Some of these optical illusions from Quirkology are totally silly but there are others that are genuinely fun to do, especially to kids and/or drunk people. It’s like explaining how to perform magic tricks or also how to exploit the weakness that is the human eyeball.
The Integration of the University of Mississippi
Upon graduating high school, James Meredith spent nine years in the Army Air Force. He enrolled in Jackson State College, an all Black school in Mississippi. In 1961, he applied to the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss, an all white university). Meredith was admitted, but his admission was put on hold once Ole Miss learned that he was a Black man. He filed a suit against university and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court after the district court ruled against him. According to Biography.com, Meredith arrived to register for classes on September 20, 1962 but the entrance was blocked, forcing President John F. Kennedy to the National Guard. He finally enrolled on October 1, 1962.
You may have heard the phrase, “If the product is free, then you are the product.” It was coined at a time in the not-too-distant past when social networks were in their infancy and we were all mesmerized by the fantastic services we could consume to keep in touch and interact with each other — all for free!