Even if you haven’t seen The Matrix, you’ve probably heard of it. The 1999 movie started a franchise and even made its way into our modern language.
In “The Matrix”, beloved Keanu Reeves learns he’s spent his entire life living in a simulation. Sorry — spoiler alert. The idea captured millions of people around the world. Since then, we’ve adopted the phrase “a glitch in the Matrix” and implemented it into real life.
Of course, we don’t live in a dystopian reality where humankind is in a simulation. At least, we probably don’t. So, in the real world, “a glitch in the Matrix” refers to a moment where something is so bizarre you doubt it’s real. You might even wonder if the strangeness is caused by an error in the “simulation” of the world.
It doesn’t have to be something dramatic. People feel like reality is glitching simply by seeing two similarly-dressed people standing next to each other or having light playing tricks on their eyes. Sure, it might not be an actual glitch in the Matrix, but it’s sometimes a glitch in our brains and how we perceive reality. And sometimes, it’s just a really funny coincidence.
1. He’s real
Shrek 2 was a fantastic sequel, featuring a new-and-improved human version of the nasty ogre. As it turns out, Human Shrek is real and sitting in on a couple of university classes.
2. Refraction is a funny thing
Refraction is the phenomenon of light waves passing from one substance to another, for example, into water. We know the scientific name for it, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t look trippy.
3. In case you didn’t know he’s a bull
There’s no mistaking this bull for anything else. Not only does he have a pretty impressive set of horns, but he also has a miniature version of himself on his head.
Lighting candles in the house creates a beautiful and relaxing environment — plus, you get to have some fun with fire. Always assuming, of course, that the fire will work the way you expect it to.