May 7, 2013

50 Faces in Everyday Objects

 

Have you ever looked at an object or building and thought, “hey that kind of looks like a face!”? It’s actually a psychological phenomenon known as pareidolia. Pareidolia involves a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant; it’s a form of apophenia (seeing meaningful patterns or connections in random or meaningless data).

Online you can find entire communities dedicated to finding faces in everyday objects, places and buildings. On Flickr, the group FACES IN PLACES has over 6,365 members and a staggering 23,563 pictures. And on Reddit, there is a subreddit called /r/Pareidolia with nearly 40,000 members!

You can also find countless Tumblrs, blogs and hashtags dedicated to this fascinating phenomenon that so many of us experience. Below you will find a collection of some of the Sifter’s favourite examples. There are literally thousands more, so be sure to check out the sources below if this type of stuff entertains you.

Sources:
Faces in Places on Flickr
/r/Pareidolia on Reddit
Know Your Meme: Things With Faces

 

1. ‘The Chicken Church’
Church by the Sea, Madeira Beach, Florida

chicken-church-by-the-sea-madeira-beach-florida

Photograph via lighthugger on Reddit

 

 

2. Evil Boxes Plotting Something Sinister

evil-boxes-plotting

 

 

3. Happy Headlights

happy-red-car-headlights

Photographer Unknown

 

 

4. Faceplant

eggplant-face

 

 

5. Say Cheese!

Cheese-grater smiling

Photograph by Paul Galvin on Flickr

 

 

6. Suspicious House in Prague

house-with-suspicious-face

 

 

7. Maniacal Moccasin

maniacal-moccasin

 

 

8. Stick-tory!

happy-stick

 

 

9. Bewildered Banjo

124/366 Look at his face!
Photograph via Gemma Wilson on Flickr

 

 

10. Blissful Birds

three-birds-make-smiling-face

Photograph Unknown

 

 

11. The OMG Wall

the-omg-wall

 

 

12. A Pipe or Three Wisemen?

pipe-looks-like-three-bearded-men

 

 

13. Sad Kiwi is Sad

sad-kiwi

Photograph by mulletarian on Reddit

 

 

14. Playful Plugs

*happiness

 

 

15. I Just Want to Sing

Happy songster

 

 

16. Om nom nom nom

helicopter-eating-soldiers

 

 

17. Come on baby light my fire!

happy-lighters

 

 

18. Holy Sh*t it Looks Like a Woman!

bird-poop-looks-like-a-woman

Photograph by albinoclaw on Reddit

 

 

19. Sloppy Sandwich

"Please, don't eat me!"

 

 

20. Level-Headed

P1010455

 

 

21. Hmmmmm

Photograph via Buzzfeed

 

 

22. Droooool

seatbelt-derp-face

Photograph by jdiknight02 on Reddit

 

 

23. Get Off My Lawn

grumpy-tree-get-off-my-lawn

 

 

24. That Sinking Feeling

Sink face

Photograph by iamterris on Flickr

 

 

25. Ohhhhh

Funky House

Photograph by Steve Reed on Flickr

 

 

26. Petrified Peppers

green-pepper-faces

 

 

27. Troubled Train

sad-train

Photograph via xgloryfades on Reddit

 

 

28. I Can’t Believe It

car-in-disbelief

Photograph by zarx on Reddit

 

 

29. Pleasant Pots

smiling-pots

Photographer Unknown

 

 

30. Drunk Octopus Wants to Fight You

drunk-octopus-wants-to-fight-you-original

Photograph by Kidsturk on Reddit

 

 

31. :P

happy-house

Photograph by onnola on Flickr

 

 

32. Oh My

IMG_0076

 

 

33. Dry Not to Smile

paper-towel-face

 

 

34. BBQool

cool-looking-bbq-face

Photograph via fartfelon on Reddit

 

 

35. RAWWWWR!

angry-ceiling

Photograph by editthis7 on Reddit

 

 

36. Chocolate Moai

chocolate-milk-easter-island

Photograph via CollegeHumor

 

 

37. Wood Troll

wizard-in-wood

 

 

38. Wall-E

wall-e-look-a-like

 

 

39. Zipper FIsh

Red Jacket Zipper Fish

 

 

40. hehehehehehe

smikring-chair

Photograph via bbun.com

 

 

41. Cheer Up

Train faces - cheerful
Photograph by Qoen on Flickr

 

 

42. Oh the Humanity

Guess Where - OMG!
Photograph by Karschti on Flickr

 

 

43. Drink it up

smiling-face-in-drink-ice-cubes

Photograph by nickdegrott on Reddit

 

 

44. Happy Little Tune

smiling-notes-happy-sheet-music

Photograph by ieatsouls on Reddit

 

 

45. Sad Monkey :(

sad-monkey-orchid

Photograph by photomonde.fr

 

 

46. The Snowman

snowman-in-the-mountain

Photograph by Numbet on Reddit

 

 

47. Tissue Cross-Section of Marram Grass Leaf

tissue-cross-section-of-marram-grass-leaf

Photograph via Anomalocaris on Reddit

 

 

48. COOKIE!?!

stacked-bins-paper-towel-cookie-monster

 

 

49. “I Believe I Can Fly”

happy-plane

 

 

50. Louie!

louie-smiling-boat

Photograph by Jax (via briansbrother34 on Reddit

 

 

 

 

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