“Don’t be foolish”, I imagine you’re probably yelling at your mobile phone screen right now. I don’t need an optical illusion to tell me that I’m an adult, I’ve got 12 GCSE’s for goodness sake.
OK, you’ve probably got a point, but the fact you’re reading this probably means you’re at least a little bit intrigued?
Watch the video below and pay close attention to the orange blob as apparently your perception of his size, says a lot about your mind:
How did that work out for you? This is called the Ebbinghaus illusion, and interestingly it tends to trick adults but not children. Were you tricked into thinking it was bigger? Well you need to grow up, mate…
This gif helps to put it in perspective a bit better: