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  1. John, thanks for teaching me a new word — I learn something new every day! Definitions of pareidolia on the Web:

    * Pareidolia is the perception of seeing a distinct image in a collection of formless matter. An example would be seeing faces or shapes in a cloud.

    * The term pareidolia , referenced in 1994 by Steven Goldstein, describes a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an …

    * The tendency to interpret a vague stimulus as something known to the viewer; such as interpreting marks on Mars as canals or seeing shapes in clouds

  2. That robot is a beautiful, old welding machine (SMAW or “stick-welder”). You’d best not to cross it least it weld your car doors shut…

  3. It sounds like a word, it looks like a word, it’s in Wikipedia. It’s not actually a word though.

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