Weekend Links: Seeing Faces in Strange Places

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Eva-Lotta Lamm via Flickr

Pareidolia is the psychological phenomenon that allows people to see faces or figures in random objects, like buildings, bowling balls, and bird droppings. It’s such a common occurrence that the Faces in Places Flickr group alone has over 20,000 submissions.

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Nothing can ruin the finer things in life faster than an overzealous fan base. Ruined By Its Fans? attempts to quantify how much damage Apple customers, coffee addicts, yoga evangelists, etc. have done to the things they love—looks like bicycling and Monty Python have taken the hardest hits.

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Instagram user @Peejet either spends a lot of time being photographed with the hottest figures in hip-hop, or he’s just handy with Photoshop.

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Will Smith and family have saved all of humanity in at least a dozen movies so far.

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New York City’s Grand Central Terminal is celebrating its 100th anniversary with an exhibit displaying objects retrieved from the Lost and Found by one family’s four generations of train conductors, including a discarded engagement ring and a spoiled 13-year-old’s travel diary.

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Someone got very, very lucky on Wheel of Fortune and walked home with the improbable million-dollar prize.

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It’s hard to make a good cup of tea using water from the microwave.

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With a little stop-motion magic, anyone can ride a flying broomstick in real life.

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June 9, 2013 - 10:00am
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