Shout-out to Megan W. for a tip and a kind note: “Thank you so much for being the bright spot in a dark world news year.” Thank you and you’re welcome.
Now for something different: Recently, the website Colossal highlighted a new form of zoetrope, the centuries-old animation toy. Rather than using a flickering light, this zoetrope consists of a single 3D-printed shape that displays animation when light hits it from the side.
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If that wasn’t strange enough, this illusion featured on Gizmodo consists of cutouts outside a cylinder that appear to be inside.