Photo: New Face on Mars!

This image was discovered by Italian Mars enthusiast Matteo Lanneo via the Google Mars site.  Lanneo sees a resemblance between this profile and Indian civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi.  We don’t see that.   But it definitely resembles a bald man seen in profile.  A little chubbier than Gandhi though.  Our pal on Twitter @insideniagara said:

Looks like Oliver Hardy without his bowler hat. #;)

Gotta love that!  And for more such witticisms why don’t you follow Inside Niagara here.

As with all such photos,  skeptics immediately claimed it was an example of  “pareidolia”.   A phenomena which Wikipedia describes as “s a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. ”  In other words,  it isn’t a face.  It just looks like one.

Perhaps.  But where’s the fun in that?  And where’s the Oliver Hardy references?  Truth:  Skeptics are not fun.

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