The definition of pareidolia is pretty broad. It's a psychological phenomenon that causes people to see or hear a vague image or sound as something significant. On the internet, however, we're mostly presented with examples of facial pareidolia, as it is arguably one of the easiest ones to spot. But it would be a crime against our curiosity if we focused solely on this type of the phenomenon. To remind you that there is way more than meets the eye, Bored Panda has collected a list of things that resemble other things. A stadium that looks like a UFO? A blob of ice that resembles an eye? Sounds pretty simple, but hold on. Most of these camouflages are so good, they might require a double take!

#1

The Fog Made The Stadium Look Like An UFO

The Fog Made The Stadium Look Like An UFO

Lubyanchenko Report

sakora
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1 year ago

Nobody expected ice aliens!

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#2

The Corrosion On This Water Tap Looks Like A Map

The Corrosion On This Water Tap Looks Like A Map

Luke-Skywalk Report

A B C
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1 year ago

Wow. If I found this tap design somewhere, I'd buy it.

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Artists are known to have been playing with this phenomenon for hundreds of years. For example, take Leonardo da Vinci. "If you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, if you are about to invent some scene you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills," he once said. "You will also be able to see diverse combats and figures in quick movement, and strange expressions of faces, and outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well-conceived forms."

#3

These Coatis Look Like A Hord Of Mini Brachiosaurus Strolling Around

These Coatis Look Like A Hord Of Mini Brachiosaurus Strolling Around

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Casper Slinkman
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1 year ago (edited)

Welcome to.... TUDUDUUU DUUUU DUUU, TUDUDUU DUUU DUUUUU!!

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#4

The Way This Picture Of A Frozen Puddle In My Backyard Looks Like A Landscape From The Perspective Of A Plane

The Way This Picture Of A Frozen Puddle In My Backyard Looks Like A Landscape From The Perspective Of A Plane

SigmaNukem Report

Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful "aerial" view.

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Or Dali. He would sometimes place an image on his canvas, and allow its form to suggest another that he would then paint within the first form, producing a double-image. This had often been done in the past as well. For instance, by the 16th-century Italian Mannerist, Arcimboldo. But in this regard, Dali was special. He would not stop. The great surrealist would repeat the process until he had produced triple and quadruple images. For him, the possibilities were endless.

#5

Half Of All Boxing Photos Look Like Gay Weddings

Half Of All Boxing Photos Look Like Gay Weddings

Ethan Miller Report

T Rex King
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1 year ago

You may now punch the bride.

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#6

At The Time Of Washing He Looks Like A Polar Bear

At The Time Of Washing He Looks Like A Polar Bear

attheisstt Report

Vic
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1 year ago

That IS a bear!

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Interestingly, researchers from the University of Helsinki in Finland have found that religious people and those who believed in paranormal phenomena saw faces where there weren't any more often than the non-religious and the skeptics. In one part of the test, the subjects had rated the face-likeness and emotional expression of the faces they saw. The set of supernatural believers was more likely than the skeptics to rate the illusory features as very face-like and emotional. I guess this explains at least a few of those UFO or Big Foot sightings that some people swear by.

#7

The View From My House Looks Like A Painting

The View From My House Looks Like A Painting

Sjokade Report

Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

That's just... W O W.

Jordy Star
Community Member
1 year ago

I know

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Beeps
Community Member
1 year ago

Can I come live with you?

Adria Thelen
Community Member
1 year ago

awkward *_*

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Being_Cori
Community Member
1 year ago

its beautiful and i hope it stays that way

Aunt Messy
Community Member
1 year ago

I’m jealous of your view.

Sveta Smirnova
Community Member
1 year ago

So lucky

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Neal Evans
Community Member
1 year ago

I swear those clouds are moving

Wyndmere
Community Member
1 year ago

It is. God is the best artist ever.

Cat person
Community Member
1 year ago

Sorry to tell you but "god" doesn't exist

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Carlota Ocón
Community Member
1 year ago

Just so you know, I live with you now

Kath Leen
Community Member
1 year ago

what a view

Shoto Todoroki
Community Member
1 year ago

Bob Ross would be proud.

Eric Spence
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Just look at all those happy little clouds over the happy little mountains.

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Max L.
Community Member
1 year ago

nice crib

Adria Thelen
Community Member
1 year ago

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Wyndmere
Community Member
1 year ago

God is the best artist, ever.

Tomas Myklebust
Community Member
1 year ago

Norwegian nature, clouds, humidity and sunlight is the artist at work here..

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Enola Brinkley-Crayton
Community Member
1 year ago

God's painting the sky different every morning

Zara
Community Member
1 year ago

holy smokes

ex-jedi
Community Member
1 year ago

Not at all envious. Not one bit!!!!!!!

Valerie Fawn
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG so beautiful and serene

Bored Bear
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks like a Mac OS background

Kim Lorton
Community Member
1 year ago

I second that wow!

tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago

You're just showing off.

Laily F. Noor
Community Member
1 year ago

God bless! Where do you live?!

Vanessa De Guerrero
Community Member
7 months ago

Why they are called “picture windows.”

Dancing Pandas
Community Member
10 months ago

I WANT THAT VIEW

Esther E. Willson
Community Member
11 months ago

Maxfield Parrish!

Liz Sahlin Johansson
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s a painting I would buy! Wait... I already own one, but over a small lake in south of Sweden!

I dunno lmao
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks like a Tv screen QWQ, If you had looked through my aunt's hows window it looks like A PAINTING! though they live in PA

therealpixie
Community Member
1 year ago

Lucky you!

Cary Graziano
Community Member
1 year ago

That moves me

Elise Williams
Community Member
1 year ago

That's what I call a Picture Window!

Marnee DeRider
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful, but not a good example of this phenomena.

Julinda
Community Member
1 year ago

Gorgeous view

Anna Repp
Community Member
1 year ago

I want to live where you live!

Janice Seagraves
Community Member
1 year ago

Where is this?

Calypso
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd say it looks like a TV!

Roberto Durante
Community Member
1 year ago

it is

Paoro Borla
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

100% would stay on that room

Jon Wong
Community Member
1 year ago

you sure it's not a panel tv?

Anja Schmidt
Community Member
1 year ago

lucky owner :)

Dina Voormey
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful!

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
1 year ago

Breath-taking!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

Stunningly jealous!

Kikka io
Community Member
1 year ago

one can only say how lucky to have such a view

Some Body
Community Member
1 year ago

only top part ;)

ForkNBeans
Community Member
1 year ago

True. When I lived near Mt. Ranier, I LOVED seeing sunrises and sunsets like this. It truly was postcard perfect!

Al Reilly
Community Member
1 year ago

Very lucky to have that view

Giette Hulsbosch
Community Member
1 year ago

That is some great view you have there

Alejandro Suarez
Community Member
1 year ago

What a view!!

Monica Siciliano
Community Member
1 year ago

I want a window like this!

Jean van der Merwe
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s your view? So, so lucky.

Petra
Community Member
1 year ago

Lucky

Sreenath
Community Member
1 year ago

What a view! Simply stunning : )

Angie Wang
Community Member
1 year ago

I CAN'T ANYMORE... you must be so lucky to have such a magnificent view.

Denisse Franco
Community Member
1 year ago

Where the heck is this? I want!

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
1 year ago

It does too

Tiffany Marie
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like you gotta awesome house!

Lulik
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought it's a tv xD

Coco
Community Member
1 year ago

Can I live with you???

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

Lucky you!

Tor Rolf Strøm
Community Member
1 year ago

How u livin!? Uh, I mean, where u livin!?

OdangaUsagi
Community Member
1 year ago

#humblebrag

Brobro McDuderson
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Wit a view like that, I wonder how much$$$ this place was?

@the_bookworm
Community Member
1 year ago

or a tv screen

Bengu Taskesen
Community Member
1 year ago

You're lucky (at least concerning your house).

GABRIEL HICKNER
Community Member
1 year ago

Gorgeous!

Petya Georgieva
Community Member
1 year ago

I envy the view!

Clematis
Community Member
1 year ago

I suddenly really want your house.

Katniss S Everdean
Community Member
1 year ago

Ya dunno what the rest of it looks like

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LazyPanda
Community Member
1 year ago

Too good to be true

Germán Martinez
Community Member
1 year ago

U have a MacOS wallpaper there :D

Hobbit Girly
Community Member
1 year ago

Or a screensaver

Nick Sady
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1 year ago (edited)

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I need to upvote this repeatedly. Also, I hate you.

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#8

This Cloud That Looks Like A Feather

This Cloud That Looks Like A Feather

mrashtail Report

Panda Kicki
Community Member
1 year ago

Or is it a feather looking like a cloud..? :-D

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#9

Inside Of A Cheese Grater Look Like The Backdrop To A P Diddy Music Video

Inside Of A Cheese Grater Look Like The Backdrop To A P Diddy Music Video

lovemycake Report

Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

Kubrick's Space Odyssey came to mind first. Cool pic!

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#10

This Ice Looks Like An Eye

This Ice Looks Like An Eye

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Vic
Community Member
1 year ago

Mordor freezes over..

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#11

These Flowers Look Like A Group Of Tiny 3D-Rendered Chickens Wearing Glasses And Holding A Cake

These Flowers Look Like A Group Of Tiny 3D-Rendered Chickens Wearing Glasses And Holding A Cake

oldgood_isaac Report

Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

I see fantastic creatures with tiny eyes with mouth wide open and white tongues. With green hair. Or green ears with hats.

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#12

My Friend's Cow Looks Like Outer Space

My Friend's Cow Looks Like Outer Space

UnicornsAndJerky Report

Casper Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago

Milky way

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#13

High Definition Photo Of The Blood Vessels In The Human Eye Look Eerily Like A Forest

High Definition Photo Of The Blood Vessels In The Human Eye Look Eerily Like A Forest

ethan_kahn Report

Tahani
Community Member
1 year ago

made my eyes water...

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#14

I Almost Had A Heart Attack This Morning

I Almost Had A Heart Attack This Morning

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Max L.
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1 year ago

The dog looks wondering nobody comes to pet

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#15

This Boiled Egg That Exploded While Cooking And Looks Like A Snail

This Boiled Egg That Exploded While Cooking And Looks Like A Snail

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A B C
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1 year ago

Aww that's so cute 😍

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#16

This Jellyfish I Caught A Picture Of, Looking Like It's In Space

This Jellyfish I Caught A Picture Of, Looking Like It's In Space

Kxaxt Report

Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

A great picture, indeed.

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#17

The Snow On Top Of This Mountain That Looks Like A Lizard

The Snow On Top Of This Mountain That Looks Like A Lizard

mcspecies Report

Kaisu Rei
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1 year ago

Maybe it is a giant lizard climbing the mountain

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#18

Pumpkin Looks Like A Watermelon Shaped Like An Apple

Pumpkin Looks Like A Watermelon Shaped Like An Apple

WhovianSushi Report

Vic
Community Member
1 year ago

Multiple personality disorder on this one..

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#19

This Bale Of Hay Looks Like A Hole In The Ground

This Bale Of Hay Looks Like A Hole In The Ground

sunnyCr Report

Max L.
Community Member
1 year ago

Took me a while to get it's not a hole.

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#20

Busses Carrying Pilgrims In Mecca Look Like Cassette Tapes

Busses Carrying Pilgrims In Mecca Look Like Cassette Tapes

AMDonline Report

Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

"Are we there yet?" (Sorry for children and adults getting so anxious to get there.)

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#21

This Rock Cross Section Looks Like The Ocean

This Rock Cross Section Looks Like The Ocean

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

And boat included.

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#22

Took A Photo Of My Parents Dog, She Looks Like A Wall Mount

Took A Photo Of My Parents Dog, She Looks Like A Wall Mount

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I dunno lmao
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1 year ago

That is one epic fursuit head!

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#23

Thought This Snowbank Looked Like A Mountain Range (I Photoshopped The Background In The Second Picture To Prove It)

Thought This Snowbank Looked Like A Mountain Range (I Photoshopped The Background In The Second Picture To Prove It)

greencanoe Report

Jo Smith
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1 year ago

Amazingly, I thought the second pic was a 'real mountain range for comparison'!

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#24

This Paper, Three Times Printed On By A Malfunctioning Printer, Looks Like It's Full Of Ancient Hieroglyphs

This Paper, Three Times Printed On By A Malfunctioning Printer, Looks Like It's Full Of Ancient Hieroglyphs

munnimann Report

Panda Kicki
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1 year ago

How many just tried to decipher it...?

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#25

This Tinned Peach Half In Syrup Looks Like A Massive Cracked Egg

This Tinned Peach Half In Syrup Looks Like A Massive Cracked Egg

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anisub
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1 year ago

we have a dessert which is one of these peaches on junket and we call it false sunny side up^^

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#26

A Bit Of Toothpaste That Looks Like A Baby Monkey Holding Onto My Toothbrush

A Bit Of Toothpaste That Looks Like A Baby Monkey Holding Onto My Toothbrush

SkyKing015 Report

Phoebe Bean
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1 year ago

Yes! Absolutely.

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#27

Fallen Down Tree In Port Elliot Looks Like A Dragon

Fallen Down Tree In Port Elliot Looks Like A Dragon

Jackabeetwentytwo Report

Casper Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

So the adult is blurred, but the kids face can be shown to the world? Shouldn't that be the other way around?

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#28

Photo I Took Of A Lake Through The Lense Of Binoculars Looks Like A Planet

Photo I Took Of A Lake Through The Lense Of Binoculars Looks Like A Planet

bob202t Report

Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

Blue Jupiter and the not-so-big storm.

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#29

My Friend’s Smoked Cauliflower Looks Like An Explosion

My Friend’s Smoked Cauliflower Looks Like An Explosion

orkenbjorken Report

Elsker
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1 year ago

Smoked cauliflower? Recipe, anyone??

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#30

When Your Travel Pillow Makes You Look Like Shakespeare

When Your Travel Pillow Makes You Look Like Shakespeare

Mopninja Report

Being_Cori
Community Member
1 year ago

hahahaha

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#31

The Arrangement Of These Bubbles Looks Like Europe And Asia

The Arrangement Of These Bubbles Looks Like Europe And Asia

edd010 Report

Jo Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

I once saw a cloud that looked like a traditional map of the world!

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#32

This Tree Looks Like A Man Waiting To Cross The Road

This Tree Looks Like A Man Waiting To Cross The Road

awdouglas Report

Neal Evans
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1 year ago

Why did Groot cross the road?

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#33

This Rock Looks Like A Iguana Head

This Rock Looks Like A Iguana Head

vapingbull Report

Vic
Community Member
1 year ago

Could be a fossil. Better get it checked.

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#34

Frost On My Window Looks Like A Dr. Seuss Drawing

Frost On My Window Looks Like A Dr. Seuss Drawing

wiinkme Report

Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

And a forest and some feathers

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#35

These Tinted Windows Make It Look Like We’re In The Ocean

These Tinted Windows Make It Look Like We’re In The Ocean

Enoughrose Report

sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

Flying like a fish!

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#36

My Mom Found A Flamingo In Her Bell Pepper

My Mom Found A Flamingo In Her Bell Pepper

dd12939 Report

queen...<3
Community Member
1 year ago

That'ss pretty cool!

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#37

Processing Blood Oranges Looks Like A B Horror Movie Prop

Processing Blood Oranges Looks Like A B Horror Movie Prop

hekabip Report

Stimpy
Community Member
1 year ago

If an industrial accident ever happened there, nobody would even notice. They'd just be like "hey, Joe just stopped turning up to work!" and place a new intern at that machine

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#38

The Snow/Ice In This Pic Looks Like The Ocean

The Snow/Ice In This Pic Looks Like The Ocean

schweermo Report

T Rex King
Community Member
1 year ago

Welcome to Floodville, population; Whoever is in this pic.

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#39

The Inside Of This Tomato Looks Like A Strawberry

The Inside Of This Tomato Looks Like A Strawberry

reddit.com Report

Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

looks like a tomacco. where my Simpsons fans?

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#40

This Picture That I Took Mid Firework Show Looks A Lot Like Space

This Picture That I Took Mid Firework Show Looks A Lot Like Space

Piasas Report

Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

Cool!

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#41

"Oil Spill", Oil Dropped Into Water Looks Like An Eye

"Oil Spill", Oil Dropped Into Water Looks Like An Eye

spicedpumpkins Report

Eli
Community Member
1 year ago

Those colours though...

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#42

My Finished Cup Of Coffee Looks Like The Moon

My Finished Cup Of Coffee Looks Like The Moon

IronChefster Report

Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

I see an avocado seed.

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#43

The Morning Rain Makes It Seem As Though The Guy In This Ad Is Sweating Profusely

The Morning Rain Makes It Seem As Though The Guy In This Ad Is Sweating Profusely

itsmelen Report

Vic
Community Member
1 year ago

And let's not forget to nervous smile..

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#44

My Amputated Leg Looks Like A Butt

My Amputated Leg Looks Like A Butt

etc_etcmashedpotatos Report

Panda Kicki
Community Member
1 year ago

The Minions will follow you like a god! "All hail the two-butted god"

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