The world is watching: Who’s in the mirror

What if wild animals were given access to a giant mirror? Would they be amused? Confused?

Written by Sagar Shah | Published:June 14, 2015 12:34 am

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Who’s in the mirror
What if wild animals were given access to a giant mirror? Would they be amused? Confused? Pleased with what they see? French photographer Xavier Hubert Brierre wondered the same thing in 2012. Since then, his wife and him have released a series of videos from Gabon, where they set up a large mirror and a hidden camera in the rain forest, letting them record the reactions of wild animals. The results are exactly what you’d expect. Some animals are baffled, others are antagonised – at least one leopard tries to attack the mirror – while others seem to think it’s the funniest thing they’ve ever seen. A video of the reactions has racked up nearly 20 million views since it was uploaded on June 1.

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When games come to life
Whenever a new video game is released, gamers marvel at its graphics, realism and gameplay. And as graphics continue to improve, we’re getting closer to copying the real-world in video game form. But till then, to get a glimpse of what a game — in this case Grand Theft Auto — looks like in real-life, you can watch a short film published by CorridorDigital, which shows not only the familiar real world counterparts, but also nails how the game moves, from the GTA swag walk, to the way pedestrians fly when you hit them with your car. The video, which went viral hours after it was released, has been watched nearly 14 million times since June 8. Just remember not to try it at home.

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