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Visual Illusions: Why You See Things That Aren’t There

So, you know when cartoon characters bump their head and then there’s, like, stars start whirling around them? Well, there’s actually some truth to that: if you bump your head hard enough, you might actually see little flickering lights in your eyes. These flickers are an example of what’s known as an entoptic phenomenon, where…

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8 Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions

This video is an illusion. It might seem like I’m moving around, but I’m not. I’m just a series of completely still images flashing quickly before your eyes. Your brain is stitching those frames together to create the perception that I’m moving around like I would be if I were right there in front of…

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The Sticky Balloon Trick! | Physics for Kids

Want to see a really cool trick? Watch this! I’ll take this balloon… …rub it on my shirt… … gently place it on the wall…and… …ta-dah! It sticks to the wall! Thank you very much! This balloon-sticking trick might seem like magic. But it’s not at all! The balloon sticks to the wall because of…

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How Harry Potter Turns You Into A Wizard

How many times have you tried to wish yourself into your favorite fictional world like what if you were actually a student at Hogwarts playing quidditch and brewing potions? Well good news! Turns out that reading harry Potter could make your dream a reality and kind of turn you into a wizard… subconsciously. Psychologists have…

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This Illusion Might Not Work Depending on Where You’re From

[INTRO ♪] Everyone loves a good optical illusion. There are ones that play with your perception of color, or look like they’re swirling even though they’re still. And how about the Müller-Lyer illusion? It’s named after the German sociologist, Franz Carl Müller-Lyer, who came up the image in 1889. Basically, it’s a couple of arrow-like…

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