Saturday, 25 July 2009

The Most Amazing Optical Illusion

Here is something you don’t see every day.

In my view this illusion is totally mind-boggling.

We all know how Ponzo illusion works, in case you don't, The Ponzo illusion is an optical illusion that was first demonstrated by the Italian psychologist Mario Ponzo in 1913.

He then suggested that the human mind judges an object’s size based on its background but in this particular example it’s really hard to settle that both red lines are exactly the same - I measured them and you should too. Still, I can’t deal with the fact that the further line isn’t little bolder and little longer. Can you convince yourself? How can “what we see” and “what our mind is telling us” exist in harmony?

ponzo illusion optical illusion

Now Russia Too Has A Stealth Bomber: The Sukhoi PAK FA

Apparently Russia now has its own stealth jet bomber. They have promised to have it ready some time this year and it will go into full production during 2010.

They claim that the design of the plane is still kept secret and these sketches are the only clue that people have, but as it is known it would be a decent F-22 competitor.

russian stealth bomber sukhoi pak fa
russian stealth bomber sukhoi pak fa
russian stealth bomber sukhoi pak fa
russian stealth bomber sukhoi pak fa
russian stealth bomber sukhoi pak fa

russian stealth bomber sukhoi pak fa
russian stealth bomber sukhoi pak fa

The Freakiest Magazine In History

Girls and Corpses? "Well, if you're like me --explains the author, writer Robert Steven "Corpsy" Rhine-- you like two things: beautiful girls and rotting corpses. So, I thought, why not bring these two great tastes together in one magazine?"

Probably the world's most bizarre magazine in history, Girls and Corpses is sort of like Maxim Magazine meets Dawn Of The Dead. There are pictures in each issue of beautiful, scantily clad young beauties posing with hideous, decaying, festering corpses. As they would put it, "so many corpses... so little time".

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The Most Beautiful Of The Galaxies

the spiral galaxy

Also known as NGC 123, the 'Spiral Galaxy' is dominated by millions of bright stars and dark dust, caught up in a gravitational swirl of spiral arms rotating about the center.

Open clusters containing bright blue stars can be seen sprinkled along these spiral arms, while dark lanes of dense interstellar dust can be seen sprinkled between them.

Less visible, but detectable, are billions of dim normal stars and vast tracts of interstellar gas, together wielding such high mass that they dominate the dynamics of the inner galaxy.

Invisible are even greater amounts of matter in a form we don't yet know - pervasive dark matter needed to explain the motions of the visible in the outer galaxy.

Kim Ung-Yong: The World's Greatest 'Super Genious'

Kim Ung-Yong attended University at age 4, gained Ph.D at age 15; he has the worlds highest IQ.

kim ung-yong super genius child prodige

This Korean super-genius was born in 1962 and might just be the smartest guy alive today (he's recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as having the highest IQ of anyone on the planet).

By the age of four he was already able to read in Japanese, Korean, German, and English. By the age of five he solved complicated differential and integral calculus problems. Later, on Japanese television, he demonstrated his proficiency in Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, German, English, Japanese, and Korean. Kim was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records under "Highest IQ"; the book estimated the boy's score at over 210.

Kim was a guest student of physics at Hanyang University from the age of 3 until he was 6. At the age of 7 he was invited to America by NASA. He finished his university studies, eventually getting a Ph.D. in physics at Colorado State University before he was 15.

In 1974, during his university studies, he began his research work at NASA and continued this work until his return to Korea in 1978 where he decided to switch from physics to civil engineering and eventually received a doctorate in that field. Kim was offered the chance to study at the most prestigious universities in Korea, but instead chose to attend a provincial university. As of 2007 he also serves as adjunct faculty at Chungbuk National University.