35 examples of this extraordinary phenomenon whereby with the aid of a camera from the exact right distance and angle you can play tricks on your eyes (and head).
“An idler’s miscellany of compendious amusements” – ’nuff said’ as good old Bernard Trink of The Bangkok Post would put it..
William Dean Howells to Mark Twain, Nov. 5, 1875: “The type-writer came Wednesday night, and is already beginning to have
its effect on me. Of course it doesn’t work: if I can persuade some of
the letters to get up against the ribbon they won’t get down again
without digital assistance. The treadle refuses to have any part or
parcel in the performance; and I don’t know how to get the roller to turn with the paper. Nevertheless I have begun several letters to My d ar lemans,
as it prefers to spell your respected name, and I don’t despair yet of
sending you something in its beautiful handwriting-after I’ve had a man
out from the agent’s to put it in order. It’s fascinating in the
meantime, and it wastes my time like an old friend”
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When you’re a young man you may hear people warning you that your girlfriend/wife/partner will end up being (and looking) like their mother.
This site illustrates this theory and takes it further – daughter and father – son and uncle – 2 sisters and so on – fascinating stuff..