There are only so many better feelings than hopping into a nice bath after a long day at work. You toss in a bath bomb and soak in the fragrance and the bubbles.
Now, picture that aroma is not fresh lavender, but the lick-smacking goodness of fried chicken. Prepare yourself for the KFC Chicken Smell Bathing Powder.
That’s right, KFC Japan is putting your infinite need for fried chicken into your hands for a stress-free and chicken-filled bath. KFC Japan teamed up with Village Vanguard, a Japanese retailer, to produce this limited edition bath bomb.
Village Vanguard is also responsible for soup-smelling bath bombs. The bath bomb comes in the shape of a drumstick, so you know exactly what you are getting before you soak in the delectable scents of fried chicken.
If you want to smell like you just walked out of a southern fried chicken shack, you will have to act quickly. Only 100 of the absurd bathing product will be made for the public.
To get your hands on one of these pleasant poultry bathing perfumes, you will need to enter a competition in Japan.
The contest runs between November 1 and November 15. You can enter today for the opportunity to rinse yourself in the famous combination of 11 secret herbs and spices that made KFC a global phenomenon.
This is not KFC’s first foray into the chicken scented products market. In the past, they released fried chicken sunscreen, fried chicken scented candles, and fried chicken flavored lip balm.
Social media users are beyond ecstatic over the prospect of chicken flavored baths.
One tweet from @audreyporne read: “might quit my job and sell homemade KFC bath-bombs on Etsy.” Another commented that we should “Be thankful you exist at the same time as KFC bath bombs.”
It’s a brave new day for chicken enthusiasts.
The Shiniest Copper Tree
We start with this gorgeous tree that undeniably looks just like copper. We have to assume that this attractive tree trunk was stripped of its bark and polished in some way to become as shiny and smooth as it is. Or, perhaps it’s just a lesser-known copper tree.
Regardless, we don’t blame whoever took this picture of this extremely photogenic tree. If we stumbled across this beauty in our local park, we’d stage a full-on photoshoot.
Fly My Pretties
This is one of several inarguably cute items on this list, even if you aren’t the type of person that would call anything cute. Come on, one look at this miniature broomstick makes us imagine a whole tiny Halloween themed world – like a combination of The Nightmare Before Christmas and a model village.
As with the copper tree above, we have no idea what plant this actually is. Hopefully, there’s a pebble nearby that looks just like a mini black cat.
You Almost Fooled Us
The internet loves calling things “boi” and that’s because it automatically makes everything funnier. Why call something a dog when you can call it a “cuddly boi” instead? Why even use the word “dolphin” when you could instead say “slippery boi?” Sure, it’s immature, but it’s funny.
So, here we have a camouflage frog boi, otherwise known as the leafy Malayan Horned Frog. This boi’s color, triangular eye flaps, and back ridges make it look just like fallen leaves.
Are You Seeing This?
We’ll admit that we enjoy this squirt of lotion disguised as a tiny cat. What can we say about this? Except that we obviously want to place the tiny broomstick plant from this list beside it and create an adorably spooky scene.
If you had 50 people in a room, gave them all a different tube of lotion, and asked them to squeeze out a tiny cat, they probably couldn’t do it. That makes this a fleeting and beautiful miracle.
Welcome to Cake World
Ok, there was only so long we could wait before mentioning cakes disguised as other items. This has become a huge phenomenon online, to the point that it’s now a meme — that everything around us is actually made of cake. Are we made of cake? Are you?
So, this tasty dish looks like mashed potatoes topped with gravy and black pepper, but of course, it is not. It’s actually mini cheesecake bites with caramel and chocolate sprinkles.
Pass Me the Towel
Isn’t this the sweetest thing you’ve ever seen? Again, even if you don’t call things sweet, you must admit, this is the sweetest. Here we have a very wrinkly Shar-Pei pup that’s disguised as a towel or a blanket.
This Chinese dog breed was initially bred for fighting (no!) and was the world’s rarest dog in 1978. Now, plenty of people have these pups, and they have to carefully clean in between each of their folds.
A Map Full of Money
This is a convenient piece of trickery, and one of several items on this list that are purposely designed to look like something else. As you can see, this is a wallet that’s disguised as a map of New York City, which is a pretty great idea. After all, who would ever steal a map?
Perhaps an insightful pick-pocketer will realize that few existing humans still use paper maps rather than digital ones. Hey, Google Maps can’t hide your cash.
It Looks Picture Perfect
Looking at this picture makes us want to have a perfectly square window looking out over a glorious view. This view is the definition of picturesque. Of course, the window painting (or painting window?) will gradually change with the weather, changing its scene from blue skies to starry nights.
We like to imagine that sometimes a large, angry seabird hovers outside this window, staring in with its beady eyes, beating its wings, and creating a different scene altogether.
Trust in Me
We’re back to the animals disguised as other animals category. This time, we have a hawk moth caterpillar that looks just like a snake. We know we find this little creature creepy, but we can’t decide whether we’re creeped out by its insect-like characteristics, or its reptilian qualities. Shudder.
These are medium to large moths (shudder) that make themselves look like snakes (shudder) when they’re caterpillars (shudder?). They do this to avoid predators. Smart, but creepy.
Seize the Time… Live Now
Is it reasonable to say that this dog is disguised as Sir Patrick Stewart? We think so. From this angle, this lovely looking pup is the spitting image of the Shakespearean actor. Of course, we know Patrick Stewart best from his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the Star Trek series, and as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men movie franchise.
Hopefully, whoever owns this dog also has a scruffy gray-haired terrier that looks just like Stewart’s bestie, Sir Ian McKellen.
Rockin’ Pork Belly
You know, sometimes when things look like other things, they turn out to just be rocks. This is especially disappointing when the offending rock was disguised as something absolutely delicious. This rock, for example, really looks like a delicious piece of pork belly with crispy skin and layers of tasty fat.
Yes, this rock could be used in a small display of other rocks that look like food, but we’d rather just have a piece of pork belly.
A Dog in Sheep’s Clothing
We’ve all heard of a “wolf in sheep’s clothing,” but what about a dog in sheep’s clothing? That seems like the correct evolutionary step. Normally, the phrase is used to describe something dangerous disguised as something innocent. However, in this case, we have something fluffy and cute disguised as something else fluffy and cute. It’s fluffy and cute squared!
This pup is a Bedlington Terrier, named after the small mining town in England where the breed originated.
The Dark Knight Returns
Who amongst us doesn’t know of the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight, the World’s Greatest Detective, Bruce Wayne — a.k.a. Batman? He has almost as many names as Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones, and perhaps even more enemies. This eagle-eyed Snapchat user spotted the iconic superhero hiding in the shadows. In particular, the shadow cast by their fuel cap.
We know that Batman is a master of disguise, but we never expected him to pop up in these circumstances.
Raw Meat Rocks
We’ve seen one already, and here’s yet another rock in disguise. This time, as a piece of raw chicken. This rock in disguise isn’t as frustrating as the pork belly rock, because it doesn’t look as appetizing.
We do feel bad for any passing wildlife that might see this rock and think they’ve stumbled across a piece of meat. Some hungry fox or greedy racoon might break a tooth chomping down on this, or choke themselves in a rush to swallow it.
The Granola’s Gone Undercover
In this image, we have a tray of granola that’s doing a very good job disguising itself as a kitchen counter. Or, maybe the kitchen counter is doing a very good job of disguising itself as a tray of granola. Did these two forget to call each other before getting dressed in the morning? It’s always embarrassing to show up in the same outfit.
We’re surprised that this person managed to capture a picture of this camouflaged granola. Bravo!
Time for a Mean Pinball
Of course, it isn’t just foods, objects, and animals that can disguise themselves as something else — there’s also places! Take this laundromat, which looks like a laundromat, operates like a laundromat, and actually genuinely is a laundromat. However, if you look closely at two washers in the back, you’ll notice that, through their fish-eye doors, there’s an entirely different room.
Even better, this brick-walled room is home to multiple vintage pinball machines — much more fun than laundry.
Hot Dog, Is That You?
You would be forgiven for thinking that this image shows something that’s made out of cake. Let’s be honest — that’s our default guess for anything these days. The sky? The sea? The moon? All made of cake, obviously. But, no. Shockingly, this item that looks like a hot dog is actually a blackened banana in a hot dog bun.
There are various recipes for “banana hot dogs” online, most of which involve jelly “ketchup” and peanut butter “mustard.” Sorry, we’re not convinced.
The Master of Disguise
We really have to hand it to this moth. It’s better than a spy, it’s better than a master criminal — it really is practically invisible. You know the phrase “fly on the wall?” It’s used to mean that you’d like to be as small and unnoticeable as a fly so that you can eavesdrop without being noticed.
Clearly, the phrase should refer to a “moth on a wall.” This thing is incredible! This is what’s called a buff-tip moth — it looks exactly like the twig of a bird tree.
Is it a Bird?
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s pretty pink flowers that look like a group of hummingbirds. We’ll do you one better. Guess what the name for a group of hummingbirds is? A bouquet! Isn’t that perfect?
Adorably, a group of hummingbirds can also be called a charm, a hover, a glittering, a shimmer, or a tune. To be honest, the more we look at this picture, the more we’re disappointed they aren’t actually hummingbirds.
Let Them Eat Cake
We’re back to the world of cake! Where everything as far as the eye can see is made of sponge and jam and icing. Hopefully, when people are served these cake-y creations, they don’t actually think they’re getting a tasty tray of chicken nuggets. These “nuggets” are actually pound cake covered in crushed peanuts.
For many people, expecting one thing and getting another can cause physical and mental discomfort. We’ve got to stop with the cakes! We beg of you!
Just Keep Walking
In this image, we can see 58 Joralemon Street in Brooklyn, New York City. The structure was originally a Greek Revival style townhouse, built back in 1847 as a private residence. However, since 1908, it has been simply masquerading as a townhouse and purposely made to blend into the surrounding neighborhood.
Interborough Rapid Transit Company bought the property in 1908, and changed it into a subway ventilator and emergency exit. There is an official agreement that says the outside of the property should match its surroundings.
Do My Hands Look Big?
We’re back to small things that look like other small things. Isn’t that an enjoyable category? Why isn’t everything in the entire world just miniature so we can take pictures of it and marvel over its compact cuteness? Yes, it would be wildly impractical.
But, it would make for lots of hilarious shots where we look like giants. These tiny apples have been picked before they’ve grown into their own stems. As a result, they look just like cherries.
French Toast Coming Right Up
Since we’re in the habit of categorizing things, we’re back to the group of rocks that look like food items. More specifically, we’re back to rocks that look like delicious things that we want to eat. It feels like this rock is trolling us. It’s basically saying, “Hey, look what you can’t have… hey, get your own French Toast.”
Sadly, this isn’t a piece of bread dipped in egg and pan-fried until crispy. And, it won’t be served with powdered sugar, syrup, or bacon.
Orchid Mantis, Reporting for Duty
We’ll be honest. We aren’t huge fans of insects. More specifically, we don’t like looking at insect’s faces. They look like aliens, they’re unpredictably creepy, and we just don’t like it. For that reason, it’s sort of a blessing that this mantis looks more like an orchid than a bug.
But still, we can feel it looking at us. To make things worse, the orchid mantis is a carnivorous hunter that eats the small flies that mistake it for a beautiful flower. Nope.
We Aren’t in the Suburbs
Apparently, in Switzerland, it was common practice to disguise military bunkers and fortresses as local chalets. Until 2004, many Swiss people didn’t know that among their picturesque villages were weapon compounds, and fully fortified and militarized fortresses, dating back to World War II.
Another convenient part of this disguise is that tourists were none the wiser. Amazingly, theater set designers and artists were hired to make sure that the fortresses looked picture-perfect from a minimum distance of around 22 yards.
A Mouthful of Mini Melons
Come on. Who can resist these little things? These small fruits are disguised as miniature watermelons, but they’re actually cucamelons, a plant native to Mexico and Central America. These small fruits aren’t actually related to watermelons, but they are known as “Mexican miniature watermelon” in English, and “sandita” — little watermelon — in Spanish.
These cuties apparently taste like cucumbers, which explains why they are also known as Mexican sour gherkins and Mexican sour cucumbers. Our favorite name for them is mouse melons.
A Terrifying Planet
We have to give it to this person — this wasp’s nest does look a bit like Jupiter. You might even say it’s disguised as Jupiter, and doing a pretty good job of matching its surroundings.
Did you know that wasps either live alone or in groups depending on their species? Some social wasps will settle in trees or pre-existing structures, but others will build their own construct. Apparently, wasps are like architects, and continually build their nests to fit the amount of wasps in the colony.
Moths, We Salute You
From what we’ve seen so far, it’s easy to conclude that moths are incredibly good at disguising themselves. This is Uropyia meticulodina, which comes from Taiwan and various Chinese provinces. This moth doesn’t just look like a generic leaf. It looks like a curled up, dried, and dead leaf. It even has the appearance of veins just like an actual leaf.
This is an amazing example of mimicry in nature. We’ve got to hand it to these moths — they’re marvelous!
We’ll All-Owl It
Imagine walking through the woods on a bright Fall afternoon. You’re wearing a coat and boots, and you have your hat pulled down over your ears to protect from the brisk air. The sun glints through the trees as you crunch through the leaves and bark, listening to the birds sing high in the branches.
Suddenly, something catches your eye, and you glance down. It’s the decapitated head of a majestic owl. Just kidding — it’s half a cracked nut disguised as an owl.
Oh, Where Is My Hairbrush?
We hate to bother you all with weird 1990s cartoons (or do we?), but we must draw your attention to VeggieTales, a computer-generated cartoon featuring talking vegetables. The best part of VeggieTales — in our humble opinion — is “Silly Songs with Larry,” where Larry the Cucumber sings a silly song.
Stay with us! One of Larry’s best songs is “The Hairbrush Song” where he panics over his lost hairbrush (see where we’re going with this)? If this was Larry’s hairbrush, we’d totally understand why.
Everybody’s Got a Water Buffalo
Incredibly, we’re also going to make a VeggieTales reference here, because truly it has songs to cover a plethora of real-life situations. Another of Larry the Cucumber’s silly songs (a strange sentence to type), is “The Water Buffalo Song.”
Perhaps unsurprisingly, in the song, Larry repeatedly asserts that “everybody’s got a water buffalo,” much to the dismay of his more sensible friend, Bob the Tomato. It seems that Larry was right, at least in the case of this dentist.
We Can’t Take Any Smore!
Ok, we’re stepping away from weird old cartoons about singing vegetables so that we can focus on these toasted marshmallows. Undeniably, these look meaty, but we can’t quite figure out what type of meat they resemble. The outside does look like crispy skin, but then the pink interior looks a little synthetic to actually be meat.
Without a doubt, from a small distance, these toasted marshmallows are disguised as some sort of mystery meat kebab. Bon appetit!
Driving With a Dinosaur
Wouldn’t it be great to hop into your car and find your steering wheel disguised as Mario’s dinosaur pal, Yoshi? Who does this car even think it is? Can it morph into any other beloved video game character?
We request an emergency brake disguised as the damsel in distress, Princess Peach. Or, headlights that look just like Mario’s arch-rival Waluigi. While we’re at it, let’s just transform the whole vehicle into a buggy from Mario Kart and get this show on the road!
Miracle in a Can
We’ve seen a couple of safes disguised as other items on this list, and are continually impressed with them. Let’s face it — hiding your key in a fake rock beside the door doesn’t really cut it anymore. Plus, who doesn’t need a hiding spot?
Not everyone has stacks of spare cash or expensive jewelry lying around to put in a safe. But, everyone has something that they don’t want someone else to see. We won’t ask what yours is, if you don’t ask about ours.
Uncovering the Real Bodega
In Boston, Massachusetts, there is an upscale clothing store named Bodega that is itself disguised as an actual bodega. The decoy bodega at the front does actually operate as a local convenience store, but that isn’t all it has to offer.
Those in the know venture to the back of the store, and pass through a fake Snapple machine. Behind that is the real Bodega — a luxury men’s clothing store packed full of designer clothes and shoes. All that, and Doritos!
Not a Cake for Once
We know that we’ve primed you to expect everything to be made of cake, but here we have the opposite. This extravagant sandwich is made to look like a cake — complete with a round shape, “icing,” elaborate garnish, and a cake stand — but it’s actually a sandwich.
Some might assume that the shrimp, hard-boiled eggs, and radishes balanced atop this “cake” are actually made of fondant icing, but they’d be wrong. We still don’t totally understand how to eat this.
Crab Cakes are Served
Ah, back to what we know. Comfortingly, these crab cakes aren’t crab cakes at all, but cake. Perhaps we should just resign ourselves to the idea that everything could and should be cake. Maybe it would be easier to stop resisting, and to stop wasting time figuring out what’s cake and what isn’t. Make it all cake!
These crab cake cakes are filled with vanilla ice-cream and coated in shredded coconut. The “tartar sauce” is melted white chocolate and pistachio.
Treat Every Day Like Christmas
This might be our favorite item on this entire list because this melted cold medicine really does look like elf shoes. And we’re delighted by that. Maybe we like the movie Elf too much, or maybe we’re excessively charmed by miniature things (see also: the tiny broomstick). Whatever the reason, we love them! And we never want them to go away.
Hopefully, a passing elf will whisk away these fetching shoes before they become a nightmarishly sticky pile of sugar syrup.
Dessert Is Served
You know, some items on this list have really looked like other items. They’ve been disguised, and they’ve been disguised well. Obviously, the assorted moths are at the top of our “masters of disguise” list, and honestly, the rocks that look like food have also been strong contenders.
That brings us to this rock, which supposedly looks like a piece of chocolate cake. Look — we’ll agree that the top of this rock looks like a decorated slice of cake. But beyond that, we just can’t get behind it.
I’m Watching You-Ooooo
We’ve seen a cracked nut disguised as an owl, and here we have the much better version — an owl disguised as a tree. This is the Eastern screech owl, a small owl that lives in Eastern North America, from Mexico to Canada.
As you can see, this owl’s feathers and colorings mean that it blends seamlessly into its surroundings. This means that it can make and enjoy its nest without being disturbed by any pesky passers-by.
Escargots AKA “Egg-”scargots
We all love a boiled egg for breakfast, while a snail dish… not so much. Except, maybe in France. This next disguised picture will have you doing several double-takes.
By looking at the top part of the photo, it’s clearly an eggshell but after scanning the photo through, it’s hard to ignore those snail antennas. So, ladies and gentlemen, we present to you “eggs a la Francaise.”
Hear Me Roar
If you were walking to your car in a parking lot and stumbled across this animal, you would probably bolt as fast as possible while screaming your lungs out.
But, if you were brave enough to take a second glance, you would realize it’s not a tiger but an innocent dog whose stripes are made from the shadow of a gate.
Let’s Go to Space
Farms are known to have a variety of animals in different shapes and sizes but owning a cow whose skin texture looks like outer-space is definitely a rare find.
So, if you’re not planning on sticking to your childhood dream of becoming an astronaut, you can stay on planet Earth and just visit a farm that has a cow that looks like space.
All the Better to See You
This next picture is pretty eye-catching, pun intended. While the eye depiction is obvious, if you look a little closer you might catch a chill because it is in fact frozen ice within a pot.
Truthfully, the design of it is quite beautiful and would work nicely as a household ornament, if only it wouldn’t melt!
Take a Trip Down MTV’s Memory Lane
How many of you guys automatically thought of a P-Diddy music video when you saw this? We’re totally with you on that. The metallic design and futuristic runway certainly looks like a Puff Daddy throwback.
So, you might be shocked to discover that it is in fact the inside of a cheese grater. Cheese puff anyone? Drop the mic.
A Cloud Duster
Sometimes it’s nice to just lay on the grass and look up at the sky to see the fluffy clouds. Now, the beauty of clouds lies in their ever-changing shapes which can occasionally look like legitimate characters or items.
In this case, we caught a glimpse of an airy feather which is ironic because clouds are indeed as light as a feather.
Back to the Dinosaur Age
Welcome back to about 65 million years ago when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and social media was not even an idea. It’s very hard to imagine the scene since us humans were far from inception.
Luckily, that scary and unknown thought can be erased because if you do a double-take of the image you’ll see that those mini Brachiosaurus are in fact a group of cute coatis. What a snap!
North Pole Hound
There is nothing sweeter than washing your pet in the bathtub and seeing what they look like when soaked. Often dogs look like baby rats with their hair pulled back but this particular one strongly resembles a polar bear.
So, if you ever have the desire to see a polar bear in real-life, no need to trek all the way to the North Pole. Simply bathe a white dog and voila!
A Stadium for Aliens
The sky is truly a magical place with its radiating sun and floating clouds, however sometimes what you see can be misleading and requires a double-take. Take the example of this beautiful view. What do you see?
Check out the baby-blue sky, heavenly sun and giant UFO looming in the background. Wait, what? Actually, it’s just a foggy stadium but even we were fooled by this one.
Pretty as a Picture
Artwork is always a good idea when it comes to decorating one’s home and the options are endless. However, if you fancy a classic, most will agree that a sunset picture is the way to go.
From the pastel color hues of the clouds to that burning orange sun, we can all feast our eyes on its beauty. And, while this sunset is picture-perfect, it is in fact a window reflection of the real thing and not a painting!
We’ll Take Ten
Is there anything better than puppies? What about puppies that are helplessly disguised as teddy bears? Yeah, we’ll take ten, thank you very much.
Did you know that teddy bears are named after the 26th US President Theodore Roosevelt? Inventor Morris Michtom saw a popular cartoon of the President with a black bear, asked permission to use his name, made a tiny soft bear, and displayed it in a shop window with a sign saying “Teddy’s Bear.” Delightful.
Cakes for Days
We promise you this is the last one. We promise! Apparently, there are very real reasons why images like this one make some people very uncomfortable. It’s down to a phenomenon called “uncanny valley,” where humans become unnerved by things that don’t feel quite right.
The term was invented in relation to AI and robotics, but it can apply in all sorts of contexts. The original theory says that humans respond well to robots that appear human, up until a certain point, when they become repulsed.
Gimme a Break!
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, heroes in a half-shell, turtle power!!” That’s what would fly through our heads if we happened to stroll past this swingset disguised as Raphael from the hit 1990s cartoon.
The mask-wearing, Brooklyn accented, short-tempered Raph is a popular turtle, and even popped up on IGN’s Top 100 Comic Book Heroes list without any of his brothers. This crime-fighting turtle is clearly stepping out.
Is Everything OK?
Initially, we agree that this tree disguised as an emoji looks ok. It’s telling us it’s ok, right? Well, this symbol (and emoji) actually have different meanings across the world. In English-speaking countries, the gesture generally means “ok,” “alright,” or “got it.”
However, in France and Tunisia, it means “zero,” giving it a negative connotation. In Kuwait, it means “evil eye,” and in Ancient Greece, it was a way to show your love for someone. Who knows what this tree is saying!
Bon Appetit Everyone
Well. Here it is — the final item on this list. And we saved the scariest for last. Here we have a pile of meat disguised as a skull that’s been stripped of its skin and placed on a plate of crackers. Are you screaming? Just us then.
We have some questions about the filthy teeth squeezed into this meat skull sculpture. Are they also edible? Are they someone’s dentures? Actually, we aren’t sure we want to know.