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

GarbageTrumpster , Nicholas Kamm Report

Neeraj Jha 12 months ago

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

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Mama Panda 12 months ago

So that's what his feet look like!

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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 12 months 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 12 months ago

Laugh it up, Fuzzball.

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#5 Found A Stormtrooper When I Was Doing The Dishes

Found A Stormtrooper When I Was Doing The Dishes

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Kjorn 12 months ago

i bet he can't even clean the dishes right

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#6 Meth. Not Even Once. Rip Thomas The Tank Engine

Meth. Not Even Once. Rip Thomas The Tank Engine

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Hans 12 months ago

This is slightly terrifying.

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#7 This Leaf Looks Like Scream Mask

This Leaf Looks Like Scream Mask

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Hope Floats 12 months ago

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

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#8 The Soul Of Darth Vader Lives In My Windscreen

The Soul Of Darth Vader Lives In My Windscreen

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Aqilah Ali 12 months ago

the force is strong with this one

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#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

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Scott Johnson 12 months ago

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

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Hans 12 months ago

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

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