Wednesday is Illusion Day. Every Wednesday, we feature a contemporary illusion, or a variation on a classic illusion.

This week’s pick is an interesting twist on the Rabbit-Duck illusion, presented in the German magazine Fliegende Blätter in 1892.

I haven’t been able to locate the precise source, but here’s how you make a rabbit-duck in real life (death?) with a little help from taxidermy.

Image from the blog Blame it on the Voices

Do you see a rabbit or a duck?

Also, check the Duck! Rabbit! animation of Amy Krause Rosenthal’s children’s book, and John F. Kihlstrom discussion of the history of the Rabbit-Duck illusion.

 

-Susana Martinez-Conde

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