Rotational illusion Rotating illusion "Rotating snakes" Circular snakes appear to rotate 'spontaneously'. Copyright A.Kitaoka 2003 (September 2, 2003) Explanation (PDF file) "Candies" The two concentric arrays of "candies" appear to rotate in the different directions when we approach or move away from the figure while fixating at the center. Copyright A.Kitaoka 2002(c)Akiyoshi Kitaoka "Trick eyes" Tokyo: KANZEN 2002 "Umbrellas" The circles in front appear to rotate counterclockwise. Copyright A.Kitaoka 2003 "Co-op" Circles appear to rotate. "Caprice rotation" The left and right half circles appear to rotate sometimes. "Boats" The ring of boats appears to rotate slowly. "Rotating checks" Illusory radial lines appear to rotate. "Absorption" The surround appears to move to the center. "Cogwheels" The outer ring appears to rotate clockwise while the inner one counterclockwise. "Stealthy rotation" The circle appears to rotate counterclockwise when seen in peripheral vision. "A waterwheel" "Sheep" "Allergen" Circles appear to rotate.
The Ten Best Horror Movies You Haven’t Seen | October means Halloween, and Halloween means horror, and horror? Well that means some damn good movies. I presume many of you are searching for a good horror flick to curl up with this month, and while I will advise you to first consult my 10 Best Horror Films of Decade list, I thought I’d compile a new one made up of films that aren’t quite as widely known. Yes, I love The Ring, The Orphanage and The Descent, but there are smaller, more niche movies that are deserving of your attention, and really, once you’ve been scared or grossed out once, it’s not quite the same if you watch the same film again. Here are some new titles that some of you may have seen, but I predict most of you will have not. 10. If you’re not in love with Amber Heard yet, watch Drive Angry, Zombieland or better yet, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane. It’s a fairly straightforward slasher film, but with a few clever twists thrown in, it stands out over similar films. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Bonus: Tucker and Dale vs.
14 Actors Acting For The New York Times's Hollywood Issue they asked 14 actors to show us - in a few gestures and with a few props but with no dialogue or story - what acting is. Javier Bardem, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Jesse Eisenberg, Chloë Moretz, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Jennifer Lawrence, Noomi Rapace, Vincent Cassel, Anthony Mackie, Robert Duvall, Lesley Manville and Tilda Swinton all turn their bodies and faces into "instruments of pure, deep and enigmatic emotion", striking some of the classic attitudes of cinema. Watch here. www.nytimes.com
True Stores in ONE Sentence.... - Global One TV And that's when I looked down and realized my fake nail had somehow caught fire, and no one was around to witness it but my fish. so what? The only year I refused to go to my neighbor's Easter party was the year she dropped dead during the party. Libby As I listened to a conversation between hippies on the 71 bus to Haight Street, I realized that I'm one of the "housies" that they so vehemently spoke of and wondered if I'd be happier as one of them, in grungy overalls, wearing dreads full of clay beads. bevred The day we brought our newborn daughter home from the hospital, our dog got hit by a car and died. Chrinda Jones As the door to the Taco Bell restroom came crashing over top of me, all I could think to say to him was "I said I'd be out in a minute." kbh101 I realized the crumbled bit of pill left over resembled a cookie, and laughed out loud at the image of the Cookie Monster from Sesame Street gobbling up Lorazepam. Red Nails Indy1jeep Just Dave Domino cetacean Phoebe Bean Fred Lineberry Madeline
Halloween Caverns Of Blood presents Halloween and Horror games 6 Films to Keep You Awake If you remain unmoved by the recent airings of the diluted MASTERS OF HORROR series entitled FEAR ITSELF, 6 FILMS TO KEEP YOU AWAKE, the Spanish language equivalent, may be just what the mad doctor ordered. All the tales hold something of interest and happily the lion’s share boast themes of a truly Kindertraumatic nature. On a technical level, 6 FILMS consistently impresses by constantly delivering a too rare, rich theatrical vibe to the small screen. A bit of patience may be required with the more subtle and psychological of the stories, but all in all this half dozen set of variant views of the dark side provides the chills. BLAME Doctor Ana Torres does the old bait and switch on pal Gloria when she offers her and her young daughter room and board in exchange for Gloria’s aid at her in-home medical practice. Gloria soon learns that not only is Ana carrying a torch for her, but that she also wants her to assist in providing secret abortions to boot.
Redneck Home Remodels Everyone has their dream home but because the expense often outweighs the reality, we work with what we have and remodel piece by piece. Even with this more frugal approach, it can be costly; therefore, the list below is an inspirational group of visionaries that have taken their remodeling into their own hands, showing us how to save a buck in the process. (We thought we’d change things up a bit today and present some home renovations you might not be doing in the near future. Here they are, presented by us here at BuildDirect) 1. If you’re looking to add an extra bedroom or two to accommodate your growing kin (or some imposing houseguests), you might want to look to this subtle home expansion as an example. source: 2. Adding a custom crafted front deck to your home can add a wonderful aesthetic appeal but it can also cost thousands of dollars when all is said and done. 3. source: 5. 6. 7.
Werewolf Legends from Germany translated and edited by D. L. Ashliman University of Pittsburgh © 1997-2010. Contents Return to D. The Morbach Monster Anonymous Have you ever heard of the Morbach Monster? I first learned of the legend while I was stationed at Hahn Airforce Base, Germany. Supposedly Wittlich is the last town where a werewolf was killed. One night a group of security policemen were on the way to their post at Morbach, when they noticed that the candle was out at the shrine, and all joked about the monster. Later that night alarms were received from a fence-line sensor. This occured around 1988. There have always been "ghost" stories dreamed up by bored security policemen, but this is one I have heard over and over again. Source: E-mail, dated October 6, 1997, to D. The Werewolf F. By using a so-called wolf strap, any person could transform himself into a werewolf. In earlier times there were a great many such straps, but today, along with the wolves, they seem to have been banned to Russia. Source: F. A.
25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen Midnight in Paris Woody Allen’s latest places starving writer Owen Wilson in Paris with his fiancée, Rachel McAdams. Searching for inspiration for his incomplete novel, Owen begins taking strolls around the city at night where he discovers an unexpected group of people. I wish I could be more specific, but it would ruin the surprise. Know that it is brilliant, witty and full of mystique. 92% on Rotten Tomatoes (RT). Let the Right One In The best vampire movie ever made in my opinion. Watch Let the Right One In for FREE on Amazon Instant Video The Man From Earth Holy &#%@ this film’s plot is fascinating! Garden State This is my absolute favorite film. Waking Life It’s impossible for you to grasp Waking Life without actually watching it, but I’ll do my best to explain it. Watch Waking Life for FREE on Amazon Instant Video Closer This film is a rather dark, yet comedic story about the twisted relationships between Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen and Julia Roberts. Sin Nombre Snatch The Descent
Alarm Clocks - Get Help Waking Up in the Morning at WomansDay.com For most people, getting out of bed in the morning is a bit of a struggle. Luckily, the 10 clocks below are here to help. Some wake you up with an annoyingly loud noise, while others won't shut off until you complete a task--but they all promise to get even the sleepiest sleepyhead up and moving. Start Your Engines It’s full speed ahead as soon as this Genuine Hotrod Hardware drag-racing alarm clock goes off. Hide and Go Seek There's no excuse for waking up late with this alarm clock. Attention! Ever wonder what waking up in the army would be like? Duck for Cover This Sonic Grenade alarm clock is guaranteed to get your sleepy children out of bed. Blast Off The Rocket Launcher alarm clock will really "launch" you from your bed. Puzzled There's probably nothing more annoying than putting together a puzzle before you've even had a cup of coffee, but with the Puzzle Alarm Clock, you'll have to do just that. Get Up, Stand Up Don’t Drop the Bomb Cock-a-Doodle-Doo It Keeps Going and Going