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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

#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

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Lucida
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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

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#5

My Dogs Appear To Have Merged This Morning

My Dogs Appear To Have Merged This Morning

NegativePitch Report

#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

#8

These Espresso Martinis Look Like Bar Stools

These Espresso Martinis Look Like Bar Stools

madcaplarks Report

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Neeraj Jha
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#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

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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

#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

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Just Amiable
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

😂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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#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

#15

The Reflection Of The Lamp Gives My Glasses Eyeballs

The Reflection Of The Lamp Gives My Glasses Eyeballs

2mamas Report

#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

#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

#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

#20

Sunset Reflection Looks Like Demonic Uprising

Sunset Reflection Looks Like Demonic Uprising

PeteLX Report

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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

#22

My New Profile Pic, Compliments Of Hurricane Sandy

My New Profile Pic, Compliments Of Hurricane Sandy

Nirnroot Report

#23

This Hurts My Brain...

This Hurts My Brain...

Blood_Reaper Report

#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

#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

#26

My Sister Looks Like A Female Centaur

My Sister Looks Like A Female Centaur

Penguinjetski Report

#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

#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

#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

#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

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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

#33

Amazing Icelandic River Almost Looks Like An Optical Illusion

Amazing Icelandic River Almost Looks Like An Optical Illusion

LazarGuitrWulvz Report

#34

Accidental Optical Illusion: Cruise Ship At Coal Harbor

Accidental Optical Illusion: Cruise Ship At Coal Harbor

quanticnick Report

#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

#36

The Shadows Of These Windows Make An Optical Illusion

The Shadows Of These Windows Make An Optical Illusion

Mouse_fighter Report

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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

#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

#40

Ships That Seem To Float In The Air

Ships That Seem To Float In The Air

bart59 Report

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#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

#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

#45

That Looks Like It Should Hurt

That Looks Like It Should Hurt

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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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#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

#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

imgur.com Report

#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

#50

These Are Stacked Metal Pipes

These Are Stacked Metal Pipes

Lenity Report

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#52

This Fallen Post Looks Like A Discarded Cigarette

This Fallen Post Looks Like A Discarded Cigarette

BrackAttack Report

#53

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron Hovering

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron Hovering

xenmate Report

#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

#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

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Tiari
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I cannot see the oily legs anymore, after I read the words “white paint“. Even though it was my first impression...

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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

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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

#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

#59

My Laptop's Number Pad Has The Black Dot Illusion

My Laptop's Number Pad Has The Black Dot Illusion

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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

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The Deep Thinker
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#62

Patterns On The Floor Of The Florence Cathedral

Patterns On The Floor Of The Florence Cathedral

namraka Report

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BusLady
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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

#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

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That Fat Mouse
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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BusLady
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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

#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

#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

#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

#74

This Building Looks Like A Movie Prop

This Building Looks Like A Movie Prop

CtenoCatcher Report

#75

Mom Thought I Was Smoking A Joint

Mom Thought I Was Smoking A Joint

rubyslipper101 Report

#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

#77

This Frozen Trail Looks Like A River

This Frozen Trail Looks Like A River

crumbbelly Report

#78

My Friends Dog Is An Optical Illusion

My Friends Dog Is An Optical Illusion

chadwalk Report

#80

Delivery Truck Looks Like Giants Are Peeping Over The Fence

Delivery Truck Looks Like Giants Are Peeping Over The Fence

fuzzydunlop615 Report

#81

The Way I Took This Picture Makes My Friend Look Like She's Floating

The Way I Took This Picture Makes My Friend Look Like She's Floating

origiins Report

#82

Did My Friend Piss His Pants? Nope, It's Just The Reflection Of The Chairs In The Room

Did My Friend Piss His Pants? Nope, It's Just The Reflection Of The Chairs In The Room

CptSandbag73 Report

#83

The Algae On This Moat Looks Like Green Concrete

The Algae On This Moat Looks Like Green Concrete

Mww14 Report

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you ever saw the surprised face of a dog walking into a swamp like this, you will appreciate algae!

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#84

This Rock Is Actually In The Water

This Rock Is Actually In The Water

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#85

For A Second I Thought There Is A Tiny Iphone On The Table Next To Me

For A Second I Thought There Is A Tiny Iphone On The Table Next To Me

Himbeertage Report

#86

Was Walking In Melbourne And Found A Almost Invisible Building

Was Walking In Melbourne And Found A Almost Invisible Building

allthethings_maeghan Report

#87

I Took A Picture In Color But It Seems That It’s In Black And White

I Took A Picture In Color But It Seems That It’s In Black And White

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger