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New sneakers go viral due to its ‘uncanny’ likeness to Adolf Hitler

Have you ever seen a face in a cup of coffee or an electric outlet?

If yes, then you are probably experiencing a psychological phenomenon called pareidolia or the human ability to see patterns in inanimate objects. While it may sound like a rare case, doctors claimed in a series of studies that it’s perfectly normal to create shapes or images as the mind perceives familiar patterns in a vague and random stimulus.

Image from: Reddit

From an image of Jesus on toast and Mayon’s star-crossed lovers in clouds to a pigeon on a leaf, we have encountered objects that bore a resemblance to known people and animals. And recently, this pair of trainers has been gaining online attention due to its similarity to “the most powerful and notorious dictator of the 20th century.”

In an article published by LADBible, the Puma Storm Adrenaline is currently the talk of the town among sneakerheads and online users not because of its disruptive design but its resemblance to Adolf Hitler. Its toe tip and tongue are being likened to Hitler’s classic “side-swept” bangs and mustache.

Although the image has been shared multiple times already, some online users still can’t see the uncanny resemblance.

One Facebook user commented that: “I really hope I’m not the only person who stares at this and really can’t see the similarities. Amazing story though. A great 5 minute read.” While another joked that the sneakers were produced by a German multinational corporation.

Despite the “controversy” surrounding the sneakers, the sportswear manufacturer hasn’t commented on any of it yet.


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