25 Crazy Optical Illusions That Will Blow Your Mind

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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Is it a chalice or two human faces?

1600px-Two_silhouette_profile_or_a_white_vaseSource: https://commons.wikimedia.org

While some people only see one object over the other, trying to focus on one is an all around struggle in and of itself.


Move the image back and forth.

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Looking too long at this one might induce horrible headaches. Stare responsibly.


Wavy Shapes

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While it might look like the shapes are crooked and in every direction, all of the edges are perfectly straight, vertical, horizontal, or at a 45-degree angle.


Moving Circles

1024px-Rotating_snakes_peripheral_drift_illusion.svgSource: https://commons.wikimedia.org

Stare long enough and it’ll look like the circles are moving.


Crooked Red Lines

1600px-Optical-illusion-grid-lines.svgSource: https://commons.wikimedia.org/

The red lines look crooked but then they don’t. Stop messing with our heads!

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