I am off to Helsinki today to promote Paranormality.  If you see me around, please wave.

Meanwhile, here are two very nice illusions (from @user24 and @thrustbastard)… first, a sticky dog….

and second, the unhappy milk carton….

So, here’s the question – which one do you prefer?


  1. Even the bottle could have been staged. But I’ll go for the people and dog. This must have taken ages to get all participants to pose in unison.

  2. I’m astonished that anyone is even asking the question. The milk carton is obviously better. I think it’s appalling that a group of supposedly responsible adults would conspire to commit such a blatant act of animal cruelty by gluing a dog to a wall, just for the sake of taking a stupid photograph. Shame on Comrade Wiseman for giving publicity to this outrage.

  3. Number 1 is best. We can all try this at home.

    Number 2 contains Mega Choc Milk and an abomination to all known liquid found on our delightful planet.

    Alex B

  4. As clever as the sticky dog is, the milk carton is much funnier. And it totally needs a caption… something like, “Hey you… quit looking at my jugs.”

  5. The milk bottle simply isn’t an illusion where the wall-walking dog photo is (even if it does echo a well known camera manufacturer’s ad campaign).

    So only the first qualifies (and it’s generally better and more imaginative anyway).

  6. The girl second from the left in the first image is ruining it a bit by being in a posture that is clearly lying down. Everyone else has done a great job of looking like they’re standing.

    1. In her defence she’s trying to hold her hair so as to stop it falling at right angles.

      Still prefer the milk bottle as it is less derivative.

  7. If I saw a milk carton I’d leave it on the shelf! If it was delivered to me, I think I’d throw it out! So, the first one. But it hasn’t really got ‘the wow factor’.

  8. The first one would be better if there were fewer people in it. There’s something odd about having that many people lean against a wall and noone standing anywhere else.

  9. The first one was an obvious camera angle “trick” before I even saw the dog. While the second one isn’t really an illusion, I prefer that image to the first.

  10. I saw Jesus in a milk jug!

    Oh wait, no, false alarm. It’s one of those statues from Easter Island.

    Nuts. Back to grilled cheese sandwiches.

  11. picture one is technically easy. just a fast shutter and flash and swing the dog at high speed on the leash. no real creativity at all.

  12. Milk! Seen variants of the other too one many times. The picture looked the wrong way up before i even noticed the dog!

  13. The dog isn’t glued, the people are lying down,,,, geeze,,, The milk carton is cooler but how is it an illusion when it’s been smashed by someone’s fist?

  14. If done by someone then the milk carton. Sticky dog is OK but the blond’s ponytail hangs wrong. The 2 brunettes kept their hair under control. But the PETA group will be after you for mating the genes for a gecko to a dog just so it will stick to walls.

    1. One girl was holding her hair while the other had her hair rested over her shoulder. I wonder why.

  15. I prefer the dog illusion, because of the great care with which the people were posed.

    And unhappy milk carton is not unhappy. Smug milk carton is SMUG.

  16. I suspect photoshop on the milk one. In particular the ‘mouth’ doesn’t seem feasible – would it really be possible for such a narrow indentation/crack to be formed in the bottle at that point without it rupturing?

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