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Old 8th December 2008, 08:59 PM   #1
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Pareidolia on the Brain... Literally!

Here's some new paredolia fun:

http://www.9news.com/news/watercoole...5495&catid=337
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Old 8th December 2008, 09:29 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by shayes666 View Post

Anyone ever seen the original photos these images are supposed to look like?
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Old 8th December 2008, 10:29 PM   #3
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Who knew ol' Mary was really a cranial parasite?
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Old 8th December 2008, 10:42 PM   #4
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Her ass is huge.
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Old 9th December 2008, 01:58 AM   #5
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I can see a cauliflower.
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Old 9th December 2008, 03:13 AM   #6
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I see a comical faced, white-bearded demon with big angel wings, wearing a tight-fitting biker jacket and a black tie.
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Old 9th December 2008, 03:17 AM   #7
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The image was subliminally planted in her brain from listening to The Beatles "Let it Be" before the MRI was done.

partial lyrics:
"When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be."

Note:
You don't want to know what the MRI looks like when you turn it over...
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Old 10th December 2008, 07:58 AM   #8
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I was going to mention what I thought I saw, but I'm afraid I may run afoul of rule 9.
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Old 10th December 2008, 08:04 AM   #9
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I see the face of the lion from the Wizard of Oz.
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Old 10th December 2008, 08:21 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Femke View Post
I see the face of the lion from the Wizard of Oz.
so do I!
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Old 11th December 2008, 07:30 AM   #11
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I was going to mention what I thought I saw, but I'm afraid I may run afoul of rule 9.
Well, it looks like I'm in good company.
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Old 11th December 2008, 12:51 PM   #12
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Well, it looks like I'm in good company.
Yea, I am not the only pervert!
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Old 12th December 2008, 01:21 PM   #13
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Phil Plait (the Bad Astronomer) has also remarked on this.
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Old 12th December 2008, 02:04 PM   #14
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Honestly, I don't see what you guys are implying.
It looks nothing like that part of the anatomy.

It does look a lot like the Virgin Mary to me, but perhaps this was because I was prepared to see the Virgin Mary. I actually had something similar happen to me today - my boyfriend was showing me his new shirt, which had the skull-lady in the mirror optical illusion on it. I honestly saw the lady in the mirror more clearly than I did the skull, most likely because I've seen it many times before.
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Old 12th December 2008, 04:50 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Harpyja View Post
Honestly, I don't see what you guys are implying.
It looks nothing like that part of the anatomy.
Hopefully, your boyfriend begs to differ...
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Old 12th December 2008, 04:56 PM   #16
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......I don't see her in there at all........








...does that mean I'm going to hell......?
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Old 12th December 2008, 05:31 PM   #17
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I remember seeing an interesting picture of what looked like a grinning man looking out of a cave or something like that. Anyone in here have that picture? It was on this website.
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Old 13th December 2008, 03:33 AM   #18
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Does this mean hordes of people will be flocking to see inside the woman's head and to pray iin front of her?
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Old 13th December 2008, 03:56 AM   #19
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Latrimore claims her step-daughter first noticed an image of the Virgin Mary in one of the brain images.

The picture gave her divine inspiration of how to pay some of her overwhelming medical bills; she's posting it for sale on eBay.
She's selling her BRAIN on eBay...?

*shrug*...Well, as long as she's not using it...
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Old 13th December 2008, 03:59 AM   #20
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Who knew ol' Mary was really a cranial parasite?
Don't be so negative. She's merely a tumor.
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... Yet another shining example of Floriduh...
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