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Rotating Snakes

Circular snakes appear to rotate spontaneously. (Akiyoshi Kitaoka / Caters News)

Mesmerizing optical illusions

These are the mind-blowing artworks of one professor who has dedicated his professional life to studying and generating a series of dizzying optical illusions. Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka, from Ritsumseikan University, in Kyoto, Japan, has spent more than a decade creating his collecting of stomach-churning works. His designs have been used by the likes of Lady Gaga, who ran the Kitaokas work, entitled Gangaze, as the CD cover for her album Art Pop, in 2013. (CATERS NEWS)

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