15+ Surprises That Probably Weren't Unwelcome


Surprises can go either way. A jump scare in a horror movie can be legitimately terrifying, while random good fortune can turn a bad day into a good one.

Let's lean into the pleasant surprises that life sometimes gives us.

1. Attention to detail.

Reddit | MohartX

20th Century Fox puts its logo on its DVDs, naturally, but the Futurama DVD has a thematically-appropriate 30th Century Fox logo.

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2. Hidden message.

Reddit | zerocool11

I'm not sure how many people understand Morse code in this day and age, but for those who do, this building spells its address out in it.

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3. The whole family's here.

Reddit | Mr_PolarBear15

I don't know why someone would collect Intel's i3 through i9 processors (just go for i9 if you can!) but if you arrange the boxes together, it makes a nice piece of abstract art.

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4. Peek-a-boo.

Reddit | Sanetosane

This little guy hidden in the steps of Sainte Foy Abbey in France has been peeking out at people since the abbey was built in the 11th century.

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5. The more you know.


All of these cheeky little notes are on books. Obviously, books don't need batteries or go bad, but I like the humor here.

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6. 😊.

Reddit | Major_Kolvalyov

Seeing a big water tower with a big smiley face on it isn't going to change anyone's life. But it might lead to a few smiles.

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7. One for the rebels.

Reddit | bitqh

This package kind of sets up the hidden message on the bottom, but that doesn't mean that it isn't fun.

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8. Beautiful hood ornaments.

Reddit | PM_me_yummyrecipes

Hood ornaments aren't really a thing anymore for safety reasons, but that doesn't mean you can't rig up your own — no matter how small.

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9. They've got jokes.

Reddit | hi_imryan

You see, they're salad tomatoes, and they're asking you to "lettuce out!"

I guess it's a bit on the nose.

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10. Stranger encounter.

Reddit | downwarddawg

Imagine rolling up on a random Circle K in the middle of nowhere, and then realizing it's the same location from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.

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11. What's inside?

Reddit | Mr_PoodlePants

Someone ripped up the old carpeting in their house and found this floor safe underneath. I'll bet it's full of untold riches.

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12. Well, there it is.

Reddit | fellow_teenager

Speaking as someone who once saw one of these Jurassic Park Jeeps in the wild, I can confirm that it's a transcendental experience.

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13. Turn it around.

Reddit | PanDeviant

The brand name here is Very Lazy, and they've found a way to incorporate into calling out clerks who put their products in backwards.

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14. Big boy.

Reddit | DingDongPuddlez

This is the skull of purussaurus, a prehistoric crocodile. If that's just the skull, I'm glad these things aren't around anymore.

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15. Words to the wise.

Reddit | Sicilian_Defence

If you're having trouble putting this tent together, just scan the QR code. Also, they've given some hints on how to scare away a bear.

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16. Happy trails.

Reddit | JerryLupus

After reading this delightful note, it's hard not to feel happy for Laird the ex-mailman as he embarks on retirement.

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17. True story.

Reddit | BlueSnoopy4

The bottom of this pizza box has a handy hint. It's just too bad that disaster has probably already occurred if someone's in a position to read it.

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18. Is it a treasure map?

Reddit | siggydude

This coffee bag has a map on the inside. It's hard to know what area it shows, but I'm pretty sure I see a Bigfoot in there.

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19. Heheheh.

Reddit | roosking

Is there a more appropriate room number for a mammogram room than 800B, or am I just that immature?

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20. The opposite of travel-sized.

Reddit | Yamaha234

I didn't know that I wanted a giant Monopoly board until I saw this picture of a giant Monopoly board.

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