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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  • Blueoktober

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

  • Blueoktober

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

  • Andrew

    So is the terrifying part in a different video?

    • http://www.disinfo.com Disinformation

      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 …

      • Andrew

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

        • Redacted

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

          • Andrew

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

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1015530038 Reebeka Lizak

          That was Disinformation’s comment to you.

          • Andrew

            Not explicitly.

  • Andrew

    So is the terrifying part in a different video?

  • http://disinfo.com Disinformation

    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 …

  • Redacted

    Interesting. 

    The British seem to have much better television as well.

  • Anonymous

    Interesting. 

    The British seem to have much better television as well.

  • Petrified

    Yep absolutely and completely mind-bogglingly terrifying!

  • Petrified

    Yep absolutely and completely mind-bogglingly terrifying!

  • Andrew

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1015530038 Reebeka Lizak

    That was Disinformation’s comment to you.

  • PlasticBiddy

    The only terrifying thing about this video is Sandi Toksvig.

  • Anonymous

    The only terrifying thing about this video is Sandi Toksvig.

  • Anonymous

    The only terrifying thing about this video is Sandi Toksvig.

  • Anonymous

    The only terrifying thing about this video is Sandi Toksvig.

  • Andrew

    Not explicitly.

  • Andrew

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/ian.richardson Ian Richardson

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ian.richardson Ian Richardson

    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.