Which illusion is best?

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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?

62 comments on “Which illusion is best?

  1. BrianH says:

    Milk carton

  2. CH23 says:

    I’m gonna go with the milk bottle, because that one probably got that way by accident…

  3. Analise says:

    The milk carton because the dog one is obvious. Someone’s just superglued the dog’s paws to the wall.

  4. Paul Pearson says:

    The second one is simple pareidolia. The first is creative, if pedestrian (pun intended), and thus gets my vote.

  5. Damocles says:

    I like the dog one. The milk one isn’t actually an illusion unless carrots shaped like vaginas are illusions too (and they aren’t).

  6. Cindy says:

    milk bottle for me–it leaves me wondering more how it was created

  7. cressidaford says:

    The milk carton has the charm of accident and imagination.

  8. Sari1967 says:

    I prefer Sticky Dog.

  9. Nigel says:

    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.

  10. Mickey D says:

    The dog!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Out of 2 superb choices I will have to go with number 1.

  12. Letitia says:

    I like the milk better.

  13. I have to choose the milk jug. I only noticed the dog after noticing the face.

  14. John Loony says:

    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.

  15. Merari says:

    milk carton

  16. Frank filskow says:

    The first one!!

  17. Anonymous says:

    definitely the first one

  18. Alex B says:

    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

  19. Berber Anna says:

    The milk, as the first one is a bit overdone these days.

  20. Tim says:

    Is the milk carton from Easter Island by any chance.

  21. Rob B. says:

    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.”

  22. Steve Jones says:

    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).

  23. pete says:

    The bottle, the dog whilst clever wasn’t immediately obvious.

  24. Richard says:

    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.

    • Greg says:

      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.

  25. Alaine Mckee says:

    The first I found more humorous😀

  26. Anonymous says:

    the bottle was amusing, the dog was somewhat sick.

  27. Michael Kerrigan says:

    Sticky dog.

  28. Emma says:

    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’.

  29. Emma says:

    I meant a milk carton like that.

  30. Julia says:

    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.

  31. Anonymosity says:

    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.

  32. Anonymous says:

    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.

  33. Anonymous says:

    The first one is just cruel. Why would anyone glue a poor, innocent pup to the wall like that?

  34. dharmaruci says:

    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.

  35. Mervulon says:

    I don’t feel sorry for the dog at all. That dog deserves everything he gets.

  36. Duncan says:

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

  37. Ade says:

    The one with the dog. The people were not standing the dog was.

  38. Kimbie says:

    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?

  39. folake says:

    the first one

  40. Jenifer says:

    The milk carton.

  41. L.Long says:

    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.

    • Ade says:

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

  42. Lazy T says:

    milk for me

  43. Anish Mathew says:

    I like the first one. It could be the people are laying down the floor and the red bricks is the wall.

  44. Katryn says:

    Milk carton

  45. anibal says:

    the first

  46. Ben Wiseman says:

    That milk carton doesn’t look very unhappy to me.

  47. Mike Torr says:

    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.

  48. Anonymous says:

    Please ignore this comment

  49. Anonymous says:

    I prefer the third one

  50. Anonymous says:

    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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