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Are the blue lines curved or straight?

Place your mouse on the image, and click. The green lines will disappear, and you might be surprised at what you see! (The green lines will return when you release the mouse.)

Herring Illusion

This is known as the Herring Illusion, named after psychologist Ewald Herring. Although the horizontal lines are straight, they appear to be bent because the lines in the background create perspective and the illusion of depth.

Optical Illusions

Inversions are my favorite type of optical illusion, especially those by Scott Kim.

The following Scott Kim original is my favorite inversion: