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.

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

GarbageTrumpster , Nicholas Kamm Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#2

This Truck Carrying Rolls Of Plastic Looks Like Cookie Monster

This Truck Carrying Rolls Of Plastic Looks Like Cookie Monster

TheSpacePope17 Report

#3

This Tap Looks Like Scrat From Ice Age

This Tap Looks Like Scrat From Ice Age

LylaRevilla Report

Hans
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

ripplin Report

#5

Found A Stormtrooper When I Was Doing The Dishes

Found A Stormtrooper When I Was Doing The Dishes

why_not_zoidberg56 Report

#6

Meth. Not Even Once. Rip Thomas The Tank Engine

Meth. Not Even Once. Rip Thomas The Tank Engine

Burkvest71 Report

#7

This Leaf Looks Like Scream Mask

This Leaf Looks Like Scream Mask

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Kathy Young
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Even woodland ANIMALS celebrate Hallos Eve!

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#8

The Soul Of Darth Vader Lives In My Windscreen

The Soul Of Darth Vader Lives In My Windscreen

2ofSorts Report

#9

This Electric Cable Looks Like Famous Edvard Munch's Painting The Scream

This Electric Cable Looks Like Famous Edvard Munch's Painting The Scream

TimothyGonzalez , Edvard Munch Report

Scott Johnson
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm trying to imagine it without the chalk.

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#10

This Looks Like Raphael Teenage Mutant Turtle

This Looks Like Raphael Teenage Mutant Turtle

raging_rage Report

Hans
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#11

Thi Fuel Cap Casts The Shadow Of Batman

Thi Fuel Cap Casts The Shadow Of Batman

MisterNRG Report

Blue Hippo
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gotta go...The Signal..Simone where's my stretchy pants?

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#12

This Palm Looks Like Sideshow Bob From The Simpsons

This Palm Looks Like Sideshow Bob From The Simpsons

MrSllew Report

#13

The Sorting Cone

The Sorting Cone

titanicnarwhal Report

Scott Johnson
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He'll place you in the proper house...er, lane.

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#14

Swarm Of Bees On Hydrant Looks Like Snoopy Wearing A Hat

Swarm Of Bees On Hydrant Looks Like Snoopy Wearing A Hat

triplejdude Report

#15

This Looks Like Groot

This Looks Like Groot

Steve_Awesome Report

#16

This Cinnamon Roll Looks Like An Anguished Et

This Cinnamon Roll Looks Like An Anguished Et

cheftlp1221 Report

#17

This Geode Looks Like Cookie Monster

This Geode Looks Like Cookie Monster

aruffone Report

Ronja Rövardotter
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Woow Cookie Monster you really shine today! Cute :)

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#18

This Furniture From Target Looks Just Like Mike And Sully From Monsters Inc.

This Furniture From Target Looks Just Like Mike And Sully From Monsters Inc.

Teggert Report

#19

This Strawberry I Found Looks Like Mario

This Strawberry I Found Looks Like Mario

RuffianTiffRaff Report

#20

This Looks Exactly Like Spiderman

This Looks Exactly Like Spiderman

zgold2192 Report

#21

My Wife's Potato Looks Like Admiral Ackbar

My Wife's Potato Looks Like Admiral Ackbar

Vanhole Report

#22

Looks Like Godzilla Eating The Sun

Looks Like Godzilla Eating The Sun

Rappista Report

#23

My Binoculars Look Like Wall-E's Eyes

My Binoculars Look Like Wall-E's Eyes

El_SpankBank Report

#24

My Baby's Car Seat Looks Like Severus Snape

My Baby's Car Seat Looks Like Severus Snape

ajt115 , harrypotter.wikia Report

#25

This Sink Looks Like Quasimodo

This Sink Looks Like Quasimodo

worden26 Report

Alicia Hawkins
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

First Scrat, now this? Seems like we're SINKing into a pattern, here.

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#26

This Porch Light Looks Like Roberto From Futurama

This Porch Light Looks Like Roberto From Futurama

coughballs Report

Maricela Ramirez
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm not crazy! Don't call me crazy! I...I'm just not user friendly!

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#27

This Bike Helmet Looks Like Sloth From Zootopia

This Bike Helmet Looks Like Sloth From Zootopia

sirlos Report

#28

This Slice Of Ham Looks Like Jabba The Hutt

This Slice Of Ham Looks Like Jabba The Hutt

JiveMonkey Report

Kjorn
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it's looks bad.... i'd rather eat the real jabba

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#29

This Tree Looks Like Mushu From Mulan

This Tree Looks Like Mushu From Mulan

seiteta Report

#30

This Septic Tank Looks Like Rafiki From Lion King

This Septic Tank Looks Like Rafiki From Lion King

SweetSound Report

Desiré Yen
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had to look twice at the first pic to see it wasn't an animal😁

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#31

This Green Pepper Looks Like Sylvester Stallone

This Green Pepper Looks Like Sylvester Stallone

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#32

Heels? Why Not Zoidberg?

Heels? Why Not Zoidberg?

george_s_4 Report

#33

This Looks Like Sid The Sloth

This Looks Like Sid The Sloth

BenjaminCalifornia Report

Not Your Average Potato
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He probably ran onto the tree and left his face imprint on it

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#34

This Apple Looks Like Grumpy Cat

This Apple Looks Like Grumpy Cat

bencub91 , realgrumpycat Report

Ronja Rövardotter
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Grumpy Cat looks less grumpy in this picture. Maybe she likes it?? "Yes my friend, Grumpy cat approves this, Grumpy cat accepts this offering from you hooman. You are free to go today."

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#35

Princess Leia Really Let Herself Go

Princess Leia Really Let Herself Go

Faces in Things‏ Report

#36

Spotted Cookie Monster At Work Today

Spotted Cookie Monster At Work Today

the-hang-man Report

#37

Teenage Mutant Ninja Loafers

Teenage Mutant Ninja Loafers

Imgur Report

Celestial Lynx
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The loafers honestly look like two incognito crocodiles to me...

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#38

This Plant Reminds Me Of Yoda

This Plant Reminds Me Of Yoda

s3v3n2 Report

Kjorn
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this flower you won't pick it up

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#39

This Shopping Bag Holder Looks Like Jar-Jar Binks

This Shopping Bag Holder Looks Like Jar-Jar Binks

max_rope_a_dope Report

#40

This Hornets Nest Near The Roof Looks Like Admiral Ackbar

This Hornets Nest Near The Roof Looks Like Admiral Ackbar

OctopussSevenTwo Report

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#41

Happy Water Buffalo At The Dentist Or Kai From Kung Fu Panda 3?

Happy Water Buffalo At The Dentist Or Kai From Kung Fu Panda 3?

I_Love_McRibs Report

Blue Hippo
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Only took him 500 years to attempt to fight Master Oogway.

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#42

This Looks Like Mike Wazowski

This Looks Like Mike Wazowski

jhunt20 Report

#43

The Electrical Box In Front Of My House Looks Like The Dark Lord Sauron Is Watching Me

The Electrical Box In Front Of My House Looks Like The Dark Lord Sauron Is Watching Me

Amacgiant Report

StarryKitten
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You need to check your house for hobbits..........

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#44

This Coat Hanger Looks Like Scrat From Ice Age

This Coat Hanger Looks Like Scrat From Ice Age

PM_ME_NECROPHILIA Report

#45

This Mop Bucket Looks Like Optimus Prime

This Mop Bucket Looks Like Optimus Prime

kubad313 Report

#46

This Candle Holder Looks Like Patrick

This Candle Holder Looks Like Patrick

imgur Report

Kjorn
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

or mayby Patrick looks like a candle holder

#47

This Cross-Section Of An Apricot Tree Looks Just Like Mr. Burns' Alien

This Cross-Section Of An Apricot Tree Looks Just Like Mr. Burns' Alien

Mugsy_P Report

#49

This Part Of My Office Chair Looks Like "The King"

This Part Of My Office Chair Looks Like "The King"

Majrstonr , RB / Staff Report

#50

This Lemon Raspberry Loaf Looks Like Jack Skellington From Nightmare Before Christmas

This Lemon Raspberry Loaf Looks Like Jack Skellington From Nightmare Before Christmas

pix_elle Report

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#52

This Looks Like A Scene From "Nemo"

This Looks Like A Scene From "Nemo"

mdeezz Report

#53

My Dad's Onion Looks Like Strong Bad

My Dad's Onion Looks Like Strong Bad

OhNoSpookyGhost Report

Scott Johnson
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just add cherry tomatoes for the boxing gloves.

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#54

This Bell Pepper Looks Like Pepe

This Bell Pepper Looks Like Pepe

ItsMrStealYoKarma Report

#55

Release C-3PO He's Innocent!

Release C-3PO He's Innocent!

mdattin Report

#56

Yoshii!

Yoshii!

RainbowTuba Report