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Pareidolia Roundup

Happy Easter, aka Zombie Jesus Day! I hope all our readers are eating their full of chocolate bunny brains. In the meantime, have some links.

Elephant face on Mars.

The strangest things show up in testicles these days.

From the "what will they think of next?" department: Turtles that look like Mitch McConnell.

Demon behind the sofa! It's definitely a creepy picture once you see the face, but possibly doctored.

Potato chips are common sources of pareidolia, and people find the strangest things in them.

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April 08, 2012 @ 6:34 AM PDT by Wesley

Pareidolia Roundup

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.

More pareidolia: Garfield popcorn, angry lunar rock, and baby Venom. I can't decide whether that last one is awesome or horrifying.

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.

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March 29, 2012 @ 6:39 AM PDT by Wesley

Pareidolia Roundup

Recently, I've stumbled across a couple of amusing non-religious pareidolia roundups. I think this one is my favorite.

Another one for the "pareidolia or pareidolia?" file.

FedEx pareidolia.

A woman named Maya Erdelyi is raising money on Kickstart for a cool looking animated film about pareidolia, albeit in a bit of an artsy-fartsy way. Still, she does send gifts to donors of $5 or more.

Looking for more regular doses of pareidolia? There's a pareidolia twitter feed as well as a reddit tab.

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October 23, 2011 @ 5:33 AM PDT by Wesley

Pareidolia Roundup

Last week, some Catholics in Poland were convinced that a piece of Jesus's heart appeared in a cracker. Apparently this brown spot was identified by two doctors as heart tissue, which makes one wonder about Jesus's anatomy if tiny bits of heart can just appear in his flesh like that. Hat tip: Ed Brayton.

I somehow managed to stumble across two odd articles asking whether certain "sightings" were paranormal or just pareidolia. Which strikes me as a weird way of asking "is this pareidolia... or is it pareidolia?"

A spooky face appeared in Canadian clouds. If it's god, then he has big ears. Update: There's a pretty cool movie of this cloud formation.

Speaking of cloud images.

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October 09, 2011 @ 3:06 PM PDT by Wesley

Pareidolia Roundup

It's been a while since I did one of these. Enjoy!

Darth Vader tree wants you to come to the Dark Side.

Dr. Deb and some other people think pareidolia is an illusion. Blasphemy!

Amusing pareidolia comic. There's also an equally funny bonus panel.

The sexiest foods you've ever seen. (possibly NSFW) Another website has a discussion of Jesus's five favorite foods to appear on. If that's not enough, here's some more food pareidolia.

Some of these are really cool. Like this one.

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December 20, 2010 @ 11:38 AM PST by Wesley

Pareidolia Roundup

My bookmarks have been piling up, so here are some links.

Satan appears on a bathroom tile, which Orac calls the “lamest pareidolia ever.” There was also a Fark thread.

The Spastic Sarcastic shares some Jesus pareidolia insights. His conclusions include: “Jesus isn’t very happy” and “Jesus is horribly disfigured.”

There’s actually a toaster designed to put Jesus images on your bread. The Toilet Paper discusses this as well.

Incredible phenomenon: Mary appears on a computer screen.

Interesting pictures of natural pareidolia.

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October 10, 2010 @ 7:48 AM PDT by Wesley

Pareidolia Roundup

For any UK readers: the parody play Messiah on the Frigidaire will be performing in Hertford, England from September 24 to October 2. I have not seen it myself, but it looks highly entertaining.

More parody: A Toilet Full of Jesus.

An amusing comic on the origins of religious pareidolia. An even better one from a couple of years ago. Be sure to hover over the red circle right below each comic.

Jesus is everywhere! The comments have a couple of good pictures, too. I like this one.

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September 08, 2010 @ 9:05 AM PDT by Wesley

Pareidolia Roundup

There’s been some more non-Jesus pareidolia in the news. An angel appeared in some clouds, and Buddha appeared in the sky over China.

Dear God, sorry I ate you. Isn’t it a sin to eat divine messages?

Pareidolia isn’t just for faces, v2.

One of my favorite instances of pareidolia.

Reader Glen Morris sent in this picture of a strange alien creature that has infested his office’s door.

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August 27, 2010 @ 10:31 AM PDT by Wesley

Pareidolia Roundup

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A few days ago, an apparition of Jesus was sighted in a Nigerian church, and it attracted thousands of visitors. I couldn’t find any actual picture, so the story didn’t make the STTLJ database. More coverage here.

Phil Plait reveals a piece of secular pareidolia. Pareidolia is something Plait has discussed before.

There’s a new MetaFilter post about pareidolia with a bunch of interesting links (including STTLJ!).

This is amazing. Who is the pareidolia champion, Jesus or Michael Jackson? The answer should be obvious.

Pareidolia doesn’t have to be of a face.

I really hope that this is a satirical question. For his sake.

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August 11, 2010 @ 1:19 PM PDT by Wesley

Pareidolia Roundup

To see past roundups, click the "Blog" link on the right side of the website.

Friend of STLLJ Plum told me about Henry Poole Is Here, a movie about an incident of religious pareidolia. However, unlike the parody plays mentioned in the last roundup, this one takes itself very seriously. I think this review title demonstrates the attitude of this movie: "Faith and love triumph over skepticism and hopelessness." The movie's existence may be notable, but it does not seem worth watching.

A quick guide on how to tell a human from pareidolia.

Julie from That’s Just Weird also weighs in on how to find Jesus pareidolia.

To add insult to injury, someone made a Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense and pareidolia is on it (#112). I am offended! Though he makes up for it with the Homeopathy element; pay close attention to the "woo" numbers.

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July 29, 2010 @ 12:41 PM PDT by Wesley