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   Undertoad  Saturday Dec 9 01:17 PM

December 9, 2006: Young man of the mountain



Spluch finds and translates this item from the Chinese Xinhua:

"This rock formation which resembles a human face (when viewed from the side) can be found at Shiquan town in Shanxi province, China. It was formed after the construction of the mountain road was completed. This creation is purely accidental."

Now, this entry is less interesting to those of you who never saw or never heard of New Hampshire's rock formation which became its unofficial symbol, before it came crashing down in 2003: The Old Man of the Mountains.

And as a long-time skeptic I know that the faces are simply our minds making sense of patterns. This is what we do. But I can't resist thinking, well, the Old Man can't be held back; knock him down in one part of the earth and his younger version pops out in another place.



lumberjim  Saturday Dec 9 01:21 PM

the chinese man of the mountain looks decidedly anglo. and a good bit tougher than the new england one. although, the new england one looks a good bit like the patriot on their football helmet.



Bromskloss  Saturday Dec 9 03:06 PM


No, I promise, it's purely accidental! ;-)



King  Saturday Dec 9 08:08 PM

He looks a bit Roman to me. It really is amazing how people can recognize a human face in almost anything.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Dec 9 09:04 PM

He also looks annoyed. Maybe because they stuck a stinky road right under his nose..... or having to move half way around the world, when he still had 6,000 years on his lease.



Elspode  Sunday Dec 10 02:15 PM

And if you look at this formation from any other angle, it doesn't look like anything, I'll bet.



SPUCK  Monday Dec 11 01:30 AM

A few blocks from here.

I saw this um... Guy? (Dog?) (Dogguy?)




ajaccio  Monday Dec 11 08:37 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by King
...It really is amazing how people can recognize a human face in almost anything.
Like what astronomers see in the Witch Head Nebula?

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap061211.html


glatt  Monday Dec 11 10:11 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajaccio
Like what astronomers see in the Witch Head Nebula?

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap061211.html
Ooh. Good one.


Shawnee123  Monday Dec 11 10:33 AM

I didn't know the Old Man of the Mountain was gone. I saw that on my honeymoon back in 1991.



King  Monday Dec 11 12:45 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajaccio
Like what astronomers see in the Witch Head Nebula?

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap061211.html
Yeah, that's the kind of thing I meant. This is another one:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Face_on_mars

As far as I'm aware, this ability is an evolutionary thing; developed so that we can recognise our carers when we're babies, or at least something along those lines.


wolf  Monday Dec 11 01:57 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPUCK
A few blocks from here.

I saw this um... Guy? (Dog?) (Dogguy?)

Looks like a dolphin.


xoxoxoBruce  Monday Dec 11 04:21 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajaccio
Like what astronomers see in the Witch Head Nebula?

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap061211.html
Looks like Abe Lincoln, to me.


Elspode  Monday Dec 11 06:58 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf
Looks like a dolphin.
Nah, that's a shark...


morethanpretty  Monday Dec 11 08:22 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode
Nah, that's a shark...
I know this ain't the friday animal img...but would still like all of yall to know that grilled shark is delicious.


Shawnee123  Monday Dec 11 08:34 PM

Does it taste like chicken?

Seriously though, what would you liken it to? I've never had shark.



SPUCK  Tuesday Dec 12 03:31 AM

Damn! Beat me to it..



rkzenrage  Tuesday Dec 12 06:12 AM

There was one in the Kern Valley.



morethanpretty  Tuesday Dec 12 11:36 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123
Does it taste like chicken?

Seriously though, what would you liken it to? I've never had shark.
To tell the truth I haven't had it in awhile I just remember that it was one of the few types of fish that I actually liked. And remember that I loved it...I just don't really remember what it tasted like, sorry.


Spacecow  Wednesday Dec 13 01:49 PM

As a New Hampshire resident, I'm impressed by how similar this looks to the former Old Man.



Happy Monkey  Wednesday Dec 13 01:59 PM

Oh, you just think all rock faces look alike.

racist.



Flint  Wednesday Dec 13 02:01 PM

reeeowr



Sundae  Wednesday Dec 13 02:04 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123
Does it taste like chicken?

Seriously though, what would you liken it to? I've never had shark.
It's a meaty kind of fish. It's been a while for me too, but I remember it was similar to swordfish.

I loved it - always love an animal I like the look of as well as the taste. Oh and you can wear them as well! If only you could race and ride sharks they'd be up there with pigs...


milkfish  Wednesday Dec 13 03:46 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad
Looks kind of like the profile of Rock Hudson:



Needs someone to stick a pompadour up top, though.


Griff  Wednesday Dec 13 04:09 PM

They do eat a lot of soy over there.



admirallpj  Monday Dec 18 08:24 AM

hello! everybody,i'm a yong man, how do you do!



Shawnee123  Monday Dec 18 12:48 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by admirallpj
hello! everybody,i'm a yong man, how do you do!

Um...how do I do what?

You should get that yong looked at, before it falls off.


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