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Use Your Illusion: This Gravity-Defying Video Uses The Hills Of San Francisco To Mess With Your Mind

As anyone who’s ever been to San Francisco can tell you, the hills that make up the city are insanely steep. Using this landscape as a playground, dancer Karen X. Cheng made a YouTube video to play mind games with viewers.

Karen and her friends create all kinds of gravity-defying illusions by leaning their bodies into the infamous hills, all while a camera films them on a tilt. Everything from jumping rope to juggling is used to fool viewers into thinking the city is as flat as a board. In some parts of the clip, it’s hard to tell if there is an effect even taking place. The background is a dead giveaway for the trickery, though, as you can see houses leaning at impossible angles.

This clip seems like it would be a great opening montage for the new Full House Netflix reboot. I don’t know what’s making me more queasy, this video or the thought of more “cut it out” jokes.

(Via Devour)

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