For those who haven't yet heard, pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus, usually an image or a sound, by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists. To put it simply, it's a bug in the human mind that causes it to see things that aren't really there. For example, you look at a regular tap but see Ice Age's acorn-obsessed Scrat or you glance at a juicy cinnamon roll but it becomes an anguished E.T.


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Bored Panda has compiled a list of images of everyday objects so you can find out if you have the peculiar condition as well. Scroll down to test your eyes and if you see these everyday objects transform into pop culture icons, you're a pareidoliac!

#1 My Favorite Picture Of Trump

My Favorite Picture Of Trump

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Neeraj Jha 1 month ago

the only difference is the amount of trash each of them contain

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#3 This Tap Looks Like Scrat From Ice Age

This Tap Looks Like Scrat From Ice Age

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Hans 1 month ago

This definitely falls into the "what has been seen cannot be unseen" category.

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#4 This Walnut Look Like Chewbacca

This Walnut Look Like Chewbacca

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Scott Johnson 1 month ago

Laugh it up, Fuzzball.

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#7 This Leaf Looks Like Scream Mask

This Leaf Looks Like Scream Mask

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Hope Floats 1 month ago

If you see this in a forest.....''Scream''...!!!

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#10 This Looks Like Raphael Teenage Mutant Turtle

This Looks Like Raphael Teenage Mutant Turtle

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Hans 1 month ago

Be carefully when swinging, you might GET A SPLINTER. (Do I get a dad joke award now?)

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