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By on June 23, 2011, with 69 Comments

Suneel Viralam shared this photo with me back in April, yet only now I gave it a second look. As you can see both US President Obama and his Vice President Biden are in it, yet something feels strange about their legs. Can you guess what happened, and to whom does the middle leg belong to?

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  • Tom

    The “middle” leg is Biden’s right foot. President Obama’s left foot is mostly hidden behind his right foot.

  • Manny

    The middle leg belongs to Joe Biden, the vice president. As you can see, the same effect happened in the picture with one of the other men. If you look closely you can see Obama’s other foot behind his right leg. Great capture, By the way! Had me think for a moment XD

    and… third leg… lol XD

  • billyg420

    It’s Biden’s leg.

  • Whoami

    Feel that Obama needs to be less thin for this to be totally effective. :-)

  • BizoZiez1337

    Lol, Neat!

  • haley

    This is quite intresting. I believe it belongs to the vice president. Of coarse.

  • Mike

    And the guy in the blue tie seems to have only one leg. But this is hardly a good illusion; heck, I’m even go to go out of my way and say it isn’t illusion at all. It’s just the natural placement of legs during walking. You know, one foot in front of the other, then swap. Obama’s left leg is behind his right leg. You can clearly see the right side of his left shoe.

  • Rahowa

    What’s the big deal about having one leg in front of the other ?

  • http://www.rienheuver.nl/ Rien Heuver

    The ‘middle’ leg belongs to the vice-president, it’s his right leg. Obama’s left leg is positioned straight behind his right leg, you can sill see the heel of his left foot (or at least I think you can). You can also see that his left leg is crossing behind his right leg when you look at his left thigh/knee.

  • john

    so that’s what’s meant by joined at the hip… you can make out just a bit of Obama’s left shoe/leg directly behind his right shoe/leg

  • PromiseMe

    That’s odd…

  • http://rubinium.org/blog Aron Rubin

    If you use google you will find who is in the photo (spoiler – President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Bill Daley, and interim Chief of Staff Pete Rouse):

  • Chris

    It’s the VP’s, the Pres has his behind his other foot, you can see just a hint of it on the left side of the photo.

  • Barbara Hofmeister

    The president’s left leg is behind him and on a slight angle to the outside. Both of Biden’s legs are showing.

  • Tiffany

    It’s the Vice President’s leg or else The President would have two right feet…

  • Renee

    if you over anylize the picture the illusion is dead

  • Mina

    Hahaha, neat. The leg belongs to Biden. Obama’s leg his actually behind him, you can see the tip of his shoe on the other side of his leg.

  • http://gmail.com Andrewpoky

    omg! its either the leg is behind the presidents leg, they are conjoined or someone fotoshopped it

  • breandan

    I knew it…the people running this country are aliens.

  • Bethany

    Obviously the leg belongs to the VP…. I can see Obama’s left leg right behind his front leg, I see “slanted” pant between them. Good one! :]

  • brooks masterton

    The gentelman with little hair is Chief of Staff Bill Daley and the other person far to the right in the picture is senior advisor to the president Peter Rouse.

    President Obama’s left leg is behind his right leg.

  • jack bowden

    pretty boring

  • Dan

    Never over-estimate Americans — I may vaguely recognize the other faces but cannot begin to come up with names.

    It took an extra look, but I finally figured out where the missing leg went. Nice one — I’m a fan of accidental illusions.

  • bluepool

    vice president

  • Spencejah

    Ohhh I see it. Obama’s left foot is right behind his right foot.

  • Ben

    You can even say there’s a second optical illusion in this picture. If you focus mainly on Biden’s lower body, his legs look like they can be walking away from you or towards you.

  • me123987645

    …and his leg is where?!

  • Jennifer

    It looks like they are in mid step to me. I think the missing legs are just in the back step and have yet to come forward

  • Junnor

    As usual Obama does not have a leg to stand on!!!

  • Niseeth

    Definately the Vice President’s Leg. One can see the bend on the Leg of the President that shows it is going behind his right leg.

  • I8UrCake

    I think they should use all their legs to walk away from the White house. They are ruining this country!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I8UrCake

    Actually, the real illusion is the one where Obama says that he is helping the economy.

  • Ron

    I like it.

  • MajorWebUser

    Just further proof that neither the pres or vp are on solid footing : )

  • Dave

    I can’t believe that moron is our vice president.
    And Vurdlak, even if you were American, you’d probably not be able to name the other folks.

  • Gianncarlo

    Biden’s right foot is up Obama’s rear end. He is telling the president “Don’t worry in the end it will be less painfull than what the republicans have in store for you”

  • Rob

    I thought the illusion was that Biden and Obama actually liked each other.

  • rosane

    This president never puts his best foot forward.

  • Pablo

    They are having a three-legged race around the White House!

  • http://plmethvin.deviantart.com/ plmethvin

    I’m an American and Idk who the other guys in the picture are. XD

  • sloopy

    Scraping the bottom of the barrel, dude. In no world is this an illusion, and you look stupid for posting it.

    • Marco

      + 1

  • ebbhyen

    We knew they were ‘close,’ but this gives an all new definition to it.

  • B. London

    No illussion at all to a bright mind. It’s pretty clear that the President leg is behind him with the heel of the shoe showing and the middle leg is the Vice President’s

  • ZL123

    It’s the Vice-President’s leg!
    The President has his left leg covered by his right leg.
    And the guy to the left of the Vice-President too!
    He has his right leg covering the view of the left leg!

  • bighetty

    the other is walking on 1 leg how is that possible, lol

  • Critic

    This site is dying. The “illusions” became boring long time ago. This is another sample of inexaustible supply of fake “OMG, it’s illusion” pseudo-news. The subject is dead. Could still be bringing money from new readers, but all that was to be said is said, years ago. Boooooorrriiiiingggg.

  • Critic

    Hei vurdlak, why did you remove a comment by a paying ipad customer?

  • jambob

    The illusion is that there is no president or vice president there at all! In 2012 we can vote in the real thing!

  • http://www.moillusions.com zajackengalpie

    their whole flippin body is connected!!

  • the1

    If you look at the foot, you can tell its a right foot. I read through alot of the posts and didnt see anyone point out, that you can see the shape of the foot itself. Its a right foot,, i didnt even notice the presidents left foot behind his right one. But Im assuming the president doesnt have 2 right feet.

  • Grace

    It’s the vice pres’s leg. I think.

  • wilbalan singh

    It’s Biden’s leg. Obama’s left leg is partly hidden because he is doing the “twist”.

  • Grant

    The dash for the US presidency is a three-legged race.

  • Junior

    Turds of a feather flock together!!!

  • Jim Anderson

    “Next Random Illusion” button is no longer a problem. Thanks, I always forget to flush the browser cache toilet!
    Bog, JA

  • domgrog

    Its Biden’s, dumbies . If you all weren’t blind ;; than you could tell that Obama has his other leg behind him .

  • Tracy

    Oh I thought the illusion was he was working haha

    • Elizabeth


  • ashley

    the man in the blue tie looks as if he only 1 foot as well as Obama

  • Valkyrie Cain

    look at the bald guy with a blue tie, look at his legs. What wat the pressi’s doin.

  • Marion

    Sorry, but what makes this picture an illusion???

  • Harry

    This is the worst illusion in the history of illusions.

  • this is

    totally not an illusion..

  • FAKE

    the middle foot is from the vice pres. and the pes. foot is behind his front foot. At first i thougt it was the other way around but its not… Good illusion

  • vcg

    the middle leg belongs to the vp..the pres’ feet are lined together that it seems it is only one leg to look at. the pres’ left leg is at the back partly hidden by his right leg.

  • You Can’t Know Me

    Maybe one of them is skipping? …

  • http://yahoomail.com xaquarius99x

    obama is obviously gonna turn to them cause his head is looking at them so he is gonna turn around to them

  • OneLondonView

    this one is way too easy.