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You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects

I see you!

This may sound paranoid, but sometimes, do you ever get a feeling that you are being watched? I don’t mean being watched by people, but by everyday inanimate objects!

If you take a look around sometimes it’s easy to see a face peering back at you from electrical goods, buildings and even cars and there is actually a name for this and it’s called ‘pareidolia’.

Basically, it is a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant, a form of apophenia. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon and hearing hidden messages on records when played in reverse.

Why does this happen?

Human beings are “hard-wired” from birth to identify the human face. This allows people to use only minimal details to recognize faces from a distance and in poor visibility but can also lead them to interpret random images or patterns of light and shade as being faces.

Architects and designers are also very aware of this and actually take advantage of it in their creations. To show you exactly what I mean take a look at some of these photos capturing faces on everyday objects.

 

The OMG Building

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Long Haired Evil Monkey Mop

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Sick Seatbelt

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Sad Little Alarm Clock

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Stoned Sink

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Happy Saucepan Twins

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Maniacal Window

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Sick Washing Machine

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Little Frog Bike

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Drunken Octopuss

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

“Excellent!” Two Boxes Plotting World Domination

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Happy Heater

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Smiling Binoculars

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The ‘Happy-To-See-You’ Plane

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Piranha Zipper

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Rude Seatbelt

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Grumpy Bag

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Shocked Overhead Storage

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Bored Chair

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Wise Old Tree

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Winking iPhone

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Sad Train

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Posh Aubergine

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Cheerful Bag

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Happy Lighters

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Shocked Headlight

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Laughing Headlight

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Skull of Death Flower

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Chicken Church

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Happy Little Grater

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Hippy House

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog)

 

The Beady-Eyed House

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Evil Blanket Monster

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Smoking Leterbox

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Ever-watching Air-Con Unit

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Flash Drive Brothers

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Robot Speed Camera

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

 

The Serious Letterbox

You are Being Watched! Faces on Everyday Objects - Girly Design Blog

I’m pretty sure my toaster stuck his tongue out at me this morning!

Written by Jay

A caffeine based life form. Current Editor-in-Chief here at Joyenergizer.

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