Are you ready to learn a new word today that you’ll go around telling people about for the rest of your life? Let’s talk about pareidolia.
According to Wikipedia, pareidolia is “the tendency for perception to impose a meaningful interpretation on a nebulous stimulus, usually visual, so that one sees an object, pattern, or meaning where there is none. Common examples are perceived images of animals, faces, or objects in cloud formations, seeing faces in inanimate objects, or lunar pareidolia like the Man in the Moon or the Moon rabbit.”
But before you go Googling what the heck the moon rabbit is, we’d like to examine a few examples of the most common form of this phenomenon: seeing faces in everything.
Here are a few non-face faces, and the things we’ve decided to name them.
Is rather confused, thought you would be providing lunch.
14. Charlie the Schnoz
His lips are sealed, but he’s still up to no good.
13. Lil’ Bimpers
He’s so very sad. Won’t you take him home?
He’s hangin’ loose, ready to ride that current.
Regrets to inform you that you have a small injury, and it’s him.
Previously thought to be extinct, this flightless avian resides in the woods.
9. Heater Hank
What is he full of? You’ll just have to find out.
8. Dr. Juan
He will see you now.
7. Tough Terry
You want a piece of him? ‘Cause you can have it.
Just having kind of a rough time overall, don’t mind him.
5. Cardboard Kevin
Excuse me, would you lend a bit of a hand?
4. The Gazer
Oh, the things these rocks have seen.
3. Blowhard Baldwin
He’ll keep a cool eye on you.
2. Caffeine Carl
Just a little jittery.
1. Milly the Mop
You don’t wanna cross paths with this one.
Faces, faces everywhere.
Do you have anything in your home that weirdly has a face?
Tell us your name for it in the comments.