March 24, 2011 2048 Views
The Spanish resort town of Alicante has thrown a curve ball at boozy tourists in the form of some crazy paving that apparently plays tricks on both eyes and stomachs.
Set in rows of diamonds at 90 degrees to each other, the opposing slabs create an optical illusion tricking the walker into thinking the walkway is a series of never ending steps.
While the oddly confusing optical effect might be interesting to non-drinkers – those stumbling home from a night on the town have reported experiencing nausea. Personally, I think the problem is more likely the complaining tourists than the mind-bending paving: look at the horizon and soldier on, you’ll be across in no time. [Metro]