Happy pareidolidays!

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitDec 25, 2010 12:49 AM


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I know some people have Christmas on their mind today, but this is a bit too literal: a brain scan taken at Newcastle University turned up a familiar face nose:

I always pictured him as somewhat bigger. The part of the brain they were imaging? The hippocampus. Eh, close enough. Happy holidays to all, and to all a clear night! Tip o' the stirring creature to BABloggee Michael Lonergan

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