Pareidolia is not just a simple mind trick making you see funny faces on things when there actually are none. It's no sign of psychosis coming your way either, but rather a quite complex, pre-historical self-defense mechanism. Yes, it's true, seeing unlikely faces helped our ancestors survive; if you presumed that the rustling bush has a saber-toothed tigers' face hidden behind the leaves, chances are you'd run and save yourself if there actually was a beast lurking in the greenery.

Bored Panda has compiled a series of cool photos in which your mind might perceive a pattern that isn't there. It also turns out that you are more likely to see them if you're a woman, as women are better at reading faces. Pareidolia is also a good sign of a well-developed judgment in dangerous situations and decision making, so if you see all the faces in the funny photos below, you can tap yourself on the shoulder for being a well-adapted human being.

Now, scroll down for our picks of the funniest faces seen on the most boring everyday things or caught by perfect timing in the clouds, and if you feel that these weird photos are not enough for you, we also made a list on Times Everyday Objects Were Actually Pop Culture Icons In Disguise.

#1

All Dogs Go To Heaven

All Dogs Go To Heaven

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

the title is perfect!

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#2

The Water Flying Onto This Elephant Looks Like An Elephant Too

The Water Flying Onto This Elephant Looks Like An Elephant Too

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Roger Haywood
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2 years ago

How freaky is that?

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#3

A Shark Hanging Upside Down Looks Like Someone Laughing Maniacally

A Shark Hanging Upside Down Looks Like Someone Laughing Maniacally

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

eerie

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#4

Throwing Shade And Disapproval

Throwing Shade And Disapproval

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Roger Haywood
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2 years ago

I saw the 'smile' first.

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#5

Bad Omen?

Bad Omen?

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Dave van Es
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2 years ago

Future preperation

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#6

Get Yourself Someone Who's As Happy To See You Like This Beer Is Happy To See Me

Get Yourself Someone Who's As Happy To See You Like This Beer Is Happy To See Me

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Roger Haywood
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2 years ago

I'm always happy to see a beer.

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#7

He Fried For Our Sins

He Fried For Our Sins

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Roger Haywood
Community Member
2 years ago

Holy smokey bacon!

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#8

Cat Or Dog Jumping Over A House? Which One Do You See?

Cat Or Dog Jumping Over A House? Which One Do You See?

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Roger Haywood
Community Member
2 years ago

It's a cat I see.

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#9

This Eroded Rock

This Eroded Rock

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Ashley Say Wha?!?
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2 years ago

Derp rock!

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#10

The Makeup Squirt On My Sponge Resembled A Cat This Morning

The Makeup Squirt On My Sponge Resembled A Cat This Morning

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Roger Haywood
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, it IS a cream.

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#11

This Plastic Bag Looks Exactly Like A Cat

This Plastic Bag Looks Exactly Like A Cat

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Dave van Es
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, I guess the cat is (out of) the bag

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#12

You Get Afraid Thinking These Are Ku Klux Klan Members Until You Realize They Are Only Closed Parasols In The Beach

You Get Afraid Thinking These Are Ku Klux Klan Members Until You Realize They Are Only Closed Parasols In The Beach

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

RUN!!!!!

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#13

This Odd Bonsai

This Odd Bonsai

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Swetha Umashankar
Community Member
2 years ago

Pickett's got bootayyy

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#14

This Plant That Looks Like A Human Face

This Plant That Looks Like A Human Face

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Aaron Kara
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2 years ago

I wouldn't say 'Human,' Swamp thing maybe

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#15

My God

My God

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Roger Haywood
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2 years ago

You're not making that are you?

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#16

Hello, Little Sundog

Hello, Little Sundog

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Full Name
Community Member
2 years ago

Have a rest there and it would sit on your lap!

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#17

Treacherous Bedroom Lamp Shadow

Treacherous Bedroom Lamp Shadow

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Roger Haywood
Community Member
2 years ago

Sinister.

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#18

Lady In White Waterfall

Lady In White Waterfall

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

The fairy of the mountain. ♥

Jo Bebe
Community Member
2 years ago

Zelda might be around here keep cutting the bushes for rupees !

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Liz Perry
Community Member
2 years ago

It looks like she has a wolf head.

Aileen
Community Member
2 years ago

It does from a certain perspective, or the nose is her bun and the back of the wolf head is her face, and she’s wearing a bustle.

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The Frog
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks more like a bear wearing a white dress, but ya know what ever

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 years ago

Cool---where is it located? I'd love to see it in person.

Danielle Holder
Community Member
2 years ago

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nGDzt8VxRPI&feature=youtu.be

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BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Local legend is that in 1890, a young woman fell from the ledge above and now her ghost remains here forever. (Not really, it just sounds spooky)

Han
Community Member
2 years ago

Ancient Panda proverb. Not really, it just sounds spooky. ; )

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Mama Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow! She is amazing! I am also seeing the face in the rock on the left and a skeleton on the right just at her feet. The skeleton just creeped me out!

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

I see tiny little people. 😁

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Han
Community Member
2 years ago

I also see a large face in the sandstone to her left. It's peering down.

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Me, too. And Mama Panda sees it.

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Jim Ellington
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd do her.

Ruth Hadden
Community Member
2 years ago

Now this is Wonderfully beautiful .

Id row
Community Member
2 years ago

Guys down there trying to look up her dress.

Cindy Ogle
Community Member
2 years ago

She’s got a bear head.

Katherine Lake
Community Member
2 years ago

Spooky!

M3era
Community Member
2 years ago

I see Miss Piggy standing on a tall rock with one arm wrapped in a bandage.

Philippe Gut
Community Member
2 years ago

Guessing Bridal Falls in New Zealand...

Fred Burrows
Community Member
2 years ago

The spirit of Clementine .

bpanther
Community Member
2 years ago

Also, a black man looking to his right at a huge faced gorilla in the rock, in the first one... (in her face...)

nazan fidan
Community Member
2 years ago

wow, cool

anotherboredpanda
Community Member
2 years ago

La dame Blanche

Danielle Holder
Community Member
2 years ago

Damn that corset's tight.

SlightlyBurntWaffle
Community Member
2 years ago

SO pretty!

Lunar Eclipse
Community Member
2 years ago

That's awesome

Elizabeth Kurhajetz
Community Member
2 years ago

What if it is a dead mermaids sprite

Slune
Community Member
2 years ago

She's dressed like in

Ramo Nana
Community Member
2 years ago

This is Romania 💎❤️

Ramo Nana
Community Member
2 years ago

This îs Romania 🥳💎

Kelly Horrigan
Community Member
2 years ago

Favorite!

ThatJeremyKid
Community Member
2 years ago

Can someone please tell me where this is...

Vikitoria Georgieva
Community Member
2 years ago

Its Bulgaria, I am from Bulgaria and it is called Momata or Neviasta, which means young woman, that is to be married.. as far as I know.

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E. Loop
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2 years ago

Woman in white

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#19

Was Cooking Pasta When Suddenly Cookie Monster

Was Cooking Pasta When Suddenly Cookie Monster

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Just a Purpler
Community Member
2 years ago

Pasta Monster then lol

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#20

When You Just Can’t Bear It Anymore

When You Just Can’t Bear It Anymore

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Major Houlihan Bear
Community Member
2 years ago

Berlin Bär!!

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#21

This Incredible Carrot Hand Was Found While Digging Juice Carrots At Our Farm Today

This Incredible Carrot Hand Was Found While Digging Juice Carrots At Our Farm Today

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Stefano Aprea
Community Member
2 years ago

Smiling at 1st pic Not sleeping tonight at 2nd pic....

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#22

This Cactus Looks Like It's Giving The Middle Finger

This Cactus Looks Like It's Giving The Middle Finger

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

Such a prick...

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#23

There Was A Sausage From Breakfast In The Fridge That Fell In, Thought Someone Had Lost A Finger

There Was A Sausage From Breakfast In The Fridge That Fell In, Thought Someone Had Lost A Finger

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David Viesta
Community Member
2 years ago

Now i seem to get what Otto von Bismarc meant about the sausage.

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#24

Even My Coffee Cup Didn’t Want To Get Up This Morning

Even My Coffee Cup Didn’t Want To Get Up This Morning

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Arietis
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2 years ago

It's so cute!!

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#25

The Underside Of A Sawfish Better Known As “I’d Like To Speak To Your Manager”

The Underside Of A Sawfish Better Known As “I’d Like To Speak To Your Manager”

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Mama Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

I think it's sticking it's tongue out too!

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#26

This Microphone Looks Like He Really Messed Up

This Microphone Looks Like He Really Messed Up

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Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

What did you just say?! 😲

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#27

My Duckling Has A Husky On Her Beak

My Duckling Has A Husky On Her Beak

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David Viesta
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2 years ago

Husky's expression: "Yep, reincarnation is a bitch."

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#28

Honestly, I Feel Threatened Right Now

Honestly, I Feel Threatened Right Now

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Aaron Kara
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2 years ago

Maximum Overdrive

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#29

This Rock Resembles A Dog

This Rock Resembles A Dog

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Stefano Aprea
Community Member
2 years ago

good boy Rocky, good boy...

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#30

Shadow Cast By My Light Looks Like The Gingerbread Man Hanged Himself

Shadow Cast By My Light Looks Like The Gingerbread Man Hanged Himself

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Roger Haywood
Community Member
2 years ago

Why do I find that amusing?

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