The Terrifying Hollow Face Illusion (Video)

Hollow FaceGreat find from Esther Inglis-Arkell on io9.com:

Stephen Fry and the panelists on the BBC show QI are struck by the strange motions of the inverted face of Albert Einstein demonstrating the Hollow Face Illusion, and a little side-variation of the illusion.

We’ve told you about the Hollow Face Illusion before. This illusion involves a sculpted face, but instead of the usual convex human face of a sculpture, the sculpture is flipped and we’re shown the inside of the face. In this case, it looks like Einstein stuck his face in some molten plastic and we’re looking at the impression.

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28 Comments on "The Terrifying Hollow Face Illusion (Video)"

  1. Blueoktober | Sep 19, 2011 at 12:26 am |

    Ya mean like that the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland has had for over 50 years.

  2. Blueoktober | Sep 18, 2011 at 8:26 pm |

    Ya mean like that the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland has had for over 50 years.

  3. So is the terrifying part in a different video?

  4. So is the terrifying part in a different video?

  5. If terror is blood and guts and gore and ghastly experience, yes, hear you, but if terror can be that your mind will do things automatically because of your biology …

  6. Anonymous | Sep 19, 2011 at 2:07 am |

    Interesting. 

    The British seem to have much better television as well.

  7. Interesting. 

    The British seem to have much better television as well.

  8. Petrified | Sep 19, 2011 at 3:46 am |

    Yep absolutely and completely mind-bogglingly terrifying!

  9. Petrified | Sep 18, 2011 at 11:46 pm |

    Yep absolutely and completely mind-bogglingly terrifying!

  10. You want real terror?  How do you know your mind isn’t doing everything automatically because of your biology right now?

  11. Anonymous | Sep 19, 2011 at 5:10 am |

    I’m in the bushes outside your window watching you.

  12. Anonymous | Sep 19, 2011 at 5:10 am |

    I’m in the bushes outside your window watching you.

  13. Anonymous | Sep 19, 2011 at 5:10 am |

    I’m in the bushes outside your window watching you.

  14. That was Disinformation’s comment to you.

  15. Anonymous | Sep 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm |

    The only terrifying thing about this video is Sandi Toksvig.

  16. Anonymous | Sep 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm |

    The only terrifying thing about this video is Sandi Toksvig.

  17. Anonymous | Sep 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm |

    The only terrifying thing about this video is Sandi Toksvig.

  18. PlasticBiddy | Sep 19, 2011 at 9:00 am |

    The only terrifying thing about this video is Sandi Toksvig.

  19. Not explicitly.

  20. “The comment replies are coming from inside the house!”

  21. There is a whole wall of these including some other famous characters in New Zealand.  It was the first time I saw them.  That was about 11 years ago.

  22. There is a whole wall of these including some other famous characters in New Zealand.  It was the first time I saw them.  That was about 11 years ago.

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