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Word of the Day: Pareidolia

PAREIDOLIA: The phenomenon of seeing faces or figures in nature. For example, I see a fat, nesting chicken in this spectacular lump of ice. The term itself originates from the Greek words “para” (“instead of”) and “eidolon” (“shape”). RELATED WORD: Apophenia: “Seeing patterns in random data”  ( What do you see when you look at […]