Have you ever wondered what your brain looks like when it’s forming memories? The above video, which comes from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, shows off fluorescently tagged molecules as they traverse a mouse brain’s labyrinth of cells, forming new memories. It’s a breakthrough the researchers call a “technological tour de force.”
You know, our brains aren’t perfect. We can’t always believe our own eyes, for all the good they do us. Take, for example, these anamorphic illusions, brought to us by YouTube user brusspup. They’re distorted photorealistic print-outs that, when viewed at the perfect angle, appear mind-bogglingly realistic.
James Burne Worson thought himself the most athletic man in Warickshire, England, so when his friends challenged him to run from Leamington to Coventry, he readily accepted. Little did he realize this race would be his last.
900,000 years ago, an alien videotaped his attempts to educate a caveman. They have been codenamed the Prometheus and Bob Tapes.