A Japanese scientist has won an award for duplicating the kind of optical illusion that for decades has baffled tourists who visit the fabled Magnetic Hill in Moncton, N.B.
Magnetic Hill is an area that appears like you’re going up a hill when you’re really going down.
It’s dumb-founding if you’re new to it: you take your car “down” a hill, put it in neutral, then experience the car going back “up” the way came on its own, when it’s really going down a hill. It is cool.
Wikipedia says there are hundreds of these magnetic-type hills. I had no idea.