I unpublished this the other day but have been asked by another user to put it back up...enjoy

The Penrose triangle, also known as the tribar is an impossible object. It was first created by the Swedish artist Oscar Reutersvärd in 1934. The mathematician Roger Penrose independently invented and popularised it in the 1950s, describing it as "impossibility in its purest form". It features prominently in the works of artist M. C. Escher, whose earlier depictions of impossible objects partly inspired it.

Step 1: Items Used

1. Balsa wood
2. Super Glue
3. A little bit of magic

Build Time

5 minutes
 dude, for more illusions, u should go to www.google.com, and type in   M.C.  Escher illusions and see if u can do some.
     AWSOME  ILLUSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And what useful purpose does it serve? :P
WHat useful purpose does a painting have?
it don't need to use somewhere it looks cool and impossible
Thanks Dantex, then it has served its purpose:-)
Not quite sure how to take your comment? I created it, because I could and just leaving it on the end of my desk creates interest. The original idea came from Escher the artist and was make similarly famous by Penrose, it causes an ambiguity and it is not always obvious. So it has a purpose we just have to say if it is useful or not :-)
very nice :)
niceley done dude
I'm curious as to why you unpublished it?

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