This stunning 3D slide optical illusion just broke my brain

Anti-gravity optical illusion
(Image credit: StruckDuck on YouTube)

Another day, another optical illusion. The internet can't get enough of mind benders and/or bogglers, and new examples go wild on social media every other day. But here's one of the most impressive we've seen recently.

A new 3D-printed illusion creates the effect of a ball defying gravity by sliding uphill on its own accord. This, of course, isn't exactly what's happening – but it's so realistic that YouTubers can't quite believe what they're watching. It's definitely up there with the best optical illusions we've seen.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.