People love looking for Easter eggs in movies and television, and even in the books we read – little nods to a world outside of the world we’re immersed in, things that make us feel special, or closer to the creator, or maybe both.

Did you know they exist in real life too, though – like, in the merchandising, but also in the everyday world that we look at, but might not truly see, every single day.

Here are 11 things you might have seen, but still missed, floating around out there in the world.

11. Sometimes you have to make a statement.

And hope the people who love your brand will cheer.

Patagonia knows whats up from IRLEasterEggs

10. In Futurama world, it’s 30th Century Fox.

I never looked that hard at the boxes!

The futurama boxes have 30th century fox from IRLEasterEggs

9. When you’re staring down in defeat and reflection…

And are rewarded for your despondency.

4 in one from IRLEasterEggs

8. I could not love this more if I tried.

Someone is boss with the metal work.

The new subway cars in Stockholm have some interesting ventilation covers from europe

7. Human beings have changed very little.

Bless thier hearts.

Found on a pathway in Pompeii from IRLEasterEggs

6. How many people out there would get this?

And yet, someone put it there anyway.

The footrest in this Jeep says “Sand Snow Rivers Rocks” in morse code. from mildlyinteresting

5. Why not have a little fun?

The princess is in another castle.

Just discovered our test shipping labels at work have a little Mario hidden in them. from IRLEasterEggs

4. Some people are just so clever.

And have time on their hands to amuse the rest of us.

Walking past a local garden in my neighborhood, I noticed they labeled the power line along with all the other plants from mildlyinteresting

3. Excellent design and marketing.

Everyone loves to find a chocolate Easter egg, especially.

Cadburys snuck their trademark ‘C’ in the middle of their Roses’ rose from IRLEasterEggs

2. You just have to wait for it.

You won’t be sorry you idled away the hours.

Thats sooo coool! from IRLEasterEggs

1. It’s the wrong color.

But still, A+ effort and entertainment.

This pole I found from IRLEasterEggs

 

I think I would have missed all of these had they not been point out!

Have you seen something like this out in the wild? If so, share the details with us in the comments.