Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Two Separate Triangle Illusions

How can this be true? Observe the picture closely and it will come to you. Feel free to comment about it, but try not to give it away. This is amongst the classic illusions out there. So where did the extra space come from?
Triangle Illusion

If you enjoyed the one above, then you should enjoy the new one below. Once you understand the principle, you understand all the variations. I'll give you a hint: It's a mathematical illusion.
Mathematical Triangle

I'm curious to learn, in the comments, how long it took you to figure it out. Don't feel bad if it took you a few tries over a few days though.  ▣

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