A striped rectangular solid object can seem to get larger at the distant end.
40 rectangular Lego blocks
Attach the blocks into one long stack alternating black and white blocks.
To Do and Notice
Place the stack of blocks onto a tabletop with one end near you, about a half meter away, and the other end far from you.
Notice that the far end seems larger than the near end.
What's Going On?
Illusion in Nature and Art, Richard Gregory, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1973 p 92.
Scientific Explorations with Paul Doherty
14 June 2000