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What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Sun Serpent
Status: Pareidolia
image reports that the Loch Ness Monster has been spotted... on the sun. Check out this picture taken by astrophotographer Gary Palmer of Los Angeles. It does look kind of like a serpent, and by the standards of proof applied to blurry images of Loch Ness, that means it must be a sun serpent! (Apparently the dark shapes are really solar filaments, "relatively cool, dense gas suspended above the surface of the Sun.") (via The Anomalist)
Categories: Cryptozoology, Pareidolia, Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Thu Apr 20, 2006
Comments (3)
It's expensive enough traveling to Scotland to see Nessie, I don't think I can afford a trip to the sun.
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Fri Apr 21, 2006  at  11:09 AM
Posted by Blood For Nothing  in  Somewhere in the Arctic  on  Sat Apr 22, 2006  at  09:32 AM
Well, I looked up PAREADOLIA on Google, and lo and behold, found 2 hits.

BUT WAIT, there's more:

Google had this little line above the two hits, that said:

Did you mean: PAREIDOLIA

WHOA!!! NOW we get some results, including this one:

Basically, it's a random pattern that our brains interpret as a meaningful picture, such as animals or other objects in clouds!

My question is, where did you look it up at?

Anyway, it turns out that a simple misspelling had you all in knots, shouting in your capital letters.
Posted by learn to search properly  in  Missouri  on  Sun Apr 23, 2006  at  01:01 AM
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