Unusual Products and People That Are Intentionally Not What They Seem

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Charles Dickens wrote that some people are so refined that they must have their criminal characters delivered to them, “like their meat, in delicate disguise.” Maybe the disguise is part of the attraction in a work of fiction. It certainly seems to be one in life.

From the art of trompe-l’oeil to stealthy military mimicry, humans take great pleasure in making things look like what they’re not. The rest of us take pleasure in solving the puzzle by trying to determine what the disguises are masking.

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