You don't necessarily need to go to a special museum, art gallery or hall of mirrors to experience some mind-bending optical illusions, take a look around you, they happen all the time in everyday life!

Compiled into a list by Bored Panda, what we have here are serendipitous moments of chance, creating weird and wonderful illusions that are sure to make you look twice and think, what the hell?

From people seemingly floating on air to things that appear to be on fire, this list will put your brain's powers of observation and logic to the test. Scroll down below to check it out for yourself, and don't forget to vote for your favorites!

#1 View Of My Parents' Backyard This Morning

View Of My Parents' Backyard This Morning

whackmo Report

Brigitta Swart 11 months ago

I want to visit your parents :-)

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#2 This Huge Concert Crowd Is Actually A Cotton Picker At Night

This Huge Concert Crowd Is Actually A Cotton Picker At Night

Scaulbylausis Report

Lucida 11 months ago

193/5000 This picture is so weird. When you look at it a second time, it's so obvious that it's big tractors out on a field. It's strange that most people – me included – first see a concert.

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#3 Frost Of The Roof Of My Car This Morning Looks A Bit Like A View Of The Earth From Space

Frost Of The Roof Of My Car This Morning Looks A Bit Like A View Of The Earth From Space

vmos Report

BusLady 11 months ago

So that's how NASA makes those pictures

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#4 Pic Of Two Plump Pigeons Perched On The Ledge But Ended Up Getting A Picture Of Two Massive Pigeons Looking For Their Car

Pic Of Two Plump Pigeons Perched On The Ledge But Ended Up Getting A Picture Of Two Massive Pigeons Looking For Their Car

TastyTalk Report

stellermatt 11 months ago

warning, pigeon thieves are operating in this area.

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#5 My Dogs Appear To Have Merged This Morning

My Dogs Appear To Have Merged This Morning

NegativePitch Report

Michel M. Prins 11 months ago

This is actually Cerberus' lesser known brother(s).

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#6 The Snow Slowly Melting On The Front Porch Looks Like An Ice Tornado

The Snow Slowly Melting On The Front Porch Looks Like An Ice Tornado

-sUBzERoo- Report

stellermatt 11 months ago

either way, it's a great view

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#7 Long Dog With A Section Missing

Long Dog With A Section Missing

esquonk Report

stellermatt 11 months ago

his barks worse than his bite.

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#8 These Espresso Martinis Look Like Bar Stools

These Espresso Martinis Look Like Bar Stools

madcaplarks Report

Neeraj Jha 11 months ago

I thought "seats on those the bar stools looking like cookies" is an illusion here. Guess I am just hungry. :-/

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#9 When The Sun Is Directly Overhead In Hawaii, It Looks Like A Bad Video Game Render

When The Sun Is Directly Overhead In Hawaii, It Looks Like A Bad Video Game Render

mike_pants Report

Hans 11 months ago

40/100 must fix the lighting, textures are fine, though.

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#10 Mirage Of Coffee Shop Window Makes It Look Like This Car Sells Pies Out Of The Boot

Mirage Of Coffee Shop Window Makes It Look Like This Car Sells Pies Out Of The Boot

Flynnbojangels Report

stellermatt 11 months ago

he just kneaded some dough...

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#11 This Photo From Inside A Tent Looks Like Photoshop

This Photo From Inside A Tent Looks Like Photoshop

Ingelo8Jean Report

birdhouse 11 months ago

Very cool.

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#12 For The Past 10 Minutes I've Been Trying To Explain To My Sister-In-Law That It Looks Like Her Legs Are Over Her Husbands Shoulders... She Doesn't See It

For The Past 10 Minutes I've Been Trying To Explain To My Sister-In-Law That It Looks Like Her Legs Are Over Her Husbands Shoulders... She Doesn't See It

camhanson Report

Just Amiable 11 months ago

😂Omg I need coffee, not only does it look like her legs are on her shoulders but it also looks like she has a jetpack in her butt 😂😊.. 😅

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#13 This Tree Looks Like Straight Up Broccoli

This Tree Looks Like Straight Up Broccoli

Bdogg242 Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago

Is there an UFO flying above :P

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#14 I Took A Picture Of A Monkey And The Glare Made It Look Like It Was Taking A Wicked Selfie

I Took A Picture Of A Monkey And The Glare Made It Look Like It Was Taking A Wicked Selfie

emily-dawn Report

birdhouse 11 months ago

He's looking into my soul.

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#15 The Reflection Of The Lamp Gives My Glasses Eyeballs

The Reflection Of The Lamp Gives My Glasses Eyeballs

2mamas Report

Nora howard 11 months ago

Thats just creepy!

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#16 The Way The Sunlight Hits These Leaves And Makes Them Look Like They're On Fire

The Way The Sunlight Hits These Leaves And Makes Them Look Like They're On Fire

ImaginingAlchemist Report

birdhouse 11 months ago

I thought it was a bat on fire. Don't judge me, I need therapy.

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#17 Found This Bike The Other Day And It Confused Me About Our Reality. Is It Broken Or Not Broken?

Found This Bike The Other Day And It Confused Me About Our Reality. Is It Broken Or Not Broken?

remin Report

Hans 11 months ago

The reflection is a mirror of the past!

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#18 They Look Like Tiny Men Training In The Pool

They Look Like Tiny Men Training In The Pool

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stellermatt 11 months ago

Mini Militia

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#19 Caught The Reflection Of The Light In The Window, Looks Like It's Floating In The Sky!

Caught The Reflection Of The Light In The Window, Looks Like It's Floating In The Sky!

robyncracknell3 Report

stellermatt 11 months ago

i want to believe

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#20 Sunset Reflection Looks Like Demonic Uprising

Sunset Reflection Looks Like Demonic Uprising

PeteLX Report

Peak25500 11 months ago

Or maybe your neighbors died in fire...

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#21 When My Buddy's Dog Leaps Over Grates Her Body And Legs Disappear And It Looks Like A Dog's Head Is Just Floating Down The Street

When My Buddy's Dog Leaps Over Grates Her Body And Legs Disappear And It Looks Like A Dog's Head Is Just Floating Down The Street

infinite_burrito Report

birdhouse 11 months ago

WTF!!

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#22 My New Profile Pic, Compliments Of Hurricane Sandy

My New Profile Pic, Compliments Of Hurricane Sandy

Nirnroot Report

birdhouse 11 months ago

Good arm strength.

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#23 This Hurts My Brain...

This Hurts My Brain...

Blood_Reaper Report

GlassOfWater 11 months ago

I thought it looked ok UNTIL I LOOKED AT THE FEET

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#24 Example Of A Mirage Known As Fata Morgana. It's Believed That This Optical Illusion Is What Give Birth To The Myth Of The Flying Dutchman

Example Of A Mirage Known As Fata Morgana. It's Believed That This Optical Illusion Is What Give Birth To The Myth Of The Flying Dutchman

Ayy_2_Brute Report

birdhouse 11 months ago

Creepy.

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#25 Can You Imagine Walking Into Your Bedroom Only To Find That A Black Hole Had Appeared In The Middle Of Your Bed

Can You Imagine Walking Into Your Bedroom Only To Find That A Black Hole Had Appeared In The Middle Of Your Bed

woodgie2 Report

stellermatt 11 months ago

sorry i was late for work, I fell in a black hole

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#26 My Sister Looks Like A Female Centaur

My Sister Looks Like A Female Centaur

Penguinjetski Report

stellermatt 11 months ago

well now she's the centaur of attention

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#27 My Fiance Took This Pic That Makes The Cat Look Like He's Made Out Of A Head And Just One Massive Arm

My Fiance Took This Pic That Makes The Cat Look Like He's Made Out Of A Head And Just One Massive Arm

redditdadssuck Report

Neeraj Jha 11 months ago

He's challenging you for arm wrestling.

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#28 This Picture Makes It Look Like I'm Holding A Decapitated Camel Head

This Picture Makes It Look Like I'm Holding A Decapitated Camel Head

Mecha_Hitler_ Report

Hans 11 months ago

You monster!

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#29 This Pattern Makes It Look Like The Floor Suddenly Drops Off

This Pattern Makes It Look Like The Floor Suddenly Drops Off

starlinguk Report

Sarah Schmidt 11 months ago

behave, hell is nearer than you knew...

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#30 Lightning Struck Right When This Guy Went To Take A Picture Of A Storm, Causing This Neat Illusion

Lightning Struck Right When This Guy Went To Take A Picture Of A Storm, Causing This Neat Illusion

karazykid Report

Christopher Mack 11 months ago

The reflection on the front of the vehicle is badass!

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#31 Perfectly Aligned Kite

Perfectly Aligned Kite

bijoubear Report

birdhouse 11 months ago

Best kite ever.

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#32 Our Two Cats Look Like They Were Cross-Stitched Onto The Carrier

Our Two Cats Look Like They Were Cross-Stitched Onto The Carrier

Bombingofdresden Report

birdhouse 11 months ago

Something Grandma would make.

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#33 Amazing Icelandic River Almost Looks Like An Optical Illusion

Amazing Icelandic River Almost Looks Like An Optical Illusion

LazarGuitrWulvz Report

just a thought! 11 months ago

Wow I still can't believe that this is real !

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#34 Accidental Optical Illusion: Cruise Ship At Coal Harbor

Accidental Optical Illusion: Cruise Ship At Coal Harbor

quanticnick Report

stellermatt 11 months ago

makes it easier to clean?

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#35 When I Take Pictures Of My Blind Dog W/ The Flash On It Looks Like There Is Fire In Her Eyes

When I Take Pictures Of My Blind Dog W/ The Flash On It Looks Like There Is Fire In Her Eyes

jaymieo Report

BusLady 11 months ago

Pretty pup

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#36 The Shadows Of These Windows Make An Optical Illusion

The Shadows Of These Windows Make An Optical Illusion

Mouse_fighter Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago

If you focus long enough, it will feel like windows are coming out of building in 3D and at some point will start looking like maze of water pipes zigzagging around.

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#37 A Picture I Took At The Airport A Few Days Ago, It Looks Really Scifi-Ish, Like A Battlestar Galactica Spaceport Or Something

A Picture I Took At The Airport A Few Days Ago, It Looks Really Scifi-Ish, Like A Battlestar Galactica Spaceport Or Something

jdobbs44 Report

Little Menace 11 months ago

This is actually really cool and should be higher up in rank.

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#38 My Friend Had A Bug On His Windshield That Made Him Look Like A Godzilla Monster

My Friend Had A Bug On His Windshield That Made Him Look Like A Godzilla Monster

HooptyDooDooMeister Report

Daria B 11 months ago

This is a job for ULTRAMAN! ♥

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#39 Due To The Lighting, Angle And Mirrored Glass, This Building Looks Nearly Invisible

Due To The Lighting, Angle And Mirrored Glass, This Building Looks Nearly Invisible

malgoya Report

Little Menace 11 months ago

This is no good for birds. I can't even see much.

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#40 Ships That Seem To Float In The Air

Ships That Seem To Float In The Air

bart59 Report

BusLady 11 months ago

Fata Morgana again. In this one, I can see it. It's where the sky meets the horizon.

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#41 I Took A Picture Of This Puddle In Geysir National Park In Iceland, And It Looks Like An Aerial View Of A Beach

I Took A Picture Of This Puddle In Geysir National Park In Iceland, And It Looks Like An Aerial View Of A Beach

BrandonHarwood Report

Bored Birgit 11 months ago

Waoh. Can't even fix the puddle look.

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#42 This Piece Of Lint On My Window Sill Looks Like A Gun Wielding Soldier Wading Through Water

This Piece Of Lint On My Window Sill Looks Like A Gun Wielding Soldier Wading Through Water

digitalash Report

Neeraj Jha 11 months ago

"I see a ship on my right not far away, I must stay strong"

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#43 Corgi Jumps From Plane

Corgi Jumps From Plane

umarhuzzy Report

The Deep Thinker 11 months ago

That legit scared me when I first saw it.

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#44 This Hotel's Carpet And Lighting Combo Produce A Really Trippy Effect

This Hotel's Carpet And Lighting Combo Produce A Really Trippy Effect

TwineTime Report

Neeraj Jha 11 months ago

Yeah... and any moment those twin girls would show up.

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#45 That Looks Like It Should Hurt

That Looks Like It Should Hurt

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birdhouse 11 months ago

It took a while but I finally see there is 3 people! I need a nap now.

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#46 This Man On A Carousel Looks Like He Has Pig Legs

This Man On A Carousel Looks Like He Has Pig Legs

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Just Amiable 11 months ago

😅 I want to see this guy river dance 😂

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#47 A Pallet Burned In Such A Way That It Looks Like Different Birds Sitting Next To Each Other And Enjoying The Fire

A Pallet Burned In Such A Way That It Looks Like Different Birds Sitting Next To Each Other And Enjoying The Fire

Bottlez21 Report

Daria B 11 months ago

Angry birds enjoying their explosive victory.

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#48 This Photo I Took Of A Goose Makes It Look Like A 40ft Tall Dinosaur

This Photo I Took Of A Goose Makes It Look Like A 40ft Tall Dinosaur

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stellermatt 11 months ago

Goozilla

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#49 The Reflection Of The Light On My Coffee Looks Like A Glowing Castle

The Reflection Of The Light On My Coffee Looks Like A Glowing Castle

MadnessDreamer Report

Natasha Forchione 11 months ago

This looks so pretty!

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#50 These Are Stacked Metal Pipes

These Are Stacked Metal Pipes

Lenity Report

Sashenka ahangamgoda 11 months ago

The puddle on the right looks like that side of the is cracking and rising

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#51 Making Cookies And The Reflection Looks Like A Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie

Making Cookies And The Reflection Looks Like A Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie

robije Report

GlassOfWater 11 months ago

Now I'm hungry :(

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#52 This Fallen Post Looks Like A Discarded Cigarette

This Fallen Post Looks Like A Discarded Cigarette

BrackAttack Report

birdhouse 11 months ago

That's a big smoke.

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#53 Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron Hovering

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron Hovering

xenmate Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago

That's one hell of a way to exit! #brexit.

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#54 From A Distance, These Wheelbarrows Look Like 2 Amish Men Sitting Next To Each Other

From A Distance, These Wheelbarrows Look Like 2 Amish Men Sitting Next To Each Other

almightyshellfish Report

birdhouse 11 months ago

You mean it isn't?

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#55 Are These Legs Shiny And Oily Or Are They Legs With White Paint On Them

Are These Legs Shiny And Oily Or Are They Legs With White Paint On Them

kingkayden Report

Lios 11 months ago

Oh that is mean! I saw shiny and as I read 'or white paint' it immediately shattered the illusion. Good one!

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#56 This Photo Of Me Standing Behind A Grill Looks Like I'm On Fire

This Photo Of Me Standing Behind A Grill Looks Like I'm On Fire

Danknug211 Report

Carmen Kosmicki 11 months ago

it also looks like he's is poking a kid with a stick

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#57 This Car Door Looks Like An UFO Above The Forest

This Car Door Looks Like An UFO Above The Forest

Sighma Report

Lou Wow 11 months ago

I want to believe.

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#58 It Took Me About 20 Seconds Of Trying To Figure Out What Was Happening

It Took Me About 20 Seconds Of Trying To Figure Out What Was Happening

BeamosCola Report

Daria B 11 months ago

When a bird tells you a shocking secret.

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#59 My Laptop's Number Pad Has The Black Dot Illusion

My Laptop's Number Pad Has The Black Dot Illusion

spoonfedsam Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 11 months ago

Ohh yes, super cool.

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#60 Unintended Optical Illusion At Work Made Me Think My Ruler Was Bent

Unintended Optical Illusion At Work Made Me Think My Ruler Was Bent

Josh5591 Report

The Deep Thinker 11 months ago

It isn’t I held a pencil up to the picture, but it made it look like my pencil is bent too.

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#61 This Watusi Bull Looks Transparent Through It's Spots

This Watusi Bull Looks Transparent Through It's Spots

mySTi666 Report

birdhouse 11 months ago

Used to make Swiss cheese?

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#62 Patterns On The Floor Of The Florence Cathedral

Patterns On The Floor Of The Florence Cathedral

namraka Report

BusLady 11 months ago

Looks like a really high dome. If it weren't for the people, we would never know.

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#63 Perspective

Perspective

e1v1s Report

BusLady 11 months ago

Dude, you're about to get pooped on.

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#64 This Fungus Looks Like Fire

This Fungus Looks Like Fire

Jessception Report

stellermatt 11 months ago

playmobil fire set

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#65 Due To The Chair Leg And This Guy's Posture, It Looks Like He's Wearing High Heels

Due To The Chair Leg And This Guy's Posture, It Looks Like He's Wearing High Heels

Tripledip333 Report

birdhouse 11 months ago

Maybe he is. It's a valid life choice.

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#66 My Dog’s Flopped-Over Ear Looks Like The Face Of A Baboon

My Dog’s Flopped-Over Ear Looks Like The Face Of A Baboon

Funholiday Report

That Fat Mouse 11 months ago

This bugs me so much! I just want to reach into the photo and unflop the doggos ear!

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#67 Tried To Take A Photo Of A Grasshopper On My Windshield, But It Looks Like Its Giant And Destroying The Town

Tried To Take A Photo Of A Grasshopper On My Windshield, But It Looks Like Its Giant And Destroying The Town

AhoffNYC Report

BusLady 11 months ago

I was a Security Guard. I monitored the exterior cameras, and sometimes a bug would get on the camera. It was hilarious.

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#68 This Sliced Ham Looks Like It's Out Of Focus

This Sliced Ham Looks Like It's Out Of Focus

MelvinDickpictweet Report

stellermatt 11 months ago

that ham needs to be cured

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#69 Plants In Background Makes It Look Like He Has A Kick Ass Mohawk

Plants In Background Makes It Look Like He Has A Kick Ass Mohawk

Isai76 Report

Alib 11 months ago

The Perfecto jacket adds to the effect!

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#70 The Way My Phone Is Placed In This Cupholder Makes It Look Transparent

The Way My Phone Is Placed In This Cupholder Makes It Look Transparent

lemonick Report

birdhouse 11 months ago

The new predator phone.

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#71 This Dying Leaf Looks Like It's Pixelating

This Dying Leaf Looks Like It's Pixelating

kittyskid Report

Lilian Della Rose 11 months ago

Game over

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#72 The Reflection Of The Lights In The Room Behind Me Make It Look Like The Sky Has A Trap Door

The Reflection Of The Lights In The Room Behind Me Make It Look Like The Sky Has A Trap Door

dmazarin Report

BusLady 11 months ago

And a UFO above it.

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#73 The Optical Illusion Of This Photograph Makes It Look Like There Is A Micro-Human Next To My Mate

The Optical Illusion Of This Photograph Makes It Look Like There Is A Micro-Human Next To My Mate

emmaensign Report

Cassie 11 months ago

Gulliver?

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#74 This Building Looks Like A Movie Prop

This Building Looks Like A Movie Prop

CtenoCatcher Report

birdhouse 11 months ago

Where is the rest of it? Seriously!

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#75 Mom Thought I Was Smoking A Joint

Mom Thought I Was Smoking A Joint

rubyslipper101 Report

stellermatt 11 months ago

nah mum.... its an... optical illusion, honest...

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#76 I Balanced A Coin On A Ring, The Coin Looks See Through

I Balanced A Coin On A Ring, The Coin Looks See Through

beardhero_ben Report

DE Ray 11 months ago

Dang Canada and their see-through money...

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#77 This Frozen Trail Looks Like A River

This Frozen Trail Looks Like A River

crumbbelly Report

Gina 11 months ago

Beautiful photo.

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#78 My Friends Dog Is An Optical Illusion

My Friends Dog Is An Optical Illusion

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