This surreal looking image is not an optical illusion- but in fact a real man-made structure called a Ecoduct. They are placed in strategic positions in the Netherlands in the shape of bridges and tunnels. These are created to provide a save passage for walking, crawling and even flying wildlife. The Ecoducts literally create a bridge  between habitats so animals can freely find food, reproduce and thus survive. Amazing example on how our intelligence can be used to live with nature and not just in it.

Ecobridge in the Netherlands

Ecoduct in the Netherlands: Location A50 Highway

The IBM 701 was the first computer build by IBM

Here we will take a walk down digital history as we talk about the first computer ever build. It is hard to imagine a world without computers nowadays. If they are being used for; accounting, customer data bases for businesses, government insight into our personal lives or…. playing Hello Kitty Island Adventures, everyone uses them. In fact… surveys show that the average person now spends between 4-to 6 hours a day behind a computer.

The IBM 701 was the first computer build by IBM

This 1954 photo shows IBM manager Herbert Grosch explaining the 701 to Ronald Reagan.

It is quite amazing how computers have had such a big impact on our lives in such a short time-span and how fast the technology has evolved. While people are currently walking around with phones in their pockets that are as powerful as a NASA supercomputer from ten years ago- I thought it would be interesting to look back on how it all started and present to you the first ever computer graphics movie- dating back from 1963!  In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, The first computer with a hard disk drive (HDD). The HDD weighed over a ton and stored 5MB of  data. Now that will make you appreciate your flash USB drive more.,doesn’t it? So what could this behemoth of a computer do?…. Keep reading to find out!

Believe it or not, but this is not a manipulated photo- nor is it an optical illusion. His name is  Francisco Domingo Joaquim  from Angola and he is the proud owner of the title  “World’s Biggest Mouth”. His mouth measures 17 cm (6.69 inches), which was measured on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Rome, Italy, on 18 March 2010. His “jaw dropping talent” (pun intended) was discovered by Guinness Book or Records researchers who were scouting Youtube for new talent. After a two year search- they were finally able to catch up with him and officialy measure his massive mouth. Pretty bizarre huh?

Francisco Domingo Joaquim demonstrating his jaw dropping talent!

This wonderful piece of 3D chalk art was created by Chris Carlson. It features gaming icon Super Mario – leaping from a Nintendo controller. It took the Denver based artist over 11 hours to complete this masterpiece and below you can find a time-lapse video on how it was created. For more of Chris Carlson’s amazing work – be sure to check out his Tumblr page here.

picture of 3d Street Art featuring Super Mario

Super Mario – Street Art

Perfectly timed photo creates a funny illusion

Everybody and their grandmother loves funny illusions. With that in mind I decided to scour the internet for some of the funniest – perfectly timed illusions I could lay my hands on.

A couple of years ago it took amazing skill and patience of the photographer to capture these sort funny illusions. However as cameras continue to improve, the chances of capturing something at just the right moment has gotten a lot easier.In a lot of those situations a funny illusion can appear – even when the photographer wasn’t trying. This can leave us with some hysterical and sometimes unbelievable illusions. Here you will find some of my personal favorites. I hope you liked them and let me know which one made you giggle the most by dropping a comment below. Did you manage to capture some funny illusions yourself? Then be sure to use the submit button and send it along to be added to the gallery. The most funny illusion will be featured on this website with honourable mention of the uploader.

On a little sidenote. While the sun is shining and a lot of people are enjoying their holiday, things have been quite busy here at BizarBin. As you might have noticed the website has gone to some drastic changes as of late. We have a new lay-out and the galleries now also contain higher resolution pictures for your enjoyment. I hope you all appreciate it and be sure to let me know if you find any kind of bugs or if you have suggestions on what you would like to see added.

Perfectly timed photo creates a funny illusion

Jesus dog – funny illusion

You have probably seen the invincible car experiment from Mercedes I posted earlier. Now just wrap your brain around the idea of people actually wearing similar technology?

Now just in case your all going to bombard me with e-mails on where to buy this… you can’t. Unless off course you are insanely rich and then you probably have one already. In fact you could be standing right next to me as I am typing this! *shudders*. Anyway… while expensive tech like this is not for the common folks like you and me, there have been sightings of military troops using this sci-fi like technology already.

Just look at this video and see for yourself!

n a promotion for its first production fuel-cell vehicle in Germany, Mercedes-Benz turned a B-Class hatchback invisible — at least, from a distance, using the same idea behind the invisible car in the James Bond film “Die Another Day.”

The invisibility cloak had its tryout on the streets of Stuttgart, Germany. To make Q’s idea of an invisible car real, Mercedes employed dozens of technicians and some $263,000 worth of flexible LED mats covering one side of the car. Using a camera mounted on the opposite side of the vehicle, the LEDs were programmed to reproduce the image from the camera at the right scale, blending the vehicle into the background from a few feet away. Doing so required power sources, computers and other gear totaling 1,100 lbs. of equipment inside the B-Class.

Mercedes’ point was to show how the F-Cell hydrogen fuel cell powered car would be invisible to the environment, producing only water vapor and heat for emissions.