My word of the day is pareidolia.

turtlecloudThis is the phenomenon where people can find meaning in even the most random stimuli. When you look at a cloud and see a cloud that looks like a turtle, or play Black Sabbath backwards and hear Ozzy saying, "I think that any good investment strategy should include a mix of stable commodities and higher-risk ventures, such as overseas technology."

Pareidolia is probably the root of every "paranormal" "evidence" ever collected. It's probably the basis of every major religion. It's certainly the rock-solid foundation of numerology.

I love pareidolia, and it makes happy chair very happy.


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