not the leaning tower

To Lean or Not to Lean..

The Oregon Daily Journal, Portland, Oregon, July 31, 1910

The Lincoln County News, North Carolina, August 2, 1910

Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 14, 1910

El Paso Herald, Texas, September 30, 1922

Valley Morning Star, Harlingen, Texas, July 13, 1948

The Rhinelander Daily News, March 24, March 24, 1952

The Bakersfield Californian, California, December 13, 1952

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Texas, March 14, 1955

The Daily Herald, Provo, Utah, August 9, 1955

The Salem News, Ohio, January 20, 1956

The Waco News-Tribune, Texas, March 13, 1959

Beatrice Daily Sun, Nebraska, November 15, 1964

Abilene Reporter-News, Texas, November 15, 1964

Biddeford-Saco Journal, Maine, February 23, 1973

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Ross Castle, County Kerry, Ireland

Ross Castle is located outside the town of Kilarney on the banks of Lough Leane. It is a 15th century tower house and keep built by one of the O'Donoghue Ross chieftains but it is better known for its association with the Brownes of Killarney, who owned the castle more recently. The castle was amongst the last in Munster to surrender to Oliver Cromwell’s Roundheads during the Irish Confederate Wars and was only taken when artillery was brought by boat via the River Laune.  

The Leaning Towers Illusion

These images of the Leaning tower of Pisa are identical, but the one on the right seems to lean more. This is because the brain treats them as a single scene. Usually when you look up to two adjacent towers they appear to converge near the top due to perspective. However, in this case the two towers have parallel outlines. As a result, your brain assumes the towers are diverging. This illusion demonstrates how your visual system tends to treat two side-by-side images as if part of the same scene.

anonymous asked:

I was looking at the height difference between Nath and Chloe, and i thought of this scenario *laugh* where in High School Chloe says something like, "Oh look at the little short kid, I can't even see him!" and after high school they end up meeting again and Nath just towers over her and leans over and just whispers, "Can you see me now?" AND I JUST HAD TO TELL YOU

This is the scenario I imagine. I went to high school with a couple of guys that were literally the shortest people in our class (this was through senior year). Saw them a couple of years later and they were over 6 ft. I love this scenario. Now, I’m still about short Nath, but I love this idea too. Growth spurts can come really late lol.