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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Iván Galarraga
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2 years ago

You are gonna need a funnier boat

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#4

Throwing Shade And Disapproval

Throwing Shade And Disapproval

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Stella Rose
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like Sally from Cars

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#5

Bad Omen?

Bad Omen?

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Mimi
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2 years ago

Omg, that one really gets me

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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?!?
Community Member
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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Laura Zaini
Community Member
2 years ago

omg and it's perfect

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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
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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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Daria B
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2 years ago

Groot's girlfriend. ♥

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
2 years ago

I am Boot!

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Troux
Community Member
2 years ago

Beyonsai

WaffleFryLife
Community Member
2 years ago

that is the most clever comment i have read all day

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Mama Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

Bonsai's got back!

Full Name
Community Member
2 years ago

The proper name for a connection between branches or trunks is called a tree crotch. This tree just got cheeky about it.

Carmen Elena
Community Member
2 years ago

Better butt than me. Damn.

Wanda Queen
Community Member
2 years ago

Ah yes, that's the lesser known "Kardashian Bonsai". I hear it has it's own reality show or some nonsense. Not a fan, myself. ;)

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Best comment, Wanda.

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Tom Kennedy
Community Member
2 years ago

If Groot hooked up with Nicki Minaj

bubblegum witch
Community Member
2 years ago

she thicc

d bradley
Community Member
2 years ago

i like big trunks and i cannot lie

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Let's get this gal a pole.

Cody Eriksen
Community Member
2 years ago

Came here for this.

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Roger Haywood
Community Member
2 years ago

I like bit butts and I don't know why.........

Jonathan Moore
Community Member
2 years ago

Baby Groot got Back!

Lucy Clark
Community Member
2 years ago

that plant got a better ass than me

Stefano Aprea
Community Member
2 years ago

Kim Bonsarshian

Wyndmere
Community Member
1 year ago

Babys got bark.

Tim David
Community Member
2 years ago

Bedonkabonzai

Mark Kelly
Community Member
2 years ago

Bonsai got back

Nicole Raab
Community Member
2 years ago

I see you, bonsai, shaking that ass....

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
2 years ago

From Brazil

Trish Christoffersen
Community Member
2 years ago

It's a BUNsai!

Eba Normaalne
Community Member
2 years ago

Thats a spriggan

Ruth Hadden
Community Member
2 years ago

A tree that flashes those that pass by .

Debra Lewis
Community Member
1 year ago

Bonsai got BACK! 🙀🤣

Trish Jemison
Community Member
1 year ago

Bunnsai tree?

Linda Roy
Community Member
1 year ago

Sassy!

shinshige
Community Member
1 year ago

Work it, girl Groot!

Donna Leske
Community Member
1 year ago

Groot; "I like big ..."

Dancing Pandas
Community Member
1 year ago

shake dat booty

Sang Fe
Community Member
1 year ago

Bootilicious Bonsai

Ute Kowert
Community Member
1 year ago

yes, Groot´s girlfriend...or is it Groot´s boyfriend??? I´m not quite sure

Vilkas
Community Member
1 year ago

Plant's got a nice ass.

Heather Ions
Community Member
1 year ago

Gurl got cake.

marnidarr
Community Member
2 years ago

"I like big butts..."

Diane Lloyd
Community Member
2 years ago

Cheeky!

Roberto Durante
Community Member
2 years ago

from Brasil

Kat Khatib
Community Member
2 years ago

Bonsai Got Back!

Belinda Crum
Community Member
2 years ago

I like big butts and I cannot lie!

Denim Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

Bonsai got back

A. Najime
Community Member
2 years ago

Dat ass

Michael Hager
Community Member
2 years ago

baby's got back

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
2 years ago

Harry Potter's mandrake!

Barry Collins
Community Member
2 years ago

It's a bum bonsai.

Erik Lawrence
Community Member
2 years ago

Dat ass tho

Alex
Community Member
2 years ago

This Odd BUNsai

Norman van Druten
Community Member
2 years ago

"I am Beaut!"

Liesa Yopp
Community Member
2 years ago

Here we have the new version of the popular tradition: Booty bonsai.

Peta_C
Community Member
2 years ago

Not at all odd, she's BOOTIFULL!!

Cody Eriksen
Community Member
2 years ago

She'll make money grow on trees

Kim Briek
Community Member
2 years ago

My anaconda dont, my anaconda dont

dumbass
Community Member
2 years ago

MAH ANACONDA DON'T

Jodie Kavanagh
Community Member
2 years ago

Dat ass, tho

Lee Maidana Kuhl
Community Member
2 years ago

Making a run for it...

dismas666
Community Member
2 years ago

groot is thicc. an absolute unit

Murmur Plopslop
Community Member
2 years ago

dat ass..

Stimpy
Community Member
2 years ago

Seexy!

Lenny Vos-Groenendijk
Community Member
2 years ago

Love the nailpolish by the way.

Lisa Wright
Community Member
2 years ago

“Booty” Bonsai... shake it baby

Marika Stanway
Community Member
2 years ago

If you've got it, flaunt it!

Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
2 years ago

Sexy bonsai

Lola Granola
Community Member
2 years ago

Junk in the trunk!

Hm Mm
Community Member
2 years ago

Thiccer than a bowl of oatmeal

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
2 years ago

Tree 'tocks!

Id row
Community Member
2 years ago

Shake dat booty!

Amelia Haynes
Community Member
2 years ago

Its just shaking its bon bon lol

meowgie catster
Community Member
2 years ago

yaaaaass

Chad Francis
Community Member
2 years ago

Stupid sexy Flanders...

Olivia Matovich
Community Member
2 years ago

oooooooh she thik

mama mia
Community Member
2 years ago

Damnnnn she thiccc

mama mia
Community Member
2 years ago

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Jessica Temple
Community Member
2 years ago

That is one sexy plant

Lisa J
Community Member
2 years ago

Thicc

Jaguarundi
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, it is from Miami according to the tag.

Loki
Community Member
2 years ago

thicc

Nikki Haines
Community Member
2 years ago

Please say you purchased that!!

Taryn Wallace
Community Member
2 years ago

Thicc af!!!!

Gabby M
Community Member
2 years ago

Babys got back.

Isis Piersee
Community Member
2 years ago

groot thicc

glowworm2
Community Member
2 years ago

Shake your tree, Bonsai!

Sora Lyra
Community Member
2 years ago

Booty goal.

Elena Adams
Community Member
2 years ago

THIC

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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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. ♥

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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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Id row
Community Member
2 years ago

How sure are we that that isn't a finger? Because I can't unsee that.

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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
Community Member
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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Tania Domingos
Community Member
2 years ago

MOISTURIZE ME

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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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David Viesta
Community Member
2 years ago

I think he is just surprised that people always talk behind his back (because the microphone is on his... I'm sure you got what I meant)

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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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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

when you supposed to take your car for a wash, but end up else where. lol

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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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