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8 Weird Faces Found In Google Maps

07/03/2014 10:53 GMT | Updated 07/03/2014 10:59 GMT

Google Maps is full of amazing stuff - whether it's polar bears, fictional Time Lords or places you aren't really allowed to see.

It's also - if you implement the right kind of automated software - full of faces.

Onformative developed exactly that sort of algorithm recently, then turned it on and watched as it came up with dozens of strange, funny and occasionally slightly rubbish 'faces' hidden in the real world.

"We were driven by the idea, to explore how the psychological phenomenon of Pareidolia, could be generated by a machine. We wrote an algorithm simulating this tendency, as it continuously searches for face-like shapes while iterating above the landscapes of the earth."

You can read more about the project here, see how it was done above and flick through 8 of their best faces in the slideshow below.