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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!

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The Fog Made The Stadium Look Like An UFO

The Fog Made The Stadium Look Like An UFO

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    The Corrosion On This Water Tap Looks Like A Map

    The Corrosion On This Water Tap Looks Like A Map

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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."

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    #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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    #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

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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.

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    #5

    Half Of All Boxing Photos Look Like Gay Weddings

    Half Of All Boxing Photos Look Like Gay Weddings

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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

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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.

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    #7

    The View From My House Looks Like A Painting

    The View From My House Looks Like A Painting

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    #8

    This Cloud That Looks Like A Feather

    This Cloud That Looks Like A Feather

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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

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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

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    #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

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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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    #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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    #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

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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

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    #18

    Pumpkin Looks Like A Watermelon Shaped Like An Apple

    Pumpkin Looks Like A Watermelon Shaped Like An Apple

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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

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    #20

    Busses Carrying Pilgrims In Mecca Look Like Cassette Tapes

    Busses Carrying Pilgrims In Mecca Look Like Cassette Tapes

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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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    #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)

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Son if you were captioning you photoshopped the houses in, no difference.

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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

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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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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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

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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

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    5 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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

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    #29

    My Friend’s Smoked Cauliflower Looks Like An Explosion

    My Friend’s Smoked Cauliflower Looks Like An Explosion

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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

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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

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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

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    #33

    This Rock Looks Like A Iguana Head

    This Rock Looks Like A Iguana Head

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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

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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

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    #36

    My Mom Found A Flamingo In Her Bell Pepper

    My Mom Found A Flamingo In Her Bell Pepper

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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

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    5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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

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    #39

    The Inside Of This Tomato Looks Like A Strawberry

    The Inside Of This Tomato Looks Like A Strawberry

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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

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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

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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

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    #44

    My Amputated Leg Looks Like A Butt

    My Amputated Leg Looks Like A Butt

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