Jesus isn’t the only one who occasionally makes an appearance in, erm, alternative media. David Fairhurst, a physicist at Nottingham Trent University in the UK, explains the discovery:
The ugly-looking globular mound is a droplet of polymer solution, the kind of substance you might find in the ink cartridges of your printer. As the solution began to dry, Fairhurst noticed a number of small “spherulites” begin to crystallise on the droplet surface revealing what appears to be a tiny human face.
“I noticed it immediately and showed it to the other guys – we had a really good laugh about it,” Fairhurst told physicsworld.com.
Fairhurst adds that, after scientific analysis, it might not be the King of Pop after all:
I ran the image through an online face-recognition programme and the names that came out included: Rachel Carson, the American environmentalist; Marlene Dietrich the German-born actress; and (tenuously) Iggy Pop.
Well sure. The resemblance is … um …
clicking embiggens :)