Another optical illusion is here to blow/bend/break your mind

We've seen all manner of optical illusions here at Creative Bloq, and they usually involve objects appearing to do things that they aren't actually doing. With that in mind, here are some lines that appear to be curved – but aren't.

Stare at the grid below, and the lines in your peripheral vision will probably appear to curve and distort, but when you fix your focus on them, they straighten out again. It's an oldie but a goodie – and there's a pretty simple explanation. (Looking for more examples? Check out the best optical illusions of all time).

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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.