How Pareidolia Makes the Human Brain Act Like Facial Recognition Software to See Faces in Objects

Tom Blank of Weird History explains the phenomenon behind Pareidolia, noting how the human brain acts like facial recognition software to form a recognizable pattern amongst the chaos within sight. In a way, the whole thing is a byproduct of the brain’s ability to identify a face based on minimal details. It’s kind of acting like facial recognition…

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Quirky Modern Purses Created to Hold Specific Foods

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nik Bentel (@nikbentel) New York City designer Nik Bentel creates wonderfully quirky, ultra-modern personal and home accessories, such as furniture, clothing, purses, homewares, and toys, including two unique handbags that are truly utilitarian. One carries a single slice of NYC pizza (or anything triangular in shape)…

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The Uniquely Buoyant Biology of the Cuttlefish

Stephanie Sammann of Real Science examined the unique biology of the cuttlefish, noting its mesmerizing strobing bioluminescence, remarkable intelligence, and singular buoyancy. A major component of getting around the ocean is having some kind of buoyancy system … cuttlefish have an utterly unique buoyancy mechanism – the cuddle bone. …cuttlebone has high porosity and high permeability,…meaning it can…

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