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The Venus Effect is a phenomena in paintings and movies that leads viewers to believe that a subject sees themselves in a mirror, even if the angle is physically wrong. Technically, the subject would be seeing the viewer in the mirror if the viewer can see the reflection of the subject.

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Sorry kids, but the math and physics of Santa making his fabled trip prove to be impossible magic.

Snopes (source)

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