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1974 Evel Knievel Ben Cooper Halloween Mask on Mars

Of course! After all these years! Why hadn’t I noticed the resemblance before St. Patrick’s Day 2008? Coincidence? I think not!
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As part of the coverup, I will reveal that, up close, the real “1974 Evel Knievel Ben Cooper Halloween Mask on Mars” was designed to look more like the melting face from Indiana Jones. The artistic detail made possible by Martian terraforming technology is just mind blowing. The image to the left below is a detailed photo of the Mars face taken at higher resolution (click for a slightly bigger version). The image on the right is an ex-badguy from Raiders.

Then there is the recent “Female Fighter Magic User Thief D&D Miniature Driving Low Rider on Mars” revelation (the object is only about 2 inches tall and a couple yards from the camera):

Ah, the brain. So wonderful, so pattern seeking, so easily fooled. Indeed, it can be fooled even if we KNOW we are looking at an illusion. For example, the two table tops below have exactly the same shape. If you don’t believe me, get some tracing paper out and demonstrate it to yourself. However, even after knowing they are the same shape, you brain will probably never actually be able to see them as equal.

2 Responses to “1974 Evel Knievel Ben Cooper Halloween Mask on Mars”

  1. Odd how the human brain works. It tends to see shapes of things and assign familiar meanings to them. Some of it seems to be hardwired too. For instance, show a newborn baby a picture of a frying pan with two eggs and a strip of bacon in the shape of a face, and it will respond to it as if it were a face. No response to some other distribution of the shapes. Weird, huh?

  2. Definitely weird. Good stuff, though. The brain can be easily fooled, even when we know we are looking at an illusion. I’ll add a little more discussion along these lines above…