We’re all used to things looking, being and feeling a certain way. Just like rain is wet, so is the UPS truck brown. No questions asked, no answers needed.

So it’s only fair that seeing a thing in a completely different form, presentation or color than it typically is feels like a glimpse into a parallel universe. And since picturing a red Apple logo in your mind feels odd, Bored Panda did the job for you and wrapped up this list of common things that look nothing like they normally do.

Scroll down and upvote the most interesting pics that show things as if they were snatched from an alternate reality.

#1

This Red Only Rainbow I Saw At Midnight In Finland

This Red Only Rainbow I Saw At Midnight In Finland

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#2

McDonald's In Roswell, New Mexico

McDonald's In Roswell, New Mexico

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#3

Subaru-Branded Honey From My Local Dealership. Harvested From Their Rooftop

Subaru-Branded Honey From My Local Dealership. Harvested From Their Rooftop

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Ask any marketing expert, and they will tell you that if invention is the mother of necessity, then re-invention must be due to the evolution of those needs. No wonder so many brands, from Apple to McDonald's, rebrand themselves from time to time, whether it’s a logo or the exterior of the restaurant.

“Looking at all those remakes of old movies, they’re still telling the same stories, but they have to find new ways to do it as time passes. In the same way, companies must continuously revisit their brand strategy to keep up with the latest market shifts to communicate their story effectively to the intended audience,” designer and marketing expert Shantanu Kumar argues.

#4

Deep Blue Slime Mold: Not Our Typical Shiny, But Very Cool Nonetheless

Deep Blue Slime Mold: Not Our Typical Shiny, But Very Cool Nonetheless

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#5

There Was A Massive Pirate Ship Driving Around My Neighborhood

There Was A Massive Pirate Ship Driving Around My Neighborhood

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#6

Saw This Car Filling Up At A Gas Station In Illinois And Did A Double-Take. The Top Tires Spin Too

Saw This Car Filling Up At A Gas Station In Illinois And Did A Double-Take. The Top Tires Spin Too

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Living Example
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nice to have in a rollover accident. Just keep motoring.

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There are many reasons why brands decide to update the look of their brands, products, and services. Sometimes it’s because they seek to refresh their image because the old one no longer reflects their values. A smart rebrand can revive the company’s look and feel, making it more appealing to the customer of today.

Another reason for brands changing their usual look may come down to the fact that they want to appeal to a new target market, which is especially the case with growing companies.

#7

A White Redwood Baby

A White Redwood Baby

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RafCo (he/him/ele)
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Trees can have albinism. They don't survive long though as they are unable to absorb enough sunlight

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#8

Blue Java Banana

Blue Java Banana

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Paul C.
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How big are they.......we need a Banana for scale! I'll get my coat.

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#9

This Princess Leia Fire Hydrant I Saw Today

This Princess Leia Fire Hydrant I Saw Today

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McDonald's is known for its unmistakable identity with its iconic golden arches meeting the diners. But there are numerous examples of revamped, unusual McDonald's buildings surfing around the internet, like this “World’s Largest Entertainment McDonald’s” (now known as Epic McDonald’s) in Orlando, Florida.

The “Nonstandard McDonald’s” account on Twitter is dedicated to documenting unusual and sometimes tasteless McDonald’s buildings from around the world. According to the account’s bio, it is aimed at “preserving the only architectural heritage of the western world.”

#10

This Lowercase Stop Sign

This Lowercase Stop Sign

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#11

Starbucks In Al Seef, Dubai, UAE

Starbucks In Al Seef, Dubai, UAE

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#12

I Saw This Vertical Chess Board At A Bourbon Bar

I Saw This Vertical Chess Board At A Bourbon Bar

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What’s interesting, however, is that finding photos of these unusual Mcdonald's is becoming a task in its own right. Krieger, the creator of the “Nonstandard McDonald’s” Twitter, told Vox: “I was just surprised at how hard it was to find photo evidence of these weird McDonald’s that I had been to a couple of times, including the so-called Mayor McCheese mansion in Independence, Ohio.”

According to him, “One thing you figure out very quickly is that most of these places are no longer operating. They’re defunct.” Vox explains that many of these offbeat McDonald’s were pilot restaurants for culinary concepts that were eventually abandoned by the corporate mothership, such as “McDiners” which served classic greasy spoon fare.

#13

It's Finally Ripe

It's Finally Ripe

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#14

A Black Stop Sign

A Black Stop Sign

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Dominik
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A country not part of the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic? or alternatively, simply private property ;-)

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#15

A Wendy’s Built With Shipping Containers

A Wendy’s Built With Shipping Containers

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Today, these unusual McDonald's are becoming a rarity since the company put a lot of effort into modernizing their standard, family-friendly appearance. Now the restaurants have a slick, modern look that many say lacks its original identity.

#16

How Am I Supposed To Teach My Kids Anything?

How Am I Supposed To Teach My Kids Anything?

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Dan Padgett
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Teach them that mistakes are ok and everyone makes them.

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#17

This Flat Fire Extinguisher I Found

This Flat Fire Extinguisher I Found

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#18

Pink Icicles Underneath A Grate At A Carwash I Work At

Pink Icicles Underneath A Grate At A Carwash I Work At

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#19

Cut Into A Watermelon My Husband Picked Up The Other Day At A Farm Stand And We Learned That Yellow Watermelons Are A Thing

Cut Into A Watermelon My Husband Picked Up The Other Day At A Farm Stand And We Learned That Yellow Watermelons Are A Thing

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waddles
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

hey my brother’s karate teacher once gave us some of this it was very cool it tasted a bit less flavorful than regular watermelon though

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#20

Shiny McDonald's

Shiny McDonald's

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waddles
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2 weeks ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

funnily enough that would be the perfect place for a burger king

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#21

This Public Restroom At A Hotel Has Black Toilet Paper

This Public Restroom At A Hotel Has Black Toilet Paper

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waddles
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it looks interesting and all but i’ll bring up something i have seen many times: how do you know when you’re fully cleansed?

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#23

A Camouflaged Dr Pepper Truck Used On US Military Bases To Restock Base Vending Machines

A Camouflaged Dr Pepper Truck Used On US Military Bases To Restock Base Vending Machines

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#24

"Welcome To McDonald's, Would You Like To Make A Deposit Or A Withdrawal?"

"Welcome To McDonald's, Would You Like To Make A Deposit Or A Withdrawal?"

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#25

Blue Telephone Box In London

Blue Telephone Box In London

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RafCo (he/him/ele)
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's of mixed heritage. It's father was a phone box, but momma was a TARDIS

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#26

Green Burger King In Puerto Rico

Green Burger King In Puerto Rico

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#27

Pink Screen Of Death

Pink Screen Of Death

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Dan Padgett
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Windows actually has many coloured error screens these days. Blue is still the most common but you can have black, red and pink apparently.

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#28

Those Green And Blue Burgers Really Taste As Gross As They Look

Those Green And Blue Burgers Really Taste As Gross As They Look

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#31

Pink Police Car

Pink Police Car

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#32

FYI: All Deloreans Left The Factory In Silver Or Gold

FYI: All Deloreans Left The Factory In Silver Or Gold

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Mrs. Dearly Regret
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They actually didn't rust, they are made of stainless steel. The colour is simply the owners' choice

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#33

This IKEA In Espoo, Finland Is The Only White IKEA In The World

This IKEA In Espoo, Finland Is The Only White IKEA In The World

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#34

I Work At A Gas Station. The Sodas We Put In The Fridge For Individual Sale Come In Black And White Boxes

I Work At A Gas Station. The Sodas We Put In The Fridge For Individual Sale Come In Black And White Boxes

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Anon Yymi
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Colours cost money so no need to make it look interesting if the customer's never going to see it.

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#35

A KFC That’s Been Painted Green

A KFC That’s Been Painted Green

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#36

This Target We Saw In Tennessee

This Target We Saw In Tennessee

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#37

Shiny Coca-Cola - 5x More Unhealthy Than A Regular Coca-Cola

Shiny Coca-Cola - 5x More Unhealthy Than A Regular Coca-Cola

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#38

Shiny Broccoli, Wonder What The Blue Ones Taste Like?

Shiny Broccoli, Wonder What The Blue Ones Taste Like?

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#39

Pikablu At A Local Thrift Shop

Pikablu At A Local Thrift Shop

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#40

Heinz Ketchup And Mayo Ice Cream

Heinz Ketchup And Mayo Ice Cream

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waddles
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2 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

absolutely repulsive but i am also intrigued, i really want to know how it tastes

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