Penrose Staircase Is An Impossible Illusion You Won’t Understand… But You’ll Love It Anyway

Penrose Staircase

What if I told you that you could walk up a flight of stairs, and end up where you started? You’d probably be thinking, “That’s impossible.” Well, apparently it isn’t…

Filipino Architect, Rafael Nelson Aboganda, developed this “Architectural Illusion.” According to, the impossible staircase, more commonly known as The Penrose stairs or Penrose steps, is “an impossible object created by Lionel Penrose and his son Roger Penrose. A variation on the Penrose triangle, it is a two-dimensional depiction of a staircase in which the stairs make four 90-degree turns as they ascend or descend yet form a continuous loop, so that a person could climb them forever and never get any higher.” 

What?! Whether this is a magic trick or somehow real, I cant stop watching this video.

The lesson to be learned from this: not everything is how it appears.

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