Illusion

Scientists Finally Cracked the Code of the Mayan Calendar

Scientists Finally Cracked the Code of the Mayan Calendar
Curiosities
5 months ago

Can you tell me what date it is today? Piece of cake. You just look at your smartphone, and voilà: you immediately know the day, month, and year. But, was it always this easy to tell the date? Did the ancient people even have the concept of a year that lasts 365 days? Yes and no. Mayan calendars had cycles. That’s close to what we call a year. But the Mayan cycle was much longer: 819 days. And this is where the mystery begins. 819 days compared to what? When does this calendar begin, and when does it end?

18 Misleading Pics That Are Harder to Get Than a Math Equation

18 Misleading Pics That Are Harder to Get Than a Math Equation
Curiosities
year ago

We see thousands of things a day, but they’re easy to forget if they’re not special. But it also happens that you witness something so confusing and unimaginable that it makes your whole brain reboot. You can’t help but pause for a sec, wondering, “Is this really happening?”. Ultimately, it turns out that it was just an illusion, and the universe was playing a joke on everyone, but thankfully, some people managed to capture those moments in a crazy pic.

16 People Who Know How to Create Illusions and Make Us Question Our Eyesight

16 People Who Know How to Create Illusions and Make Us Question Our Eyesight
Curiosities
year ago

Creating an illusion with photography doesn’t mean that you have to edit a photo in order for it to look like something else. The result can be achieved by simply taking advantage of the natural glare and positioning the camera at the right angle. This is how the people who took the pictures shown below created incredibly confusing visuals that will make you giggle.

15+ Pictures That Are So Perfectly Timed It’s Almost Art

15+ Pictures That Are So Perfectly Timed It’s Almost Art
Curiosities
year ago

Angle, lighting, and mood can make a captured picture worthwhile. But impeccable timing may also result in a memorable shot. And while skilled reflexes help you achieve that, it is often sheer luck that turns a photograph into a hilarious coincidence or a beautiful illusion. Here, we rounded up some of the most unique pics taken at the very right moment that will leave you perplexed and questioning your eyesight.

Why Triangular Sandwiches Taste Better Than Rectangular Ones

Why Triangular Sandwiches Taste Better Than Rectangular Ones
Curiosities
5 months ago

Why do you think right and left matter when it comes to headphones? The sound moves really slowly. The echo is a good example. Try shout at a distant building to hear your voice bouncing back at you with a slight delay. The sounds move slowly enough so the brain can detect the time difference between the sound that arrives at your right and left ear. Even if the difference is minimal, like 10 microseconds. This is something we know as the interaural time difference. If your friend speaks on your right, your brain knows the sound is coming from that side because it takes a little bit longer for the same sound to get to your left ear.

A Guide to 5 Women’s Body Shapes | The Most Common Body Types for Women

A Guide to 5 Women’s Body Shapes | The Most Common Body Types for Women
Girls stuff
year ago

There is beauty in uniqueness. All bodies are beautiful and come in different sizes, shapes, and features. Studies have found that although each body is unique, it is possible to categorize based on the similarities we share. These lead to various categories that each female body fits into.Knowing your body shape is a useful tool when dressing and feeling confident in what you wear. So, let’s learn together all about your body shape.

15+ People Who See a Whole New World in the Details

15+ People Who See a Whole New World in the Details
Curiosities
year ago

There’s a phenomenon called “pareidolia,” where our mind tricks us into seeing faces in inanimate objects. But that’s not all, as one recent study claims that in those illusory faces we can recognize age, emotion, and gender. Fortunately, the Internet has plenty of fun examples for those who find this ability amusing or have yet to experience it.

People Share 18 Life Hacks That Are So Simple You’ll Wish You Had Come Up With Them Earlier

People Share 18 Life Hacks That Are So Simple You’ll Wish You Had Come Up With Them Earlier

Sometimes we might wish there was a pill that could automatically solve all our problems. Although it hasn’t been invented yet, we can do just fine with ingenious tips people somehow manage to come up with. Legend has it, it’s either because of a necessity or outright laziness. In any case, it wholly depends on how you look at it, and we don’t mind the benefits the life hacks bring us.

15 Pics That Prove That the Best Things in Life Are Timeless

15 Pics That Prove That the Best Things in Life Are Timeless
Curiosities
year ago

Time is not an unstoppable force bent on making your back hurt and giving you a few gray hairs. Scientifically speaking, time does not really exist how we perceive it. As our favorite physic superstar, Einstein showed us — space and time are fluid and relative. They are affected by gravity and your speed. The people below are not scientific geniuses (maybe some of them are, we are not sure) but they totally echo that sentiment: time is nothing but a very persistent illusion.Bright Side wants to share with you 15 pictures that truly remind us that some of the most heartwarming and wholesome things are unscratched by the passing of time.

20+ Times Our Eyes Deceived Us and We Didn’t Even Realize It

20+ Times Our Eyes Deceived Us and We Didn’t Even Realize It
Curiosities
2 years ago

Some things in this world are absolute magic, and others are just an illusion. The key point here is not to fall for things we see too fast and to at least try to do a double-take. After all, our universe has many simple yet tricky ways to catch our attention and truly deceive our eyes.

16 Pics That Prove Reality Is Stranger Than Fiction

16 Pics That Prove Reality Is Stranger Than Fiction
Curiosities
2 years ago

There are many hypotheses about existence itself. Among them is a theory called the “simulation hypothesis,” according to which nothing we see is actually real — or not in the way we understand the word “real.” The theory states that everything is an illusion. It probably sounds crazy to you, but sometimes certain things happen that make us doubt everything.

14 Pictures Whose Angles Caused a Great Deal of Confusion

14 Pictures Whose Angles Caused a Great Deal of Confusion
Curiosities
2 years ago

Imagine that you wake up at night in your bedroom. You’re still half asleep and begin looking for a glass of water you left there before going to bed. When you finally manage to open your eyes, you get scared because you mistake a sweater you left hanging from your chair for a human torso. You’re probably still in a place between waking and sleeping, so you’re not sure if you’re actually dreaming or not. Well, sometimes pictures actually manage to capture similar strange illusions that seem so real, they make us doubt whether we’re awake or sleeping.

17 Clues That Make the Legendary Series “Twin Peaks” a Little Less Tangled

17 Clues That Make the Legendary Series “Twin Peaks” a Little Less Tangled
Films
3 years ago

The Twin Peaks series that was released in 1990 still excites the minds of its audience. The story created by David Lynch and Mark Frost lasted for 3 seasons as a series, one full-length movie, and several books. But even the most thorough studies of all these materials don’t provide answers to all the (still outstanding) questions. There are numerous versions of things happening and each of them can be a clue.

Who Dreamscapers Are and Why Dating Them Can Turn Into a Total Disaster

Who Dreamscapers Are and Why Dating Them Can Turn Into a Total Disaster
Relationships
3 years ago

They may tell you that they see a future with you, be very attentive on significant dates, and ask what your parents’ names are. But then, suddenly, they say they’re not so sure about you and not ready for a serious relationship, and you start thinking about what you could’ve missed that would lead to this immense disappointment. Spoiler alert: there were no signs, and yes, you’ve been “dreamscaped.”

What Clothes Women Need to Choose for 5 Non-Standard Leg Shapes

What Clothes Women Need to Choose for 5 Non-Standard Leg Shapes
Girls stuff
3 years ago

Trends are tempting and some of us may be seduced by them even if they don’t fit us. Leggings, kitten heels, and babydoll dresses can even spoil your figure and show your legs from a less attractive side. But most trends can still be followed if we just listen to these simple tips.

9 Rules of Life That Rich People Follow While Poor People Consider Them Stupid

9 Rules of Life That Rich People Follow While Poor People Consider Them Stupid
Curiosities
5 months ago

While the tips about reading a lot and working less in the office may sound pretty good, it’s not enough to follow them to become a person who is well-off financially. It’s important to have a certain mindset and this way of thinking that can be developed thanks to certain habits. Millionaires have a similar attitude toward many things and it’s not without reason. The same goes for people who can barely make ends meet.

13 Ploys Restaurants Use to Make Us Spend More Money

13 Ploys Restaurants Use to Make Us Spend More Money
Curiosities
5 months ago

Visiting a restaurant or a café is a pleasant way to spend your time. That’s why while being relaxed we don’t even think about the fact that the owner of the restaurant could be using special tricks to make us spend more money. There are people who keep checking their bills for the presence of dishes they didn’t order but this trick is not used that often by restaurants anymore. All because they try to think up new and more sly ways to cheat their clients and get more profit.

7 Century-Old Road Show Tricks Are Being Revealed

7 Century-Old Road Show Tricks Are Being Revealed
Curiosities
year ago

One of the most famous magicians in the world, David Copperfield, once said, “The real secret of magic lies in the performance.” In one of his tricks, he makes a train carriage rise above the ground, levitate, and vanish. How does he do that? It turns out that the greater part of any magic trick is thorough preparation, practice, and the art of making the audience see what you want it to see.

10+ Hilariously Misleading Things That Will Make You Look Twice

10+ Hilariously Misleading Things That Will Make You Look Twice
Curiosities
5 months ago

Pretty much everyone has experienced the phenomenon of seeing things that aren’t really there. This type of illusion is called pareidolia, and it tricks our brains into perceiving familiar shapes in the strangest of places. Bright Side decided to collect a few of the most hilarious objects we can easily confuse with something completely unrelated at first glance.