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What the duck is that ?
« on: 01/06/2006 13:17:56 »
" Alien Appears in Duck X-Ray?





May 30, 2006—As if bird flu fears weren't enough to make ordinary waterfowl suddenly seem creepy, now there's this:
 an x-ray of a duck with what looks like an alien hiding in its gut.

Workers at the International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) in Fairfield, California, took the x-ray May 21 while treating a mallard duck that had been found with a broken wing.

The scientists—not likely prone to feats of imaginative fancy—were surprised by what they saw: a head snarling at them from within the bird's gizzard (see lower right of photo).

"We're a 35-year-old organization, and we've seen a lot of things—bullets, fish hooks—but this is the first time anything like this has shown up," IBRRC executive director Jay Holcomb told the San Francisco Chronicle.

The center's experts say there's no telling for sure what created the eerie image. Holcomb said he suspects it was caused by grains of food in the duck's digestive system.

This explanation, rather than a bird-borne alien invasion, seemed more likely when the duck died from its injuries soon after the x-ray was taken. An autopsy revealed grain in the bird's belly and little else.

But the duck didn't die in vain: IBRRC has put its curious x-ray up for auction on eBay, with all proceeds benefiting the center's bird-rehabilitation program.

"The poor duck died, but maybe this will help other animals," Holcomb said.

—Blake de Pastino "

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/05/060530-duck-alien.html

 

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Re: What the duck is that ?
« Reply #1 on: 01/06/2006 13:27:29 »
Wow !!

If someone had been shrewd, they could have said it was the image of Mary or Jesus or something and sold that duck, or just it's tummy, on Ebay for a million squid !!

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Re: What the duck is that ?
« Reply #2 on: 01/06/2006 13:54:45 »
quote:
Originally posted by neilep

Wow !!

If someone had been shrewd, they could have said it was the image of Mary or Jesus or something and sold that duck, or just it's tummy, on Ebay for a million squid !!

Men are the same as women, just inside out !


"  Seeing Religious Faces Everywhere

Sometimes it seems that every other week, someone is claiming to see images of religious figures
(Mary and Jesus are the most common) on walls, in windows, or in their breakfast. What prompts these visions? Why would Jesus or Mary wish to make an appearance on someone's toast some morning?
Joe Nickell writes in the November-December, 2004 issue of the Skeptical Inquirer:

This tendency is known as pareidolia, a neurological/psychological phenomenon by which the brain interprets vague images as specific ones. These are known as simulacra (DeAngelis 1999; Novella 2001). Often the discerned image is a face because--as Carl Sagan (1995, 47) explained, “As soon as the infant can see, it recognizes faces, and we now know that this skill is hardwired to our brains.”
So, seeing faces — and especially faces we recognize — is simply hardwired into our brains. This shouldn’t be surprising to anyone. Indeed, if anything is surprising it’s the fact that we don’t see more reports of people seeing faces and figures in their food or on random walls . "
http://atheism.about.com/b/a/240331.htm

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« Reply #3 on: 01/06/2006 15:12:30 »
Robert freaks me out with the information he provides that is so concise.

Thank you Robert

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« Reply #4 on: 02/06/2006 09:45:30 »
I thought I saw a vision of Victoria Beckham in a tin. Then I realised it was just a stray piece of Heinz spaghetti.

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Re: What the duck is that ?
« Reply #5 on: 02/06/2006 12:05:55 »
That was not posh!

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