Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Hidden Faces In Everyday Objects. Scientists Say This Is Normal… I’m Not So Sure.

Are you familiar with pareidolia? If this word is new to you, here's the official definition from Wikipedia:

Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. It commonly occurs as face-like patterns in inanimate objects, fifty instances of which can be seen after the break, so you can start developing empathy for cheese graters and alarm clocks and houses and things.

In other words, imagine that your life is one gigantic Pixar movie, and every inanimate object in your house has take on a life of it's own. Your sagging sofa is no longer a sagging sofa - it's a friend.

All jokes aside, some people actually suffer from this phenomenon, and we're sure that for them, the world is a really weird place. However, when we look at the more obvious examples of pareidolia below, we can't help but think that suddenly, the world got a little cuter.

#1. This friendly mop is always here to listen to your feelings.

This friendly mop is always here to listen to your feelings.

#2. This mixer doesn't know how to tell you that you've just added one too many eggs.

This mixer doesn't know how to tell you that you've just added one too many eggs.

#3. This rock face is busy contemplating his life.

#4. This outlet wants to eat your firstborn child.

This outlet wants to eat your firstborn child.

Lee

#5. This zipper is upset that they no longer have Kit-Kats in the vending machine.

This zipper is upset that they no longer have Kit-Kats in the vending machine.

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