Things That Were Hidden In Plain Sight Just To Mess With Our Minds

Anytime you see something that’s out of the ordinary, you’ll have to rub your eyes to make sure what you’re really seeing. Once you see it, you’ll start asking yourself “How did this even happen?”

These things are hidden in plain sight but will take a few extra seconds of staring and even a double-take to figure them out. There’s a really good chance that what you’re about to see will mess with your mind a little bit.

Waldo Is Easier To Find

Seriously, where is the phone? Can you spot it anywhere? Man oh man, this is much worse than trying to find Waldo when you’re sober. You know what? This would be better to find after a few beers because strange things happen when you consume alcohol with your friends.


If you’re still puzzled, it’s sitting on the ground next to the front right table leg. You’re welcome.

This Private Bar Entrance Is For Hipsters Only

In Shanghai, you will find a sandwich shop called The Press. There’s a Coca-Cola machine that leads to another place. Seriously, it does.

Coca Cola Bar Door

The vending machine in the deli is split vertically to swing open and reveal the entrance to another place. More restaurants should incorporate this.

I Spy Mickey Mouse

What you see in the photo is a grass spot of Mickey Mouse. At first, it might look like it’s a really dirty tile floor but it’s not.


Looking over land on planes really makes you appreciate all the little things that can pop up in life. See folks, this is one reason why it’s a small world after all.

You Might Have A Hidden Double USB Port

Apparently, it’s cheaper to make one model and sell it as two USB ports. That’s one life hack we all should be aware of.


Whoever has been hiding double USB ports on us this whole time has some serious explaining to do. Isn’t this some sort of way of saying this is false advertisement?

Welcome To How To Sheep: 101

Fairly certain that the new student didn’t run off to their herd on the farm. Whoever decided to bring a sheep to their lecture must have done a lot of planning to make sure it got in.


It won’t be long before our furry little friend will come around eating people’s assignment.

Is That A Tiny Sasquatch On My Car?

Not sure if that’s a sasquatch or Bigfoot. Let’s just say it’s a mix of both mythical creatures.


As tiny as it is, there’s a real good chance you won’t see this on the back of any car. This little guy is perfectly hidden, so it’s no wonder we still can’t get a clear photo of Bigfoot.

That Is Some Covert Security System

Now, that’s one way to be camera-flauge! Not even robbers would notice this security camera that’s disguised as a brick. How clever is that?


This company is on its way to catching thieves faster than a cop buys their daily dose of coffee and donuts.

Surprise! Cueballs Are Just Like Jawbreakers

They must have played one hard game of billiards. Now we have to break every other ball to see if there’s something hiding in it.

Cue Ball Thats Like A Jawbreaker

A cracked up cue ball with another ball inside is pretty similar to a jawbreaker.

The Fanciest Cars Need The Fanciest Parking Spots

It seems like an easy bet that there are sensors to prevent anything bad happen to this expensive vehicle. It seems dangerous but it’s something different.

Underground Car

Any second now, Batman is going to appear out of nowhere, then take the car to fight his archnemesis, the Joker.

Who Knew That A Die Was Just Like An Onion?

Out of all the times you used a pair of dice, you would never expect this to happen. It’s awesome to see that there’s an extra dice inside of it.

Dice In Another Dice

If you think about it, the material doesn’t look so secure, but it’s better than having a broken pair of dice.

A Secret Passage Right Out Of A Movie

It’s so amazing to see a hidden room inside the Admont Abbey Library in Austria. Looking at pictures online, the library looks absolutely amazing on the inside.


Having a secret passage makes for a quick transfer from getting out bed to using the washroom, and snuggling up reading a book.

No, It’s Not The Entrance To Narnia

While cleaning out your garden, there’s a chance you’ll come across a shed you’ve never seen before.


Sadly, once it opens, it doesn’t lead you to the land of Narnia.

This Fence Has An Etching Of A Wolf

When fences have some sort of design, it’s usually something random and pointless. But this fence is clearly not like the others since it’s got a wolf right between the panels on the far right.


How cool is that? More companies should incorporate that into their panel.

This Chess Piece Has A Unique Weight

As odd as this looks, it makes sense to see the dice in the Knight. First of all, each chess piece is heavy on the bottom.


Secondly, you now know the reason behind it because it’s used as support. It’s amazing to see that you learn something new every day.

We Don’t Mind Having A Hidden Bathroom Window

This looks pretty easy to put together. Just screw the hinges to the frame of the mirror and window casing. That’s one way to fool your guests by making them think it’s just a regular medicine cabinet.


Also, it’s great to have that window after going number 2.

We Finally Learned What The BMW Logo Is

The BMW logo has been controversial with two competing theories on what it truly means. The longstanding idea is that the white and blue are representative of a propeller since the company originated as an engine manufacturer after WW1.

woman's hand holding onto BMW steering wheel
Photo Credit: Pinterest / Kseniya Kapustsina
Photo Credit: Pinterest / Kseniya Kapustsina

The other competing theory is that the blue and white are a homage to the flag of Bavaria, where the company began and the products are manufactured. Whatever the reason is, this logo makes the consumer think, which just adds to brand recognition.

The Celtic Cross In The Forest Has A Touching Story

A 328-foot long Celtic cross near the border of the UK has boggled the minds of many passengers. It emerged that Liam Emmery planted the cross six years before he passed away.

Celtic Cross Forest

What a nice touching tribute to a cross that’s situated within the Republic of Ireland.

Look Closer To See The Robots On The Scarf

If you look at the scarf long enough, eventually you will see the robots. It’s much better than giving your significant other a sweatshirt, and we all know the outcome when that happens.


Still, something this creative would be so cool to wear during the harsh winter months.

Britains Smallest Police Station Is Right Infront Of Your Eyes

Located in Trafalgar Square is Britains smallest police station. It is called the Lilliputian Police Station and has a phone line connecting to Scotland Yard.

police station

It can also double as a small jail holding up to two prisoners at a time.

Even Nicolas Cage Doesn’t Know The Secrets Of Mt. Rushmore

There’s more to Mt. Rushmore than just the president’s heads. Behind Abraham Lincoln’s head in the hills of South Dakota, there is a hidden room known as the Hall of Records.

mt rushmore

It tells the story of the US to future generations and includes the country’s charter documents.

Disney Is Full Of Secret Rooms

The Cinderella Castle at Disney World, USA isn’t just for show and to take pictures in front of.

cinderellas castle

There are secret rooms within its walls where people can either pay or even win an opportunity to stay in. They’re no motel room either, these rooms are decked out.

Underground Las Vegas Nightlife

There is a giant system of tunnels beneath the bustling streets of Las Vegas. It is home to several hundred homeless people.

underground las vegas

Although it is completely dark, when you turn on a light, you’ll be surprised to see an entire community beneath the streets.

That Infamous Building Is Actually Empty

Believe it or not, the classic building in Times Square known as the One Times Square is completely empty. With so much chaos all around it’s hard to imagine that there’s nothing inside.

times square

The company that owned the building went bankrupt in 1992 and was sold to an advertising firm who just uses it for billboards.

There Is A Private Room On Floor 103

Although everybody knows about the lookout platform on floor 102 of the Empire State Building, very few know about floor 103.

Above the viewing platform, there’s a small room with a low balcony. Unfortunately, however, it’s only open for staff and VIPs.

Torch Lookout

Up until 1916, there was a staircase that led up to the balcony inside of the torch of the Statue of Liberty.


Unfortunately, it was damaged due to an explosion and people were no longer allowed to go into it. However, it was replaced by a new one in 1986.

Secret Eiffel Tower Apartment

As if the Eiffel Tower wasn’t amazing enough, for a long time, the public was unaware of the secret apartment within.

In 1889, engineer Gustave Eiffel built himself a private apartment inside that only he could access. It has recently been restored to its original condition with wax models.

Sneaky Little Guy

Most of us would walk right by this little guy without noticing that he’s just trying to blend in.


You’d really have to be checking these figurines out in order to realize that there’s an imposter. He’s a cute imposter, but an imposter nonetheless.

The Ultimate Hiding Spot

From a distance, you would never guess that there was a real owl buried in this tree trunk. With its eyes closed, he is completely camouflaged to be a part of the tree.

ultimate hider

We guess this is his strategy for sleeping safely during the day and it definitely works!

Making Great Use of Space

With the recent fad of tiny homes and simple living, this is a great invention. Washing machines and dryers take up so much room, and this solves that very problem.

washing machine hidden in counter

Although it might be a little loud when you’re cooking in the kitchen, it’s better than nothing!

Disney Secrets

If you look closely at this snapshot from the Disney film Brother Bear, you can see Nemo from Finding Nemo with all of the other fish.


This is no coincidence since Disney is known for including these easter eggs in a lot of their movies.

Sneaking A Drink

Trying to get alcohol secretly into somewhere you’re not supposed to? Fear no more, because this brush is equipped to be the perfect hiding spot.

sneaking a drink

Nobody will ever question it unless you start drinking right out of the handle! The good thing is that it doubles as a brush too!

Secret Hatch

At the Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci airport is a 60-foot statue of Leonardo da Vinci. Unveiled in 1960, it wasn’t discovered that there was a hidden hatch until 46 years later in 2006.

secret hatch

Inside of the hatch was parchments detail the history of the area in Latin and another of a list of the attendees of the opening ceremony.

Check Your Hose!

Wow, this snake is definitely hidden in plain sight. One second you’re going to water the yard and the next your on your way to the hospital from a snake bite.

We’ll definitely be checking the hose before we touch it now!

They’ll Never Find This

Burglars could come into your home and take everything that you own. But the chances are that they’ll never find this secret compartment/safe.

never find

Unless they want to try and pry up the floor of the whole house, they aren’t getting their hands on whatever is in there.

Not Sly Enough

It looks like this person really put their faith into the “in plain sight” strategy for hiding things.

It seems like a good idea at the time, but what happens when somebody needs to use the stapler? We think someone might end up catching on then.

Tango Down

This hunter is really becoming part of the environment with that ghillie suit. It’s almost impossible to find him in the first place, so an animal might have an even harder time.

tango down

Keep a lookout next time you’re hiking because there might be someone lurking in the brush.

Secret Key

This definitely seems like a better idea than just hiding the key to your house under your welcome mat. Everyone knows that trick.

secret key

But we don’t think people go along looking inside of these for house keys. It’s simple, yet so effective.


Toyota’s logo has been up for much debate, but everyone can agree there’s something more to it than meets the eye. Officially, the three ellipses “symbolize the unification of the hearts of our customers and the heart of Toyota products. The background space represents Toyota’s technological advancement and the boundless opportunities ahead.”

But unofficially, many have speculated that they look suspiciously like a thread passing through an eye of a needle, paying homage to Toyota’s start in the textile industry. People are usually too preoccupied eating this next delicious product to see the hidden image in its logo.

Hershey’s Kisses

Hershey’s is another iconic chocolate brand, and while their brand logo is nothing special, they must have figured they should pull out some hidden images in their product logos. For their popular Hershey’s Kisses candy, the “K” and the “I” meet to form the shape of one of their chocolate Kisses in between.


SImilar to the negative space of the FedEx logo, the presence of this kiss goes unnoticed by most, but can’t be unseen once it’s discovered. While the logo is relatively recent, the shape of a Hershey’s kiss hasn’t changed since 1907, so it looks like this logo may be timeless.


As Amazon has grown into a billion-dollar company, it’s logo has been so effective that it has stayed relatively the same. Everyone loves Amazon because it basically sells everything you can think of, which is why their logo that shows an arrow going from A to Z, is genius.

The logo was not always this clever. The first rendering of the Amazon logo that appeared in 1994 when Jeff Bezos founded the company and sold primarily books, would be unrecognizable to most. In 1998, they redesigned the logo to be closer to what we know today and expanded to books, music, and more. But finally, in 2000, they began to expand their products and introduced the logo with today’s hidden message. Car logos are some of the most recognizable, but this next one has two competing theories behind its message.


The subtle nature of the Gillette logo is a lot of fun and something we were surprised to just learn about while investigating subliminal messages in logos.


The G and first I both have negative space that make up the shapes of razors. This was a new addition to the logo and it was quickly noticed.


At first glance, the dark pink logo for LG Electronics looks like a winking face. But if you look a little closer, you’ll see the face’s “nose” is an “L” and the outline of the “face” is a “G.”

Some fans have even noted a similarity between LG’s logo and a modified Pacman.

Delta Airlines

Delta doesn’t have any major trickery in its logo. Instead, the logo side next to the company name forms the Delta symbol which is the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet.

Delta logo

It also reflects the airline’s roots in the Mississippi Delta region, and the white lines suggest a plane’s wings — specifically those of Delta’s first jet aircraft, the DC-8.


FedEx, much like Amazon, is basically everywhere now. Their logo is recognizable and holds a hidden symbolic message which embodies their brand perfectly. Between the negative space of the “E” and the “x”, an arrow is formed which points right, the direction most would associate with pointing forward.

Similar to Amazon, when the company was founded in 1971, the clever logo didn’t exist yet. It wasn’t until 1994 that they rebranded and the clever logo was created. The arrow is said to symbolize “speed and accuracy.”

Tour de France

On the surface, the logo for Le Tour de France, the famous 3-week cycling race that takes place each year in France, seems like modern, abstract script. But when you focus in on the word “tour” the image turns from simple script to an ingenious logo.


The yellow circle is meant to reflect the iconic yellow jerseys worn by the winner of each stage in the race, but it doubles as the front wheel of a bicycle. The “O” in “tour” makes the back wheel, with the “R” transforming into the rider. The logo was introduced in 2003 for the 100th anniversary of the race and was so powerful that it has remained ever since.


Almost anyone who has shopped second-hand or donated can recognize the smiling half-face of the Goodwill logo. But how many of us have simply moved on without noticing the real hidden symbolism hiding in here? It’s not in the picture, but rather the “G” is “Goodwill” is the same face as the logo, but it goes unseen with a different color background.

Goodwill’s hidden logo shows that the message isn’t always in the image, but hiding somewhere else.

Baskin Robbins

The logo for the famous ice cream chain envokes a bit of childhood creativity. The fun colors and font seem like a child could have scribbled it on a napkin and that’s why many love it. But no child could have snuck this hidden message in so easily.

Baskin Robbins
Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images
Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images

The color-blocking adds to the childish style, but look closely and you’ll see the pink is meant to emphasize a “31” for the original 31 flavors that Baskin-Robbins opened with in 1948. It makes sense why, to this day, they still want to emphasize the 31 flavors. They were the first ice cream parlor to introduce sampling before buying, and I think we are all very thankful for that.

Pittsburgh Zoo

The logo for the Pittsburgh Zoo appears pretty obvious at the start. A tree with birds flying overhead, very outdoorsy and a great symbol for a zoo, right? But looking closer at the negative space around the tree, you’ll see a gorilla and lion face staring at each other.


If you saw the two animal faces right away, good job. But did you also spot the fish jumping out of ‘water’ at the base of the tree? This is the logo that keeps on giving. Check out how one of the most recognized brands in the world evolved their clever logo over time.

Never Expected That

Out of all the times you’ve had a Toblerone, never would you have expected to see a bear in the mountains.

That image will be engraved into your minds the next time you buy this tasty chocolate.

The Easter Egg Hunt Will Never Be Over

When it comes to Easter egg hunts you have to find the right balance between well-hidden and still easy to find.

easter egg hiding in sight
Photo Credit: Reddit / pizza395jonny
Photo Credit: Reddit / pizza395jonny

This particular egg has been hidden in plain sight for a while, waiting for one of the kids to actually take the trash out.

Can You Find The Headphones?

This person spent 15 minutes tearing apart their room, wondering where their headphones went because they just had them, not realizing that they were blending into the bedspread all along.

headphones blending in
Photo Credit: Reddit / Zukavicz
Photo Credit: Reddit / Zukavicz

If you look really closely, you can spot them right in the middle, but I’d get a new bedspread after this.

The Groove Is Meant To Help You

Those little grooves on the bottom of a coffee mug always seem like a chip in the rim, but they’re actually there for a reason.

small groove on mug
Photo Credit: Reddit
Photo Credit: Reddit

It helps drain the water off in the dishwasher and helps the airflow underneath the cup when there’s a hot liquid.

There’s More Than Meets The Eye

It makes sense that there’s more to a fire hydrant than you normally see sticking out of the ground, but it’s strange to actually see it completely dug up.

fire hydrant not in ground
Photo Credit: Reddit / Texasbullets
Photo Credit: Reddit / Texasbullets

It’s really just the tip of the iceberg.

Two Sides To Every Coin

Were you aware of the fact that a U.S. quarter actually has copper on the inside?

quarter with copper on the inside
Photo Credit: Reddit / IReadItOnReddit
Photo Credit: Reddit / IReadItOnReddit

We’ll be the first to say that we didn’t know, so you can go ahead and admit that you didn’t either.

So That’s What Makes It Snap

If you’ve ever wondered what those bracelets your daughter was obsessed with in elementary school were made of, now you’ve got the answer to your burning question.

inside of snap bracelet is tape measurer
Photo Credit: Reddit / ryanispiper
Photo Credit: Reddit / ryanispiper

She’s constantly slapping her brothers on the wrist with a tape measure covered in colored tape.

You Can Take The Small One To Go

How nice of BIC to make their barbecue lighters able to come apart so easily, with a handy little travel-sized lighter inside.

bic lighter in bbq
Photo Credit: Reddit / socsa
Photo Credit: Reddit / socsa

That will make it easy to pack it up and go whenever you need it.

Who Left Their Meat In The Bathroom?

You just spent a solid 2 minutes searching for the bar of soap while also wondering why someone had left a slab of meat on the counter, only to realize that is the soap.

meat soap bar
Photo Credit: Reddit / eeyorel34
Photo Credit: Reddit / eeyorel34

What do you think it smells like? I don’t know if I’m brave enough to find out.

No One Will Find Him Here

Okay, so the kid might not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but you have to give him an A for effort.

kid half hiding under rug
Photo Credit: Reddit / PaperkutRob
Photo Credit: Reddit / PaperkutRob

He did his best at hiding, now you do your best at pretending you didn’t immediately see him.

Someone Has To Clean The Castle

It makes sense that they have to keep the cleaning products for Cinderella’s castle close by, but Disney normally does a better job of hiding these things.

cleaning closet cinderella castle disney
Photo Credit: Reddit / PRong1978
Photo Credit: Reddit / PRong1978

Whoever left this door open is definitely getting a talking to from Mickey Mouse.

She’s Been Right There All Along

As far as commercials or photos of food go, there’s definitely a lot more going on than we realize.

woman misting food for commercial
Photo Credit: Instagram / @_nadya_mur
Photo Credit: Instagram / @_nadya_mur

There’s a woman just like this one behind every great food commercial, crouching in the shadows in all black to mist the food.