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.