There’s a really interesting phenomenon that humans have developed thanks to having to look for challenges and dangers in the wild – it’s called pareidolia. It’s when the brain sees or hears something, and converts it into a pattern even if it’s just a random image. That’s how you’ll see a face on the ceiling while you’re trying to sleep – it’s our brains just doing their thing.
This lampshade makes something a little different – the shade and bulb and other elements make it look like an eye that is peering at you as long as the light is right. If you don’t like being watched, you’ll hate this sort of thing. This is a little bit of a different picture than some others on this list, but that image still won’t show up very often.
A Dog in Disguise
There are some people out there that have a little more energy, and a little more joy in their lives. They’re more willing to take on a fun new game or go running through a park. Are they actually dogs? No, of course not, but they still might be willing to hang out with the dogs every once in a while.
The sun is at the perfect angle and the person is standing at the perfect place and twisted in the perfect way to make a shadow that looks a whole lot like a Labrador on the wall. But there isn’t really a dog there...is there? We don’t think we see one, but we don’t see everything there. There could be a dog somewhere in between those two guys.
The Shadow Knows
There’s a pretty good chance that the person who took this picture was able to set it up to make this image, but who knows? Maybe it was just the sort of thing that happened all on its own. If there is a lot of sunlight coming in the window and the dog likes to sit in the sun and take a long nap, it’s easy enough to slap on a window decal that will tell you where the dog likes to spend its downtime.
It will still take a little bit of work to get this shot at the right time – dog in the right spot, sun shining through in the right way. We all think it’s a great picture, but how long did it take for someone to get this?
Can You Figure Out What Decade This is From?
Big, billed cap, sunglasses, baggy clothes, and a TV screen that says, for some strange reason, Yo. Yes, this image comes to us from the nineties, and it’s stuck there pretty hard. Christmas looks like it was a good one for this kid, with plenty of presents to open and snacks to eat and pictures to take, with a trusty Nintendo Entertainment System (or “NES” for the uninitiated) waiting for when things settle down.
A little bit of Super Mario Brothers, maybe? That seems like a pretty good day. We bet that this was the perfect time to take this picture because the screen was scrolling something on it. It’s just the perfect way to tell us that we’re back in the roaring nineties.
Look at that walk. Just look at what she can do to her surroundings if she isn’t keeping herself in check. What energy. What moxie. Make sure not to get in her way, because she isn’t going to let anything – and certainly not some wrought iron fencing – get in her way while she’s heading to work. This woman has probably walked past this bit of broken fencing a hundred times while heading down the street.
We wonder if she ever stopped to realize that her legs lined up with the bends in the fencing ever so perfectly. How many times did she walk past this camera (we’d like to know why a camera is there, but that’s another question) before she was at the perfect distance, and moving at the perfect speed? We may never get a picture like this again.