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« Reply #50 on: 13/11/2008 03:17:09 »
this picture looks like donkey kong runing behind a barrel.  ;D
 

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« Reply #51 on: 13/11/2008 07:34:35 »
What about the face on Jupiter blowing a kiss?



That was good for a chuckle! Nice one Eth!
 

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« Reply #52 on: 13/11/2008 09:17:34 »
Those features are actually on Jupiter. I just added a bit of colour to highlight them.
 

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« Reply #53 on: 13/11/2008 09:45:56 »
the Great Red Teenage Spot I know about - I guess the others were "swhirly white things"? (Official term, of course)
 

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« Reply #54 on: 13/11/2008 09:52:41 »
I guess the others were "swhirly white things"? (Official term, of course)

Or a Cat from Red Dwarf term

Here is the original Jupiter pic:-



OK, maybe I added the nostrils  ;D  but you can clearly see the eyes & mouth.
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« Reply #55 on: 13/11/2008 10:07:14 »
Ah yes, "Swhirly thing alert!"
 

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« Reply #56 on: 31/10/2009 18:35:16 »
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Michael Jackson spotted on a Rover 200?

There is an uncanny resemblance to Billie Jean singer. But then again, it could also be confused with any of the following:

• Generic Eighties rock band frontman
• Jesus
• Noel Fielding
• Alan Rickman in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves 
http://www.autotrader.co.uk/EDITORIAL/CARS/news/AUTOTRADER/CELEBRITYCARS/michael_jackson_spotted_in_a_rover_200.html
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« Reply #57 on: 03/11/2009 08:56:10 »
Here's a funny one too:
Look on google maps with satellite view for this: 32.676139,-117.157786
Gotta love the irony of the US Military ;)
 

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« Reply #58 on: 03/11/2009 09:07:44 »
Vot ist ironic here???
 

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« Reply #59 on: 03/11/2009 14:50:38 »
I've heard a space heater produce "garbled voices"; however, as I understand speech production and recognition, it's was obviously combinations of frequencies approximating vowels formants (in fact, it all sounded like garbled "vowels" and no consonants).

On the subject of recognising of garbled voices ... http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/matt.davis/sine-wave-speech/

[Not pareidolia]
 

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« Reply #60 on: 03/11/2009 16:13:11 »

I'd swear it looks like there is a gargoyle on the back of my dog's bag of food.
 

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« Reply #61 on: 01/12/2009 01:31:14 »
RD, that sine-wave speech is pretty cool.

I believe it is similar to what people with a cochlear implant "hear".
 

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« Reply #62 on: 01/12/2009 01:34:22 »
Jesus I hate ironing ...


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« Reply #63 on: 07/12/2009 05:03:52 »
Well, I do all the time and this phenomenon is called "Pareidolia". It is the ability of the mind to make patterns from random "noise", such as seeing faces in the fronts of cars by the way the headlights and grill are situated. Also, with something like this  :-)  smiley face. This happens not only with visual stimuli, but with sounds too - sometimes you may think that you have heard a voice, but in fact it was the result of a mixture of sounds and/or harmonics that your brain translates as something more recognisable. This ability to "see" patterns in otherwise random structures can be seen as an evolutionary advantage - those that spotted the predator in the jungle (the face in the random noise) were more likely to have survived than those that didn't.

My favourite pareidolia effect can be seen on Google Earth (which I'm assuming that you already have and am therefore not advertising for it). Just put in these coordinates, and tell me what you see!

50° 0'38.20"N 110° 6'48.32"W

Post up your own pareidolia photos and favourites - there are plenty around - just look in your burger bun!

It happens to me on a daily basis - but i never knew there was an atual scientific name for it.

Good post!
 

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« Reply #64 on: 07/12/2009 05:04:36 »
I initially thought i had a form of synesthesia.
 

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« Reply #65 on: 11/01/2010 13:24:56 »
A weird phenomenaan

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Does Russell Brand need any more publicity ?.  :)
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« Reply #66 on: 16/08/2010 16:20:47 »
To me The Philippines looks like the bones of an animal with a big scull.
 

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« Reply #67 on: 16/08/2010 16:22:29 »
There is a silhouette in the east as well as the western borders of the state of Idaho.
 

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« Reply #68 on: 16/08/2010 17:18:15 »
I had Elvis in my glitter tray once or was it Jesus? I'll try and fine the photo I took.

I've done it all my life. I used to sit for hours on the toilet in my Mums house as the floor tiles were strangely patterned and you could find many different faces if you looked at them differently. I heard that babies are predisposed to focus on facial features in order to recognise Mum and safe people. I guess some of us never stop doing it. When the light shines in my bathroom window the sun and shade make Brian Blessed appear. What fun!
 

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« Reply #69 on: 17/08/2010 03:48:54 »
When the light shines in my bathroom window the sun and shade make Brian Blessed appear. What fun!

Probably not as good as his appearance on HIGNFY ...
 :)
 

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« Reply #70 on: 17/08/2010 09:56:09 »
When the light shines in my bathroom window the sun and shade make Brian Blessed appear. What fun!

Probably not as good as his appearance on HIGNFY ...
  :)

I remember laughing so much my stomach ached and I was in tears watching that....  ;D

One of the best of the guests I think, the full Boris was a good one too.
 

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« Reply #71 on: 23/08/2010 10:43:16 »
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« Reply #72 on: 26/12/2010 04:27:55 »
Does this also explain why sometimes when I hear a loud noise and my eyes are closed I see a flash of white light?
 

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« Reply #73 on: 26/12/2010 05:11:59 »
Does this also explain why sometimes when I hear a loud noise and my eyes are closed I see a flash of white light?

That sounds like phosphenes (not pareidolia) ...

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A phosphene is an entoptic phenomenon characterized by the experience of seeing light without light actually entering the eye. Phosphenes are flashes of light, often associated with optic neuritis, induced by movement or sound
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphene

or possibly synesthesia.
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« Reply #74 on: 26/12/2010 22:04:30 »
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