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Friday, June 13, 2014

The Missing Square Puzzle Paradox

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The missing square puzzle is an optical illusion used in mathematics classes to help students understand geometrical figures. It depicts two arrangements made of similar shapes in somewhat different configurations.

The key to the puzzle is the fact that neither of the "triangles" is truly a triangle, because what appears to be the hypotenuse is bent. In other words, the "hypotenuse" does not maintain a consistent slope, even though it may appear that way to the human eye. So, with the bent hypotenuse the first figure actually occupies a combined 32 units, while the second figure occupies 33, including the "missing" square. Note the grid point where the red and blue triangles in the lower image meet and compare it to the same point on the other figure; the edge is slightly under the mark in the upper image, but goes through it in the lower. A very fascinating and interesting geometrical puzzle.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Illusion Building Bâtiment

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Bâtiment Building is a mirrored installation made by artist Leandro Erlich on display at Le 104 in Paris as part of his "In Perceptions" exhibition. The piece is bright in its simplicity as it consists of a massive building facade is constructed on the floor near a towering mirror giving anyone reflected the uncanny appearance of being weightless. Enjoy this beautiful piece of architecture in the photo gallery presented below.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Paul Lawrence: The Enigma

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Paul Lawrence is a showman with blue puzzle pieces tattooed all over his body who has made a name for himself performing  tricks such as sword swallowing, pushing a moving power drill up his nose and swallowing various liquids, pumping them out of his stomach and swallowing them again. He is also known as The Enigma and is an accomplished musician as well.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Indoor Clouds by Berndnaut Smilde

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Berndnaut Smilde is a Dutch artist who since 2010 has been skillfully creating clouds inside indoor spaces. The artists has mastered the art of controlling the weather conditions of a room by making clouds appear inside the oddest of spaces. This projects was called “Nimbus” and it combines various interior of rooms and with clouds figures.  Smilde playfully reinterprets the cartoon reference of a cloud as a the universal sign of bad luck by creating the profound where walking into an empty space dominated by a colossal cloud makes one ask whether it is real or just a strange hallucination.

In fact, very few people have actually seen Berndnaut Smilde's work in person. As short-lived as a summer storm, his unusual clouds live only to exist in photographic form. Somewhere in-between reality and illustration, the beauty of a fleeting smog is captured on a print that becomes the only way to prove that they ever in fact existed.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Kim Keever Aquarium Art

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Artist Kim Keever creates amazingly real landscapes within a 200-gallon aquarium filled with water. To do this, he uses plastic parts, colorful lights and insoluble pigments. Due to the movement of these pigments in the water, Kim has only a split second to make high-quality photos.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Unusual Circuses Arround The World

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A small photo selection of most amazing and unusual circuses around the world. Discover unusual clowns, acrobats and magicians and enjoy the beautiful stage decorations.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Dreaming Camera Café

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In Seoul, South Korea, the architects have created a cafe called Dreaming Camera Cafe, containing two floors of rooms for stay. Besides a coffee shop and tables in the café, there is a small museum of photography. This creative building is already a success among photography enthusiasts.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

World Record for Puzzle Solving

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Jigsaw Puzzle Record
Elaine Lewis managed to complete a 250-piece jigsaw in an unbelievable 14 minutes, 58 seconds - more than half of the existing record. With official witnesses Councillor Pam King and Express editor Mandy Leigh looking on, Elaine was a hurricane of puzzle power as she fitted together an oval picture of famous Guinness world record breakers.

She overcame the previous record of 34 minutes proving that experience and dedication really is all you need. Elaine Lewis said: "I’m really pleased with the time. I could have done it again in that time and still beaten the record! My optician probably wouldn’t like me doing them that much - and certainly not my osteopath!" Elaine undertook the challenge to raise awareness of her son’s rare chromosome disorder, called Williams Syndrome and was able to raise more than £300 in sponsorship from doing the challenge.
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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Amazing Roofs

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A collection of amazing roofs from around the world. A proof that modern architecture has no limits and the creativity - boundaries. Discover ans solve architecture jigsaw puzzles online.