20+ Hidden Details Eagle-Eyed People Noticed In Everyday Objects

At the pace the world moves, it's easy to miss something right in front of your face, let alone the inconspicuous things. But this is about more than just stopping to smell the roses; if you look close enough, you might spot something extraordinary hidden in places you never expected. So keep your eyes peeled, because these hidden details in everyday objects were so easy to miss that only the most eagle-eyed observer could spot them.

1. Shadow Coaster

For most of the day, this odd-looking drawing makes little sense to the people passing by. But, as the sun sets and casts a shadow on the nearby fence, everything becomes clear: it's a roller coaster!

2. Smiley Mountain

Nature lovers in Oregon were in for a treat when they spotted this happy face welcoming them to the forest one fall. While this may seem like magic, the design is actually thanks to a lumber company that planted several different types of trees in one area that all changed color at different times of the year.

3. Meet Your Maker

Now this is a brand that cares for its workers. The clothing tag gives credit where credit is due, introducing Piedad, the seamstress who sewed the garment. We'll take 20!

4. The Milk Gets It

2020 was a year that left most of us feeling pretty sour, which is why ringing in 2021 was such a celebration. Even milk brands joined in by adding fun little reminders on their expiration dates. Hopefully the milk isn't curdled like the rest of us!

5. Art In Action

Even the smallest things pack a powerful punch — that's what passersby might realize if they noticed this tilting tower. Instead of the damage being the result of a car accident, it was caused by a fight to the death between Ant-Man and the evil Yellow Jacket! Marvel at the attention to detail.

6. Kilroy Was Here

Medieval architecture was always a very serious business, but that didn't stop the artists from adding a little humor to their designs. If you look carefully, you can spot a little man peering down from above. We'll call him Kilroy senior, because he's definitely way older than the one who popped up during World War II.

7. Ready For An Adventure

Speak friend and enter into this little Hobbit's room. You'll find he's great fun at studying, sword fighting, creative writing, and treasure hunting! He recently found this sick-looking ring, but that's the last anyone saw of him.

8. That's Harsh

There's a right way and a wrong way to do things, which is why we have labels to give us friendly little reminders. This label, however, may set your therapy progress back by several decades.

9. Where's Pac-Man?

Forget Where's Waldo? — the person behind this clever design wanted to see if passersby could spot Pac-Man and his ghostly adversaries. See if you can make out our yellow hero escaping the clutches of Inky, Blinky, and Pinky, though it looks like Clyde got lost along the way.

10. Alien Abbey

Either aliens are taking over Scotland's Paisley Abbey or this architect has a wicked sense of humor. As hilarious as it would be to have a Downton Abbey scene with an alien wearing a top hat, this sculpture definitely isn't historically accurate.

11. Curb Neighborhood

While everyone else is busy looking at what's right in front of them, try looking down — you'll be amazed at what you might find. One artist decided to turn this curb into a mini neighborhood, though just be careful not to crush any of the tiny residents inside!

12. The More You Know

The buyer probably already knew the length of the cable, but they definitely didn't know the little fun fact that was written on it: "The length of this 50' cable is the approximate wingspan of the larger Pterodactyls from the Mesozoic Period." You learn something new every day!

13. Hidden Friend

Looking through the aisles at this pet shop, you'll find a hidden critter in one hole in the wall. Don't worry: Jerry doesn't bite. For his sake, let's hope there aren't any Tomcats lying in wait with a cartoon mallet!

14. Something's Fishy

One airplane passenger in Seattle found a needle in a haystack — or, should we say, a fish in an airport. It even has its own little suitcase! If you're not too busy rushing to your flight, you might even spot this little guy yourself somewhere in the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

15. Read The Directions

Remember how during the SATs they told you to read the directions carefully? Well, here's why. The manufacturer was very specific about how this doormat works. Could you imagine if the owner forgot to "shake it all about"? It'd be madness!

16. Secret Message

While this might look like an ordinary car footrest, the sharp-eyed driver of this Jeep realized that the pattern was more than just random dots and dashes: it's actually Morse code. The design spells out "Sand Snow Rivers Rocks," a cheeky way to let drivers know what conditions the car can handle in.

17. Helpful Coffee

They don't call it coffee lab for nothing! The owners of this coffee company were so smart, they actually solved this problem for brew drinkers before it even happened. No more upside-down coffee bags on the shelf for you!

18. Punch When You See It

At the Cleveland Museum of Natural History you can play a game of "punch buggy" with one curated piece called A World of Beetles. Now, you might be thinking, "This is just a collection of bugs," but if you look closely, you'll find a very unique "Beetle."

19. Extra Credit?

This physics teacher clearly wasn't about to let anything slip past them, including the peculiar format of this student's paper. Hopefully everything is accurate, because I'd hate to break it to you, kid: Rick-Rolling your teacher does not count for extra credit.

20. Across The Universe

Possibly one of the greatest Easter egg hunts of all time, Sweden decided to recreate the entire solar system by plotting statues big and small all around the country. While you can undoubtedly find a map of the location of each star and planet online, it'd definitely be much more rewarding to hunt them down yourself.

21. Me Want Cookie

Is it really wasteful to throw a cookie in this trash can when you know Cookie Monster will totally enjoy it? Be careful though, Monster: before you know it, Oscar the Grouch will have moved in!

22. Protect The Plant

The dandelion huggers are back at it! Please do not touch, pluck, or blow on the dandelion. Respect the barrier and its need for personal space, please. Go bother the daisies two blocks down.

23. Help Me, Obi-Wan

Princess Leia, is that you? The great thing about this piece of street art is not just that it's funny or cute-looking — it's that a Star Wars fan looked at a fire hydrant and thought: "wow, those sides are perfect for the Princess' buns!"

24. Root Home

This is not from the reality TV show Tiny House, but rather a small Easter egg found in Disneyland's Fantasy World! We wonder what small creature could live here... It certainly is too shabby for Tinkerbell.

25. Look Out For The Fish

This grate gives us a sudden hankering for sushi. Just kidding, but it is a fun way to spruce up a regular old grate! Now that it's more noticeable, maybe fewer heels will get stuck in it?

26. Doh!

Perhaps you've seen the meme of Homer Simpson disappearing back into a hedge to avoid an uncomfortable situation. If you haven't seen it, this is pretty much it, except in real life. Whatever happens on this driveway must be really awkward.

27. Choo Choo

This train station in Malmö, Sweden, got pretty creative with their barricades to keep cars from parking on the sidewalk. Take a seat on this cinder block, and get a free ticket to childhood fun.

28. Good Intentions

This piece of street art definitely looks cool, but it might not be the best idea. People will love it, and they will pull the lever, possibly turning off the electricity, water, or whatever is behind this small metal box.

29. Keeping Watch

This bird made of legos on this bathroom sign is cool in and of itself, but wait until you find out its location: Legoland! This little guy will help you find the bathroom and keep watch over his fellow Lego friends. Tweet tweet!

30. Mouse Market

You must be THIS short to get into this restaurant! Where else is a mouse supposed to eat after we fill our homes with traps and cats? Let's just hope the owner of the larger bike is extra careful riding off.

31. Taking Things Literally

Lock your bike to this bike lock! While most cities have a boring pole to park your bike on, the city of Ottawa, Canada, has these nice racks instead. Don't forget to use your actual lock though.

32. For The Eagles Fans

In their song Take It Easy, the Eagles sang, "Well, I'm a standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, and such a fine sight to see... It's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford, slowin' down to take a look at me." To commemorate the tune, the town created a small park depicting the famous lyrics.

33. Musical Steps

Do you think there's a chance that a musician might live here? The piano pattern on the tiles is incredibly creative, although the sheet music may suffer the next time someone opens the door.

34. Home Of The Krabby Patty

Is this the Krusty Krab? No, this is copyright infringement! Whether the real-life restaurant from SpongeBob was ever allowed to open its doors is unclear, but if it really does exist, Plankton will probably be by soon to steal the Krabby Patty secret recipe.

35. Honoring Mail

At first glance, this may seem like a regular tile floor, but what if we told you that these tiles are located in the U.S. Postal Museum? The top ones look like the front of a regular letter envelope with a stamp in the corner, while the bottom tiles mimic the back of the envelope.

36. Mini Park

Some parks are nothing but a bench and a bush, but we've never seen a park as small as this little green patch. Our guess is the plaque refers to a bigger park a few feet away, but the sign saying "keep off the grass" makes for a pretty good joke anyway.

37. Beware Of Zombies

Let's take this sign as a strong advisement not to enter this already creepy path. What makes it look even eerier is the big chunk missing from the side. Were there any zombies here? Don't go any further without Michonne!

38. That's Gotta Hurt

This tiny figure found in Amsterdam is called the Epic Split Statuette, depicting athletic Belgian actor Jean-Claude Van Damme performing his famous split. Located between the Hilton Hotel's pillars near the Central Station. It was actually placed by an advertisement agency, but the city liked it, so it's been there 30 years now.

39. Chuck Norris Strikes Again

Chuck Norris can do anything. He can fight bears, he can do a thousand push-ups, he can...break a concrete bench. It's unclear how Charles could've broken this bench while protecting America unless he became a giant (which he could probably do as well).

40. Tiny Door

Did Jerry get so out of control that Tom had to move to a formal office building? We're not sure if this doggy-sized door leads anywhere, but if it does, we definitely think it's worth getting on all fours to take a peek!

41. Peppy Sidewalk

Be aGRASSive! Be, be, agrassive! Whoever created this tiny street art certainly had spirit! People tell you that you should always keep your chin up, but every once in a while it pays off to look down.

42. Video Game Fame

Watch out for ghosts, Pac-Man! This piece of sidewalk art is a rabbit hole of '80s video games. Just don't lift up the lid and go down the actual hole. What's down there is probably scarier than losing the game.

43. Commemorating Nothing

Different versions of this sign can be found all over the United States, and you can actually buy one for your own "site" on Amazon. The likeliness of nothing happening in a whole year is pretty slim, though!

44. Minion Hydrant

Another great use of a boring old fire hydrant: turn it into a minion. This hydrant was so despicable it needed a costume to spruce up the place. Bananaaaa!

45. Ringo's New Home

All you need is love...and a fun new coat of paint. Looks like the streets of Barcelona are the new home of Ringo Starr. When he's not too busy banging the drums, perhaps he could narrate another season of Thomas & Friends, seeing as how the Beatles probably won't get back together.