It’s all about the perspective. Well, it’s also a little about how easily our eyes can be tricked.
Here’s optical illusion expert BrussPup pulling the old perspective trick on us by making us think something is real when it’s not and making us believe something is fake when it’s actually the real object. It’s a fun video because he doubles down on the effect by zooming in on the photos up close. They still look totally 3D at that distance but they’re not.
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