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  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    02/26/2016 4:42:55 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 59 replies
    Put on a happy face, it's Silliness time ********** ********** ********** ********** ********** ********** ********** ********** ********** ********** ********** **********
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Find the Man in the Moon

    02/01/2016 8:28:44 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    NASA ^ | February 01, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Have you ever seen the Man on the Moon? This common question plays on the ability of humans to see pareidolia -- imagining familiar icons where they don't actually exist. The textured surface of Earth's full Moon is home to numerous identifications of iconic objects, not only in modern western culture but in world folklore throughout history. Examples, typically dependent on the Moon's perceived orientation, include the Woman in the Moon and the Rabbit in the Moon. One facial outline commonly identified as the Man in the Moon starts by imagining the two dark circular areas -- lunar maria...
  • Is this the hand of God? Incredible cloud formation above Portugal looks like a fist from Heaven

    01/31/2016 5:43:26 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 January 2016 | Jennifer Newton for MailOnline
    An incredible cloud formation which appeared over the skies of Portugal has been dubbed the 'hand of God'. The cloud took the form of a fist from Heaven with a hand holding a fireball as it dominated the skyline across the island of Madeira on Monday. And weather blogger Rogerio Pacheco, 32, could not believe his luck when he looked up at the clouds while commuters made their way to work in the morning rush hour...
  • "SHROUD (of Turin) A NEW ASTONISHING PHENOMENON DISCOVERED IN THIS FIND"

    01/04/2016 2:20:34 PM PST · by overdog2 · 35 replies
    youtube ^ | Jun 28, 2015 | spacereinstitute
    This video answers many of the questions posted here regarding the Shroud of Turin. Note: it supports the connection to the Sudarium of Oviedo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCtDqCuhWNM&feature=youtu.be "SHROUD A NEW ASTONISHING PHENOMENON DISCOVERED IN THIS FIND" Published on Jun 28, 2015 Photogrammetric restitution on the Shroud of Turin has revealed a previously unknown phenomenon that opens up new horizons for science. The strength of this discovery is stressed by the fact that the geometrical data used for restitution can be verified with tools that are accessible to everyone.
  • NASA’s Curiosity rover takes photo of woman-like figure on Mars

    08/10/2015 8:34:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    WGNO ^ | 4:50 PM, August 10, 2015,
    UFO Sightings Daily has brought attention to the picture, saying that the shape “looks like a woman partly cloaked.”
  • Probe images 'smiley face' crater (Mars Express Probe photo)

    04/12/2006 4:57:46 PM PDT · by Cagey · 25 replies · 1,212+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-12-06
    Images taken by Europe's Mars Express spacecraft show a crater on the Red Planet that looks like a "happy face". Crater Galle contains parallel gullies on its southern rim, a possible sign of liquid water running on Mars' surface. Its interior has also been shaped by the action of wind and shows signs of "dust devil" tracks, which have removed the bright surface coating of dust. A US space agency (Nasa) orbiter has also sent back its first colour image after arriving at Mars on 11 March. The "face" in the European images was first pointed out in photos taken...
  • Hovering happy face smiles down on us from space

    02/10/2015 11:50:21 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 13:47 10 February 2015 | by Jacob Aron
    (Image: NASA & ESA) This smiley face hovering in space looks like it was beamed into the heavens by a celestial keyboard. Captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, it was in fact created by a quirk of general relativity known as gravitational lensing. The glowing eyes are bright galaxies that are part of a galaxy cluster known as SDSS J1038+4849. The massive structure warps space-time, bending light like a lens to create a stretched image of distant galaxies, called an Einstein ring. The well-positioned circular shape creates the outline of the face and the wry grin. The happy face was...
  • The Mars Happy Face

    04/10/2006 11:55:30 AM PDT · by nuke rocketeer · 15 replies · 615+ views
    Space.com ^ | 4/10/06 | Robert Roy Britt
    http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/060410_happy_face.html
  • Mars photo: Ancient petroglyph of human found on rock by Curiosity rover (Video)

    10/19/2014 6:17:38 AM PDT · by shove_it · 89 replies
    Examiner ^ | 18 Oct 2019 | Norman Byrd
    And still the strange and intriguing sightings in photos taken by the Mars Curiosity rover keep coming: This time with the image of what looks like a humanoid figure bracketed by three bold, indented parallel lines. UFO Sightings Hotspot reported Oct. 17 that the NASA's Curiosity rover had inadvertently spied a petroglyph -- or rock engraving -- among the rust-colored stones on the Red Planet. The website noted that what looks like an etching in stone, little more than a stylized stick figure, is nearly identical to hundreds of petroglyphs engraved in columns, slabs, and rocks all over planet...
  • 'Tomatoes are Christian,' Egyptian Salafi group warns

    08/31/2013 9:31:02 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 76 replies
    A Salafi group called the "Popular Egyptian Islamic Association" has warned Muslims against eating tomatoes on the grounds that the fruit is a "Christian food," NowLebanon.com has reported. The group based its claim on the fact that a shape resembling a cross is revealed when one cuts a tomato in half. The association published the warning on its Facebook page with a photo of a tomato cut in half, revealing a cross-shaped interior. A message posted on the page read, "Eating tomatoes is forbidden because they are Christian. [The tomato] praises the cross instead of Allah and says that Allah...
  • Artist Believes He's Found Secret Code in the Mona Lisa

    12/09/2011 2:33:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    News5 ^ | 12/9/2012
    A New York artist believes he's "cracked the code" of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" painting. Ron Piccirillo stated on his blog that the painting is an optical illusion with one painting hidden within another. He refers to a "secret that has been hiding for five hundred years" as he claims to have found a lion's head, an ape head and a buffalo head in the painting while turning it around. "I had first Googled this, but could not find anything on it," he stated. "How could something like this have gone unnoticed for five hundred years?" The key to...
  • 'Face of Gandhi' Found On Google Mars

    06/15/2011 2:26:18 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Space.com ^ | 6/13/11 | Natalie Wolchover
    , A Martian surface feature, as seen on the Google Mars database, that one man says looks like the profile of Mahatma Gandhi. CREDIT: Matteo Ianneo/ESA/Google Maps/Before It's News View full size image Now that Google Mars, a new online map pieced together from satellite images of the Red Planet, is up and running, space enthusiasts the world over are finding interesting objects on the Martian surface. The latest is a face found by an Italian named Matteo Ianneo, who has also claimed to have found vegetation, entrances to underground tunnels and city ruins on Mars in the past few...
  • Cross appears in the sky during prayer service.....

    08/23/2010 12:43:03 PM PDT · by TaraP · 50 replies · 2+ views
    Moscow, August 23, Interfax - Cross made of clouds appeared for several minutes in the sky above the Lubyanka Square in Moscow during a prayer service to the Solovki new martyrs last Sunday. "It was seen by all the people, who attended the Solovki Candle action on the eve of the Solovki new martyrs and confessors commemoration day and numerous police officers who guarded Lubyanka Square," action organizer Pavel Illarionov told Interfax-Religion on Monday. He reminded that the goal of the prayerful meeting was to obtain permission of Moscow and Russian authorities on setting up a commemorative cross near the...
  • Holy Virgin appears in Colombian thunder storm

    07/02/2010 3:20:01 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 55 replies · 4+ views
    Columbia Reports ^ | July 1, 2010 | Pandora Pugsley
    The Holy Virgin risked over-exposure this week after Our Lady of Mount Carmel popped out yet again to the delight of Colombian villagers. The seemingly ubiquitous deity's image was spotted on a wall at a cross-roads by a young boy in Cumural, central Colombia. "It's true!" said one over-excited neighbour, who personally saw a picture of the Virgin, sporting a crown, robe and scapular and cradling baby Jesus in her arms. Among theories circulating as to how Our Lady got there, the favourite appeared to be that she was "beamed from the heavens" following a thunder storm. It wasn't long...
  • Woman sees Christ's face on burned wall

    03/06/2007 8:52:09 AM PST · by siunevada · 11 replies · 363+ views
    The Union ^ | March 6, 2007 | Soumitro Sen
    When Christine York's house in Brown's Valley burned down in an electrical fire on Feb. 19, she thought God had given her more ordeals than she could bear. On Friday, she changed her mind. On a stretch of burned wallpaper inside her house, York noticed what she thought looked like an image of the face of Jesus Christ. "I thought I was going crazy," York said. "I called the guys who were helping me clean up, and they were completely blown away by the image." To 63-year-old York - a German Catholic - the soot-stained wallpaper is a sign God's...
  • Phenomenon to some, miracle to others - Virgin Mary image draws throngs

    02/24/2007 6:30:50 PM PST · by Between the Lines · 46 replies · 961+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 23, 2007
    Metal baking sheet at an elementary school yields apparent likeness on Ash Wednesday They kneeled. They cried. They asked for healing. Before them, on an altar of roses and prayer candles, was a metal baking sheet, stained with what hundreds of Houston Catholics now believe is an image of the Virgin Mary. Guadalupe Rodriguez, a Pugh Elementary School cafeteria worker, discovered the possible miracle on Ash Wednesday, while scrubbing away the last crumbs from the pizza lunch. By Friday, a steady stream of people were filing through the southeast Houston front yard of Sylvia Calderon, a PTA member who took...