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Another example of why you sometimes can’t trust your first impressions. The Leaning Tower Illusion. #whoa

“These images are identical, yet the tower on the right appears to lean more. Why?

Frederick Kingdom, Ali Yoonessi, and Elena Gheorghiu of McGill University discovered this effect in 2007. Normally parallel towers viewed from below appear to converge with distance; because that doesn’t happen here, the brain infers that the towers are diverging.”

Text via Futility Closet, image from Wikipedia.

This animated gif of city lights turning on is pretty to look at.

By Hajin Bae, aka soulist-aurora, on Tumblr

An orange (as in the fruit) lamp.

By Caleb Charland, via Colossal.

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