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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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
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1 year ago

Looks like Sally from Cars

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#5

Bad Omen?

Bad Omen?

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Mimi
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1 year 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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1 year 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
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1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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1 year 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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1 year 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
1 year ago

RUN!!!!!

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#13

This Odd Bonsai

This Odd Bonsai

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Daria B
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1 year ago

Groot's girlfriend. ♥

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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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1 year 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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1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

Sinister.

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#18

Lady In White Waterfall

Lady In White Waterfall

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Daria B
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1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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1 year 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
1 year ago

MOISTURIZE ME

Isabella
Community Member
1 year ago

I was literally going to comment that before i saw the comments! Glad all the whovians get it :P

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Bobbi Newell
Community Member
1 year ago

"I'm watching you Wazowski... Alllwayys watching!"

Mama Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Turnip and a Frog
Community Member
1 year ago

Mrs. Jabba the Hutt?

Norman van Druten
Community Member
1 year ago

The manager has gone into hiding.

Mother Mary Helen
Community Member
1 year ago

Ursula?

Wyndmere
Community Member
1 year ago

Whoa....

diane a
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG - "The Far Side" Gary Larson

David Viesta
Community Member
1 year ago

"Mister Manager. Your employee insulted my hairstyle. What are you going to do about it?"

Emma Hubek
Community Member
6 months ago

Pure nightmare fuel

Emma Hubek
Community Member
6 months ago

Nightmare fuel

Unaffected
Community Member
11 months ago

Yes Karen?

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
11 months ago

That villainess from Little Mermaid?

Paula Marshall
Community Member
1 year ago

Karen r/entitled parents VoiceyHere YT

Ute Kowert
Community Member
1 year ago

I have to learn to make THIS face.....

Andrea Delden
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my, I’m gobsmacked!

Jack Voige
Community Member
1 year ago

uhhh, well hello there Karen

NeedFood
Community Member
1 year ago

Roz?

Ashley Webson
Community Member
1 year ago

That scared me the first time I saw it, now it just makes me cringe endlessly.

triggeredliz iscringe
Community Member
1 year ago

mike wisauski where are ur reports

Gaboo_panda_1127
Community Member
1 year ago

too much plastic surgery

Bunny Lady
Community Member
1 year ago

That's wot my manager looks like! Whoops!!!

Dawn Davies
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like No. 1 monsters inc.

Selena Espinosa
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s hilarious 😆 It looks like and aliens face also.

Abhisek Chakraborty
Community Member
1 year ago

She looks like a cartoon character I have seen when I was a kid. I cant remember the name.

Marika Stanway
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL

Lisa J
Community Member
1 year ago

Please stop making female gentalia faces at me, ma'am.

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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
1 year 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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1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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1 year ago

Why do I find that amusing?

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