Earlier this year, a piece of dried glue that looks like Homer Simpson sold for... 152,000 pounds??? That's something like $240,000. I think Mary is now a little pissed off that she was so undervalued!
Additionally, a George Washington chicken nugget was sold for $8,100. That money apparently went to charity, which makes it seem a little less obscene.
Someone who is awesome decided to check whether facial recognition software is also susceptible to pareidolia. The answer: yes! Though the computer will sometimes register different things as the eyes or mouth and miss others that a human would consider obvious.