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05/22/2013 04:04 pm ET

Google Maps Faces: Algorithm Scans Planet Earth To Spot Human-Like Features

The "Man on the Moon" apparently has cousins on Earth.

Combining facial-recognition technology and Google maps, a design studio called Onformative has found a way to spot hills and valleys across the globe that look like human faces. Like the aforementioned lunar lava fields that reminded ancient man of a face, the project is exploring our "tendency to detect meaning in vague visual stimuli," according to the company's website.

Thing is, most of these faces are more Voldemort than human. Check out a few of the faces below to judge for yourself.

7 Google Maps Faces

[h/t Daily Mail]

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