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A recent post [strangemaps.woredpress.com] at the excellent Strange Maps blog documents the meaning of the term cartocacoethes: the compulsion to see maps everywhere.

From a cloud that looks like Britain, over battered meat shaped as Africa, to a water puddle resembling Australia, the post has some excellent examples where physical coincidence meets our natural ability for visual pattern matching.

Are there any accidental graphs out there? If so, please suggest them here!

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4 COMMENTS

Pareidolia here we go! I have a strong problem with this, seeing maps, faces in random places isn't that funny.

PS: glad youre back.

Thu 08 Jan 2009 at 8:24 PM

Concerning accidental graphs: What about all the fractals found in nature and their connection to (like B. Mandelbrot, 2006, suggested) the movement in markets, traffic and so on?

Mon 12 Jan 2009 at 2:09 PM

I am amazed with it. It is a good thing for my research. Thanks

Thu 15 Jan 2009 at 2:06 PM

australia consisting of water? oh the irony!

Fri 16 Jan 2009 at 6:55 AM
avraamov
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