Astonishing trick deserves to be called 2010 Illusion of the Year

Take a look at Kokichi Sugihara's "Impossible Motion: Magnet-like Slopes," a mindbending construction so ingenious it was named Illusion of the Year by the Meiji Institute of Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences in Japan.

So maybe that old saying "believe nothing of what you hear and only half of what you see" is a half truth. Illusions like this teach us how much we assume things in everyday life. Sometimes you can believe nothing of what you see, because things aren't always as they seem.

Illusion Contest, via Gizmodo