## Parallel lines

These lines appear to be angled up or down, but the horizontal lines are actually all parallel. Need proof? Try covering the top and bottom of one line of squares with a piece of paper. No slants to be found!

## Spinning seeds

Your eyes will keep jumping to the spinning sunbursts of seeds – even though they’re all staying still.

## Hidden message

Lose your focus a bit (seriously – try to go a little cross-eyed) and you’ll spot a secret message hiding in the black dots. Take a closer look, though, and the words will disappear from sight.

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Can you figure out which of these windows is bigger? Not only are they the exact same size, but their tops and bottoms are also directly in line with each other. Talk about a new perspective.

## Innie or outie?

Is the smallest point of this black and white illusion pointing in or sticking out? It’s anyone’s guess.

## Disappearing dots

An oldie but goodie. Your brain thinks there’s a black circle inside each white one – until you focus on that white circle. Then you realise it was never there at all.

## Rotating circles

When your eyes dart to one seemingly spinning circle, the others around them appear to start rotating. Your eyes don’t know where to look!

## Large and small

Which blue dot is bigger: the one on the left or the one on the right? Good for you if you guessed the same size! The left just looks smaller compared to the big circles and empty space around it.

If these optical illusions are bending your brain, check out these 44 Mandela Effect examples that will send it even deeper into a loop!

## New squares

At first glance, the four diamonds in this picture pop right out. But look closer – there’s not a single line creating those shapes. The contrast between the black and white makes your brain assume they exist.

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## Spinning colours

Optical illusions like this will leave you dazed and confused. The colours seem to be swirling around, even though it’s a still image.