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The Sciences

Skull flower

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitSeptember 5, 2012 4:00 PM

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This is quite simply one of the best examples of pareidolia - seeing faces or other familiar things in otherwise random patterns - I have ever seen:

skullflower.jpg

How cool is that? The picture was taken by Todd Terwilliger, and I had a bit of a time tracking it down! Anthony Mills sent me a tweet about the picture, but that went to a "Picture of the Day" kind of site. I used reverse Google image search, but that returned dozens of sites and blogs that had used the image without permission or a link to the original (grrrr). I dug a little deeper, and eventually found Todd's page on Flickr. I sent him a note and he kindly gave me permission to use it. So I make this plea: when you use a picture form the 'net, please please please give credit and a link to the original source! It makes life a lot easier for folks like me who like to share fun stuff, and it's the right thing to do.

Credit: Todd Terwilliger, used by permission


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