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Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
16 years ago5,772 views

Not that God ever get board, but do you suppose one day he was like "Hmmm I think I'll make a sculpture"


Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

The ability to see faces in inanimate objects is known as "pareidolia".

In related news, a sad alarm clock has been seen on Wikipedia:

ranon [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

Looks like a man made thing. It's in Montana and there even seems to be a road leading up to it.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

You mean Native American ?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Exactly! Digg says Indian, but yours may be the correct English word.

Amit Petal [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

It's in Alberta not Montana.
Alberta is in Canada, not the US.
The politically correct term is "First Nations" not "Native Americans".

And last but not least:
This is the face of the person the "Indian" is chasing:,-110.142961&ie=UTF8&z=15&ll=50.018274,-110.142961&spn=0.020378,0.054245&t=k&om=1&iwloc=addr

P.S – how is this related to Google? Simple. It's not about the facts; it’s about the links.... ;-)

Dean [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #


Isn't the Canadian politically correct term "First Peoples" (rather than First Nations)?

I agree, people seriously overglorify Google, it's becoming my pet peeve. I see all the time "XYZ" found on Google Maps or Google Earth. Unless it's some image artifact or overlay issue only found in Google Maps or Earth, it's not really from Google! I mean, Google's image data comes from Navteq, which comes from the earth. So the correct headline would be something like "Face found in Alberta". Think about it, if I forward this article to a friend, would I label the email "Face on Google Blogoscoped"?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

"Face found in Alberta"? Hmmmmmm.... :)

Amit Patel [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #


First Nations

As for everything else – couldn't have said it better....

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

The strange thing is – it's right outside a city named Medicine Hat... I have many relatives there, and I remember the origins of the name... here's more from wikipedia:

The name "Medicine Hat" is the English translation of 'Saamis' (SA-AH-UMP-SIN)- the Blackfoot word for the eagle tail feather headress worn by medicine men – or 'Medicine Hat'. This particular 'Medicine Hat' finds its origins from Aboriginal legends about a battle long ago between the Blackfoot and the Cree Indian tribes in which a retreating "Medicine Man" lost his headdress in the South Saskatchewan River.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

"Exactly! Digg says Indian, but yours may be the correct English word."

Eh, Wouldn't expect anything less from Digg ;)

Chris [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

For something similar in the UK try this:

A town plan forms a perfect skull, a Roman road forms the front of the figure and a railway track forms the rear. All perfectly formed and in proportion – with things like the town of St Neots on the knee!


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