainment and amusement. Please enjoy!

 
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Optical Illusions

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Size Illusion
Is the left center circle bigger than the right center circle?
No, they're the same size.

 

Line Illusion
Are the horizontal lines parallel or do they slope?

 

Intersection Illusion
Count the black dots at the intersections of the gray lines! :o)

 

Shrinking Illusion
Keep staring at the black dot.
After a while the gray haze around it will appear to shrink.

 

Perspective Image Illusion
Do you see the face or an Eskimo?

 

Elephant Illusion
How many legs does this elephant have?

 

Rotating Snakes
Circular snakes appear to rotate spontaneously. To see the illusion click on the image for the full size image. The full size image is needed to see the illusion.

 

Rotating Rays
The outer ring of rays appears to rotate clockwise while the inner one counterclockwise. To see the illusion click on the image for the full size image. The full size image is needed to see the illusion.

 

The Autumn Color Swamp
The inset appears to move. To see the illusion click on the image for the full size image. The full size image is needed to see the illusion.

 

A Bulge
The floor appears to bulge out even though all the squares in the figure are equal.

 

A Flicker
The center appears to flicker.

 

Center Movement
The center appears to move.

 

Primrose's Field
The checkered background consists of squares but appears to wave. In addition, this figure shows a great amount of anomalous motion. Click on the image for the full size image. The full size image is needed to see the illusion.

 

Uzumaki Ampan
Concentric gray circles appear to be spirals.

 

Rollers
Rollers appear to rotate. Click on the image for the full size image. The full size image is needed to see the illusion.

 

Rotation
Look from center to center of each figure. Do the others appear to rotate? Click on the image for the full size image. The full size image is needed to see the illusion.

 

Undulate
While looking around, the structure appears to undulate. Click on the image for the full size image. The full size image is needed to see the illusion.

 

Circles or Spiral
Concentric circles or a spiral?

 

Cubes
How many complete cubes? 6 or 7?

 

Red Lines
Are the red lines straight or wavy? Click on the image for the full size image. The full size image is needed to see the illusion.

 

Valley or Hump
Do you see a valley or a hump around the central spot?

 

Waves
Do you see waves or just lines?

 

Crooked Vertical Lines
Are the vertical lines parallel? Click on the image for the full size image. The full size image is needed to see the illusion.

 

Irregular Circle
Is the circle perfectly round?

 

Square
Is the shape below a perfect square?

 

Crooked Squares
Are the squares square? Click on the image for the full size image. The full size image is needed to see the illusion.

 

Parallel Red Lines
Are the red lines all parallel? Click on the image for the full size image. The full size image is needed to see the illusion.

 

3 Colors
How many colors do you see? There are only 3. Click on the image for the full size image. The full size image is needed to see the illusion.

 

Move in and out
Move your head forward while looking at the center blue circles.

 

Old lady, young woman
Do you see a young woman or an old lady?

 

Old lady, young woman
Do you see a young woman or an old lady?

 

Vase or Faces
Do you see a vase or two people facing each other?

 

Sax or Woman
Is it a man playing the saxophone or a pretty young woman?

 

Man or Liar
A man's face or the word liar?

 

Duck or Rabbit
A duck or a rabbit?

 

Donkey or Seal
A donkey or a seal?

 

Soldier
Soldiers on both sides of the war are actually the same fellow upside-down.

 

Frog or Horse
The frog becomes a horse when rotated 90 degrees.

 

13 Faces
Can you find all 13 faces? Click on the image for the full size image. The full size image is needed to see the illusion.

 

Skull or Couple
Do you see the young couple or a skull?

 

Horses
How many horses can you find?

 

Deer
How many deer can you find? Click on the image for the full size image. The full size image is needed to see the illusion.

 

House People
Houses or people?

 

Arch Ships
Arches or Ships?

 

9 Faces
Can you find all 9 faces?

 

How many faces?
How many faces can you count on this one?

 

Face People
How many faces can you find? Click on the image for the full size image. The full size image is helpful.

 

Wolves
How many wolves can you find?

 

Impossible Triangle
An impossible triangle.

 

Impossible Room
Can you build this impossible room?

 

Impossible Figure
Another impossible figure.

 

Impossible Triangles
Another set of impossible triangles.

 

Impossible Arch
An impossible arch.

 

Yard
Yard or balcony? Click on the image for the full size image. The full size image is helpful.

 

Waterfall People
A Waterfall or people?

 

Up Down Staircase
The never ending staircase.

 

Table
How many legs?

 

3 Men
All 3 men are the same size.

 

Monsters
The 2 monsters are the same size.

 

3 Soldiers
All 3 soldiers are the same size.

 

Vertical Bars
The 2 vertical rectangles are the same size.

 

4 Sided Figures
The tops of each of the 4 sided figures are the same size.

 

Vertical Red Lines
The 2 vertical red lines are the same size.

 

Parallelogram
Which line is longer, AB or BC?

 

Parallel Lines
Are the purple lines straight or bent?

 

Vertical Lines
Which vertical line is longer?

 

Triangle Shapes
Where does the extra space come from? Click on the image for the full size image. The full size image is helpful.

 

The Extra Person
How many people do you see? Count again!

 

Colored Words
Quite a challenge to do this one quickly.

 

Paris In Springtime
I Love Paris In The Springtime - read it again!

 

Lift
Can you see the word lift?

 

Triangle
The white triangle (below left) seems superimposed on the blue-sided triangle. But upon study, the sides of the white triangle disappear. Its brightness is the same as that of the surrounding white. The illusion doesn't work for most people when blue and magenta are shown at equal luminosity, perhaps because the brain's contour-detecting cells are partly color-blind.

 

Yellow Squares
Do you see the circles at the intersection of the lines?

 

Color Cross
Is the cross in the center of the 2 structures the same color? Roll your mouse over the picture to find out.

 

A And B Squares
Are the 2 squares labeled A and B the same color? Roll your mouse over the picture to find out.

 

Dog
A dog on a hand.

 

Eagle
An eagle on 2 hands.

 

Leopard
A leopard on a hand.

 

Street Illusion - Seal
3D Artwork.

 

Street Illusion - Well
3D Artwork.

 

Street Illusion - Insect
3D Artwork.

 

Street Illusion - Laptop
3D Artwork.

 

Street Illusion - Artist
3D Artwork.

 

Street Illusion - Pool
3D Artwork.

 

Impossible Figure - Bar
How is this possible?

 

Impossible Figure - Triangle
How is this possible?

 

Impossible Figure - Loop
How is this possible?

 

Impossible Figure - Loop and Bar
How is this possible?

 

Two Faces - Mr. Angry and Mrs. Calm
Click on the image to get the full size picture. If you look at the images below from your seat in front of the computer, Mr.Angry is on the left, and Mrs.Calm is on the right. Get up from your seat, and move back about 7 to 12 feet. They switch places! I believe this illusion was created by Phillippe G. Schyns and Aude Oliva of the Univ. of Glasgow.

 

Albert & Marilyn
Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe. Look at this picture of Albert Einstein. Now stand back about 15 feet and look at the picture. It turns into Marilyn Monroe.

 

Dragon Illusion
Dragon Illusion - Please click the play button to view the video.

 

Face Illusion
Face Illusion - Please click the play button to view the video.

 

Slopes Illusion
Magnet-Like Slopes Illusion - Please click the play button to view the video.

 

Street Illusion
Green area turned into an apparent globe. Click on the image to see the full size picture.

 

House Illusion
Depth perception implied. Click on the image to see the full size picture.

 

Tattoo Illusion
Apparent jigsaw piece removed to form hole in foot. Click on the image to see the full size picture.

 

Torus Motion Illusion
Apparent movement through the torus. Click on the image to see the full size picture to better appreciate the movement.

 

Circles Illusion
Four perfectly round circles.

 

Inset Square Illusion
The center inset appears to be separate and move. Click on the image to see the full size picture to better appreciate the movement.

 

3D Image Illusion
The Rubiks Cube and Sharpie appear to be real, with the plastic bottle sitting on the cube. The bottle is real but the cube and marker are just a flat image.

 

Rotation Illusion
The girl on the middle appears to rotate both clockwise and counterclockwise and can spontaneously change direction. The girl on the left however appears to only rotate clockwise and the girl on the right appears to only rotate counterclockwise. If while looking at the girl on the left, you notice the girl in the middle, both girls appear to rotate clockwise. If while looking at the girl on the right, you notice the girl in the middle, both girls appear to rotate counterclockwise. Please click the image to see the full size animation.

 

Undulation Illusion
Please click the image to see the full size animation. Stare at the center of the image for 20 seconds and then take a look at your hand. You will see your hand appear to undulate.

 

Motion Illusion
By passing two stationary images past each other, the image of a cube appears to spin.

 

Dragon Illusion
A group of dragons appear to follow you.

 

Color Illusion
Please click the image to see the full size picture. Stare at the small red dot at the center of the image for 10 seconds (you will see the count down). Upon the image going to black and white, you will still momentarily see colors.

 

Color Illusion
Please click the image to see the full size picture. Stare at the small black dot at the center of the image for 10 seconds (you will see the count down). Upon the image going to black and white, you will still momentarily see colors.

 

Color Illusion
Please click the image to see the full size picture. Stare at the small black dot at the center of the image for 15 seconds (you will see the count down). Upon the image going to black and white, you will still momentarily see colors.

 

Size Illusion
Distortion of proportion. Please click the image to see the full size picture.

 

Size Illusion
Distortion of proportion. Please click the image to see the full size picture.