Some rather unusual stories topped this week in science news. For starters, a physicist described how he convinced a judge that his apparent running of a stop sign was an optical illusion. Next up, the “hologram” of Tupac turned out to be the updated version of an optical illusion that dates back about a century. That was followed by a story on the odd pattern apparent in the stats on volcanic eruptions. From there on, things got a bit less unusual, but it was still an interesting week.