Grow a paireidolia

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Nov. 1 2011 10:00 AM

Grow a paireidolia

I believe without reservation that this may be the greatest instance of pareidolia of all time: an ultrasound of a man experiencing epididymo-orchitis, or pain and swelling of a testicle:

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Having suffered through a similar (if less traumatic) version of this, may I add that the expression on the man's, um, "face" is exquisitely accurate.

Tip o' the codpiece to my Hive Overmind co-blogger Ed Yong on Google+. Original image: Elsevier, Inc.

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!