Seeing faces in random objects is called pareidolia, a term for giving random or unrelated stimuli (mostly vision or sound) meaning. Many theorize that pareidolia is a hard-wired mental feature that has helped us quickly recognize and identify human faces and make sense of the world around us. Judging by these pics, all it really takes is two eyes and a mouth to make a face. And now, ever since we first created a list of images like these at Bored Panda, we can’t help but see faces on random stuff wherever we go.
Although it has only posted 57 images since its first on November 9th, the Twitter account has already amassed over 172,000 followers. Although the pictures being posted on this twitter account have appeared on other lists before, the account will hopefully prompt more people to take pictures of faces wherever they see them and put them online for us to enjoy.
There is a beast with heart of cold stone
that dashes like lightning, shreds flesh from bone. //
Bewitched by this beast, I fell to my knees.
My mouth babbled madness and mumbled soft pleas. //
I stared down the ravenous, gnashing dark maw of a cute cuddly kitten with yarn in its paw