American Gothic

In 1930, Iowa artist Grant Wood painted American Gothic. The models he used for the painting were his sister Nan Wood Graham and his dentist, Byron McKeeby.

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You take the high road…

This looks like two photos of the same road, taken from different angles. But it’s actually just the same photo twice. Apparently, the visual system treats the image as if it were a single photo of two separate roads. The outlines of the two roads are parallel to one...

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Pizza Math

Did you know that an 18" pizza has more calories than two 12" pizzas? Here is the math: 18" Pizza = Π(18/2)2 = 254 square inches 12" Pizza = Π(12/2)2 = 226 square inches Think about that, the next time you open the Domino's Pizza App!!

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Science Fiction

Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science...

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Top 10 Words and Phrases people say Incorrectly

Supposably – SupposedlyFor all intensive purposes – For all intents and purposesI need to lay down – I need to lie downPacifically – SpecificallyOf upmost importance – Of utmost importanceI seen it – I saw itExpresso – EspressoEx Cetera – Et CeteraI could care less –...

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Parallel Lines

Believe it or not, the horizontal lines are all perfectly parallel. To prove this to yourself, just squint at the image or look at it from the side. Notice that, even after you’re completely convinced that the lines are parallel, the illusion continues to work....

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