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Caitriona writes:

Here’s a chunk of wandering asphalt that looks like Ireland to add to your collection. 

Unspecified Things That Look Like Ireland to Broadsheet@broadsheet.ie.

Related: The Broadsheet Book Of Unspecified Things That Look Like Ireland (Aidan Coughlan, New Island, €5)

A promo for VICELAND’s 2018 Weed Week predicated on pareidolia – the mind’s propensity to see patterns where none exist – in this case, faces in inanimate objects.

Yes, we see them too,


Chineskikan in the city of Chichibu, two hours outside Tokyo, is a museum dedicated to naturally eroded rocks that look like human faces – a institution wherein Yoshiko Hayama continues the tradition of jinmenseki with a collection of 1700 arguably face-like rocks handed down by her father.