Optical Illusion Turns Beautiful Celebs Ugly

How'd they do that?

Take a few seconds, keep your eyes on the cross at the center of this video, and behold: the beautiful as beastly.

The "Flashed Face Distortion Effect" via io9 tricks your brain into peripherally seeing beautiful celebs as they might appear in a funhouse mirror. Kevin Bacon does his best Frankenstein impersonation without any photo alteration. Kiera Knightly's cartoon-angular face stands out, and Meryl Streep's complexion turns, well, green.

Check it out:

-- Dory Devlin, Shine staff