“You can’t just look at a cloud and say, ‘What an interesting lump of air molecules’. You have to say, ‘that looks a lot like a bear’. Or, especially, ‘a face’. We have face-recognition software built in.” David McRaney
Not a lot of people have heard the term pareidolia. But I’m sure to say that almost everyone has experienced it many times.
Nearly anyone who looks at the Moon say they see two eyes, a nose and a mouth…that’s pareidolia.
It’s the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist. It is thought that pareidolia is a side effect of the human brain needing to very quickly recognize certain objects such as human faces or bodies.
Seeing animal shapes in clouds, or a face in the moon, are examples of pareidolia.
Check out our collection and test your ability to see things that aren’t there.
Ghost egg scared of its own breastsFunny Plane Get Off My LawnSmiling Sausage Grumpy Purse Creepy Smiling House Say Cheese!This stapler is not amusedSeeing a Bird in a flower Evil Onion Pumpkin Stem That Looks Like A Dragon Confused Alarm Clock A cat with a cat face on its forehead Smiling Owl in an apple These Bell Peppers Look Like Screaming Faces Skull’n Roses Shocked Chicken Church This One Is Trying To Escape Grandma Caterpillar Putting On Lipstick Crazy Washing Machine Happy Submarine looks like a dolphin also This Broccoli is showing the finger Angry Typewriter Surprised Mixer This Bag Looks Uncannily Like Phil Jones Buried A Friend Knee Deep In Sand. When He Stepped Out, The Sand Cracked And Made This Richard Sherman Mop Very Angry Slippers Oh Noooo, My Eye! Don’t leave me here Iggy Pop’s Sad Torso Freeze! Ice cream with a “Scream” face Help!
Really Angry Pickle
“I’m Watching You!” Face eggplant Playful Seat Belt Meet World’s Happiest Airplane Ghost In Beer!
Fat Princess Leia Chair Blows A Kiss Planning for world domination Runny Nose The Great Deku Tree This Razor is Scared
So much Pain
Theridion Grallator, Also Known As The Happy Face Spider
No she didn’t, tell me more!
Backpack Playing Stupid OMG Crazy Chief Of The Podface Tree The Chocolate Milk Man