Thursday, April 06, 2006

The law of large numbers: the iPod face on the map

This Google Map is centered on an unpopulated region between Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon. Zoom in. Keep Zooming in. Eventually you will see an apparent human face, seemingly wearing an iPod (it's a road).

CultOfMac referenced this image, they didn't say who made the initial discovery. I'd like to know the backstory.

There are several laws of large numbers here. Look long enough at the earth, and your brain will make some odd patterns appear. Also that there are now a lot of eyeballs strolling the planet. They're finding interesting things ....

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