The Eiffel Tower and Leaning Tower of Pisa are two of the most iconic places for tourists looking to take what are known as forced perspective pictures. You’ve definitely seen them before. They’re the pictures where it looks like someone is holding the Eiffel Tower in their hand, or propping up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Forced perspective employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. This how they used to make old monster movies, but the technique can also be used to create some great photos. Somehow though the best forced perspective shots always seem to be vacation photos. Here are some of the best ones we found:
1.) It’s pretty windy out there. – Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
2.) Anyone in there? – Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
3.) Hold on tight! – Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
4.) Looks comfortable. – Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
5.) I wish I was that strong. – Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
6.) Amazing natural rock formations. – Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
7.) Straight out of Jurassic Park. – Kansas City, Missouri
8.) He’s a giant. – Mojave Desert, California
9.) Let me just grab that real quick. – Laguna Beach, California
10.) I wonder how solid this rock is. – Arches National Park, Utah
11.) Get over here! – Spokane, Washington
12.) This doesn’t look comfortable. – Chicago, Illinois
13.) Umm…ok? – Chicago, Illinois
14.) Set it down here boys! – Washington, DC
15.) Where do you think you’re going? – Seattle, Washington
16.) Kind of like Inception. – Disney World, Orlando, Florida
17.) Be careful not to break it. – London, England
18.) Just putting the finishing touches on it. – Loughborough, England
19.) Go my minions! – Manchester, England
20.) Watch out below! -Stonehenge, England
21.) Of course we had to include the Leaning Tower of Pisa. – Pisa, Italy
22.) I wonder if he stuck the landing. – Pisa, Italy
23.) Whoa. I don’t even know how they managed that. – Florence, Italy
24.) What a view. – Rocca di Papa, Rome, Italy
25.) Don’t forget about the Eiffel Tower. – Paris, France
26.) On her tip toes. – Paris, France
27.) We’re sinking! Abandon ship! – Montmartre, Paris, France
28.) Very nice to meet you. -Cairo, Egypt
29.) Don’t lose your balance. – Cairo, Egypt
30.) Yum delicious. – Tokyo, Japan
31.) No PDA please. – Turkey
32.) Just making sure the ground is solid. – Sombrio Point, BC, Canada
33.) We’ll just leave this here then… – Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau, Swiss Alps
34.) Please don’t push me! -Yealgiri, Tamil Nadu, India
35.) His cup runneth over. -Scotland
36.) Boop! – Rio Claro, Sao Paulo, Brazil
I still can’t get my head around #23, that’s amazing. Share these crazy photos by clicking below.
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Just think of all of the amazing things you have been a witness to throughout history. Now, think of all of the things other people you know have seen. It’s a lot of ground to cover, when it comes to memories. But then, if you want to realize just how small you are in the grand scheme of things, think of all of the awesome events throughout history you haven’t seen, didn’t know about and probably wouldn’t have known about… until now. These historic photo opportunities happened in the blink of an eye, but someone was lucky enough to capture it on film. They are the kind of events you can’t quite believe happened (but you’re so glad you have evidence of it). The strangest celebrities knew each other…
1.) William Harley and Arthur Davidson (1914).
2.) Bill Gates’s mugshot for driving without a license (1977).
3.) The Beatles before their iconic Abbey Road shot.
4.) Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan (1992).
5.) The first car factory in the United States for Ford (1926).
6.) Robin Williams joining the cheerleading squad (1980).
7.) Three kids and their spooky “Halloween people” costumes (1900).
8.) Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona (1925).
9.) Boxing in Yankee stadium (1923).
10.) The streets of Chicago (1967).
11.) Diane Keaton and Al Pacino on The Godfather set (1972).
12.) Bruce Lee on the dance floor.
13.) Arnold Schwarzenegger seeing NYC for the first time (1968).
14.) Einstein and his furry shoes.
15.) Osama Bin Laden and his judo classmates.
16.) A child with artificial legs (1898).
17.) The making of Batman (1966).
18.) The last picture of the Titanic before sinking (1912).
19.) The beloved Hachiko before his burial.
20.) Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger (1969).
21.) The Beatles and Muhammad Ali (1964).
22.) MLK Jr. and Marlon Brando.
23.) Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein.
24.) Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee.
25.) Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.
26.) Charlie Chaplin and Mathatma Gandhi.
27.) Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis, Jr.
28.) The construction of the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco (1937).
29.) Fidel Castro and Malcolm X (1960).
30.) A woman that survived the Nagasaki bombing (1945).
31.) Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic.
32.) Vladimir Putin as a teenager.
33.) Johnny Depp and Oasis.
34.) Muhammad Ali trying to talk down a suicidal man.
35.) Robert Downey, Jr. and Slash.
36.) Kobe Bryant at 18 (1996).
37.) The Beatles’s last picture together.
38.) Buzz Aldrin taking a selfie in space (1966).
39.) President Bush receiving the news of the terrorist attacks on September 11th (2001).
40.) Mt. Rushmore under construction (1939).
41.) Playing golf on a skyscraper (1932).
42.) A Japanese troop surrendering to US forces.
43.) Barack Obama as a teenager.
44.) Queenie, the skiing elephant (1950).
45.) An accordion player mourning FDR at his funeral.
Source: Reddit The strangest lesson to take away from this educational photo gallery? There has always been that person who always insists on taking pictures. Smartphones aren’t to blame for that. Share these awesome photos with others by clicking “Share” below!
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Theater photographer Michael White spent the last half-century rubbing shoulders with Hollywood’s famous faces. Nicknamed “the most famous person you’ve never heard of,” White is the subject of an upcoming documentary, The Last Impresario, which focuses on his prolific career.
While promoting the film, he allows the rest of us to take a glimpse at rare photos taken of our favorite celebrities at their most candid. White always brought his camera along to capture important moments. Shot throughout the 90s, the scenery around the stars ranges from elaborate award shows to intimate family vacations. Take a look.
Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Moss
Thandie Newton and Nicole Kidman
Susan Sarandon and Richard Gere
Sharon Stone and Rupert Everett
Al Pacino, Jerry Hall, and Marie Helvin
Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts
Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson
Paul Simon and Lorne Michaels
Jessica Lange and Jack Nicholson
Brook Shields and Peter Beard
Elle MacPherson and Anthony Hopkins
(via Huffington Post.)
You can find more information about the upcoming documentary on the film’s official website, and also find out if there will be a screening near you.
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For years, movie magic has been “tricking” audiences in to believing that some fantastical worlds and stories are real. Most movie goers know that they are being duped. After all, that’s the best part of going to the movies. Suspending disbelief and accepting an entire world as truth can be fun… even if it’s just for 90 minutes of your life. Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from some of the most iconic movies over the decades. No matter how much you love these movies (or how many times you’ve seen them), we bet you’ve never pictured them like this before. It’s mind-blowing… and it makes me love these movies even more. I’ve never seen this stuff before!
1.) Princess Leia gives Luke a refreshing beer.
2.) An Alien doesn’t seem so scary.
3.) Jaws must not have been hungry that day.
4.) Star Wars wasn’t very high tech…
5.) Is this the Hulk or Bruce Banner?
6.) Just chillaxin’ with friends.
7.) The Hound with and without makeup.
8.) Even Bellatrix Lestrange has to check her email.
9.) Amazing winter scene or… diorama?
10.) Who knew the Delorean was so small?
11.) Inception blew your mind in more ways than you know.
12.) Bill Murray behind the scenes on Fantastic Mr. Fox.
13.) We all re-touch our makeup down here.
14.) No one likes getting wet. Even wizards.
15.) Frodo’s epic journey would have went so much faster in a helicopter.
16.) Dr. Pepper: the refreshing drink of serial killers.
17.) Not only was there room on the door for both of them, but they were just in a small pool.
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Most of the time, we see what we want to see. That’s why when you first look at these photos, you’re going to miss the most important part (even if all 24 don’t trick you.) We highly suggest taking your time and just really checking these out. When you see the truth behind each photo, your mind might just be blown. Sometimes in life, you just need to take a closer look…
1.) Is this real food? A picture? A painting? A face? WHAT?!
2.) This is just too perfect (look at it sideways).
3.) Maybe these strangers really do know each other…
7.) Someone’s getting cuddly.
8.) This actually isn’t a dwarf wedding.
10.) Is SHE on a magic carpet?
11.) Man, you’re acting like you have your head up someone’s butt…
12.) I just don’t trust that guy.
13.) Is that an island, or a horse?
14.) HOW is this possible?
16.) This will break your eyes.
17.) Ludacris is playing hide and seek…
20.) Hey, you’re not looking too good.
21.) Where are his hands going?
22.) Terrifying AND confusing.
23.) How many zebras are there?
24.) Something isn’t right here….
(H/T AmazngFacts) Feel that? That’s what it feels like to have your mind be completely fooled over and over. Even if just one of these photos tricked you, share it. See if your friends will be tricked, too.
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Selfies are OVER. If you want to show everyone how good your hair looks on a certain day, then you best be in a room full of bored celebrities looking for even a sliver of entertainment. I don’t care if you’ve decided to model all of the lingerie you just bought to help take your mind off of your recent break up–if Tom Hanks isn’t making a goofy face in the background, I don’t want to see it. (Actually, you know what? There’s always an exception to the rule, so please post that one.) For all of the OTHER selfies though, if it isn’t being photobombed by a celebrity, you might as well delete it. Check out these selfies that are actually worth looking at!
12. Neil Patric Harris… again.
(H/T Daily News) That Neil Patrick Harris is a ticking photobomb. No selfie is safe. Share this post using the button below.
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You know the feeling when you’re watching a movie and you desperately wish you could jump through the screen and join in the fun? Well, while we wait on scientists to make that a thing (c’mon already, scientists!), French photographer François Dourlen uses his iPhone to do the opposite: blending movies into our real world. Dourlen somehow manages to find the perfeect location for each famous frame, bringing the movie magic to life. So cool!
E.T.: The Extra-terrestrial
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
You can check out more, including TV shows and everyday moments, on his Facebook. And be sure to share the fun with friends using the link below!
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When you mess with the bull, you get the horns.
That’s a pretty common phrase, used in conversations, media, literature and movies. If you haven’t heard of it before (or watched The Breakfast Club, shame on you), the idiom means that if you do something dangerous or high risk, you’re probably going to get hurt. You shouldn’t tempt fate.
These people probably never heard of that phrase before, because they seem to be tempting fate willy-nilly… and immediately feeling the consequences of that. YIKES.
1.) This is the opposite of what you want to see here.
3.) This is what “asking for it” looks like.
4.) Oh, romance. You’re about to be destroyed.
5.) LOL, guess who you hit!
6.) I have a feeling that hurt in every way you can feel pain.
7.) Well, then. Time to stay inside forever.
8.) It was probably a good day to bring your umbrella. And not use your bike. And check the weather.
9.) The best kind of photo bomb: a flying ninja jump kick bomb.
11.) Oh look, a random act of awful.
12.) Now, I’m not a mechanic, but I’m pretty sure your car shouldn’t do that.
13.) Try not to think about what happened seconds later. Ouch.
14.) Oh good, I was hoping to have nightmares tonight.
15.) Dark Souls is hard… but I didn’t realize it was THIS hard.
16.) All the way through? 10 POINTS!
17.) Dancing with your horse is not suggested.
18.) 5 people die of heart attacks each day in this town. No one is sure why.
19.) Science has to explain this one.
21.) This can’t possibly end well.
22.) And so the hunter has become the hunted!!
23.) Who knew they made Terrible Death Machines?
24.) This WalMart prepped for Black Friday early.
25.) He always told his wife he would find a way to use the kayak.
26.) I told you we should have let them play through.
27.) And that’s the last time you let the kids do the dishes.
28.) This is when life just mocks you.
Seconds after each of these photos were taken, it’s almost guaranteed that something disastrous happened. Do yourself a favor and don’t tempt fate. Actually, you should probably avoid it if you can.
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