5 Amazing ‘Magic’ Tricks That Work According the Laws of Physics

Can an empty wine bottle refill by itself? Is it possible to break the bottom of a bottle without making it turn into smithereens? This may sound as ‘magic’, but in reality it is nothing more than… application of the laws of physics. Here you can see some “tricks” with which you can impress your friends, but in reality they simply “obey” the laws of Nature, writes Douglas Main in Popular Science, such as presented by Tim Shaw in the show «None of the Above» on the National Geographic Channel.

1. The trick with an empty wine bottle

Empty the contents of a bottle of wine in a bowl and allow minimal amount in the bottle. Then place the bottle in the microwave for about three minutes. Immediately after that take it out (be careful not to burn your hands!) and soak its mouth into the bowl with the wine. See what happens in the video below:

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This Amazing and Simple Physics Experiment Will Make You Doubt Your Eyes! [Video]

Physics is a science with has brought plenty of applications in our daily life. And even despite the fact that as a school lesson it looks like Chinese arithmetic to many people, in fact it is not that difficult to understand! Just one small and simple experiment, such as the one presented in this post, which anyone can do at home, not only will surprise you with its results but will also demonstrate and help you better understand some of the basic physical laws.

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5 Really Scary Optical Illusion Paintings That Will Astonish You!

Normally I don’t post the articles like this, but these pictures really astonished me so I decided to share them with the readers of my blog who love optical illusions and are fond of the paranormal.

A private collector from Spain has a unique collection of old paintings with stereo effect, which makes the image change at an angle.

At first sight, you can see a depiction of people from the past times. However, once you change the view angle, a scary picture of an evil creature will appear before you. These paintings are really creepy! Enjoy!

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How Our Vision Limits Our Perception of the World

alter perception Everyone has limits, for example, how fast he can run or how long he can stay without water. But what about the limitations of our five senses, which in essence are the tools we use to perceive our environment?

Approximately one quarter of the brain is involved in visual functions, so the sight is unquestionably the most important sense for our perception of the world.

1. The visible spectrum

It is certainly the most well-known limit of our senses. The human eye recognizes light with a wavelength between 390 and 750 nanometers. At the same time, some animals are able to perceive light at other wavelengths.

2. Visual field

Healthy eyes have a visual field of about 200 degrees from right to left. About 120 of the 200 degrees are shared by the two eyes, creating the Continue reading

Psychological Concentration Test: Optical Illusion

Here is an optical illusion of motion and color perception, which can reveal if you have normal psychological concentration.

This psychological picture test shows the amazing ability of the human brain, and perhaps, after a successful outcome of the test, it will make you wonder if we perceive the world correctly or maybe our brain deceives us. What if what we see around us is a kind of illusion of perception? Continue reading

Near-death experiences can be explained by physiological factors

light at the end of the tunnelNear-death experiences (NDE), like hovering over one’s body or meeting deceased relatives and friends, are mind games rather than insights into the afterlife, claim British scientists.

Psychologists from the University of Edinburgh and the Medical Research Council (MRC) in Britain concluded that those who “die” and come back to life describe experiences that are merely “dysfunctional manifestations of physiological brain functions“. Continue reading