Earth Science Picture of the Day Optical Illusions and Visual Phenomena Illusions Illusions The ancient adage, "seeing is believing" may seem to hold a key to objective truth, but does it? Of course anyone can believe anything they see, but beliefs hold no requirement to objective reality, nor does seeing, by itself, necessarily point to something "out there." Moreover, seeing does not require a person to believe in what they see, as the adage seems to assert. Although vision certainly gives us information about the world, scientists now know that biological eyesight involves a complicated energy-matter and neurological network that, unfortunately, can also give us false information at times. (Source: Visual Fun House) The Dragon Illusion Right Brain vs.
Taking Type to the Next Level with Alternate Characters Are you sick of your type looking plain and boring? Many OpenType fonts have alternate characters built into them that can transform your type into a beautiful piece of art. By using these alternate characters you can add things like flourishes and flair to your type with ease. Some type faces have alternate characters that can help out with legibility at smaller sizes. Even some handwritten fonts have alternate characters to change the style of a characters to make it seem more handwritten. In this article we will take a deep dive into using alternate characters. How do you tell what fonts have alternates? Ligatures – This is where two or more characters are linked together. Logotypes – This is where a word is stylized as a logo to be included in your type. Biform characters – These alternate characters can make capital letters have a lowercase look or lowercase letters with capital letter look while keeping the same size and weight. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Tip:
Optical Illusions - Free Picture Illusions Best Illusions Best Illusions include my personal top 10 hand-picked from all possible types. If you would like to see more similar illusions, don't hesitate to click the link below each of the images. All the categories are also listed in the yellow menu on the right. Enjoy :-) 1. Dali Illusion Profile of Salvador Dali and a strange woman. If you like this type then be sure to check many more face illusions. 2. Can you find both? You may also visit an amazing collection of animal illusions. 3. This is a bistable illusion where you can see movement both clockwise and counterclockwise. More multistable objects. 4. Fantastic static image by Akiyoshi Kitaoka. If you already feel dizzy, then you should not see more moving illusions :-) 5. You probably see angry face on the left and calm face on the right. Be shocked by more scary illusions. 6. Stare at the red dot on the girl's nose for 30 seconds. If this example was not enough, then have a look at more afterimages. 7. 8. Both green lines have the same length. 9.
Creative and Humorous Food Photography Really Really Creative and Funny Food Photos This is a collection of creative and very funny photography with Food and drinks. These photographers have used their amazing talent in giving these food items shapes and situations to make it humorous. Some of them are specially great like marshmallows and oranges ones. Click on images to go to original Sources. .: OMG :. by ~Ytse80 Eggbert ‘Casanova’… by *Rerinha Don’t eat me by ~Kawaychelo-Yaoychelo Massacre by *Alephunky You’re Toast. by ~cake-monsterr When McCain Smiles attack. by ~AppleSkins Chick in Chains by *HerrBuchta Egglife – It could be worse by ~Bella-Irae Suicide OREO by *Rerinha Apple A Day by *Doctor-Gus The Cola Wars by *caycowa Cannibalism by *finkycake Vampire Egg by ~partyeskimo Sausage Killer by ~andyy008 eat or been eaten by ~foorebellion Tragedy by ~xMandaPanda How Orange Juice Is Made by ~ariesleovirgo Gummie bears play doctor by ~emma-frost Awkward Moment by ~MegaSquishy
15 cool word illusions If you're a regular visitor (reader) of my blog, you'll probably know that I really like optical illusions. Here's another article about this phenomenon, now it's all about optical illusions with words. I'll start off with a classic. Check out the following image. Say aloud the ink color of each word. How quickly can you do it? The next one is a really cool wedding card. This one is pretty strange. What do you read here? Somewhat simular to the previous illusion. When looking at the following illusion, you'll probably read the word Life. Another double word illusion. The following illusion looks like a couple of blocks don't doing anything. This is a double word illusion that fits exactly in this topic. Read the text in the triangle below out lout. Did you read I love Paris in the springtime? In this illusion you'll read the word Teach and the reflection of it. The following four illusions show faces of people. Bonus: FFF Count the "F's" that are in the following text. Wrong. Bonus 2: Face
Music special: Five great auditory illusions - life - 24 February 2008 As part of our special issue on music, Daniel Levitin has written The Music Illusion, which looks at auditory illusions and how they can help us understand the workings of the human brain. Here we have compiled five of the most striking auditory illusions discovered so far. We had a big pool to choose from, from the mysterious quintina (fifth voice) heard in some types of throat-singing, to the saxophone break that isn't on Lady Madonna (it's actually the Beatles singing into their cupped hands - not to be confused with the actual sax solo) and the soaring guitar sound of Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour. Listen to our top 5 below, and read our explanations of the effects involved. 1 Barber's shop illusion (Listen with headphones) This is a demonstration of the stereo effect. 2 Phantom words (Listen through stereo separated loudspeakers, best placed some distance apart) This illusion was first demonstrated by Diana Deutsch at the University of California, San Diego. 3 Temporal induction of speech