What the heck is this image?

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Looks like a baby in utero.

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  • Reply 1 of 14
    shetlineshetline Posts: 4,695member
    Ever see an image that your brain just can't parse into meaningful content, yet you suspect from context it's supposed to be something obvious?



    I saw this image at the bottom of an MSN Messenger window this morning. (Evil, I know, but it's the only way to talk to my sister who uses MSN, and has her phone line tied up all of the time on the internet.)



    I kept looking at it, but can't make any sense of it.







    I figure if I get enough eyes looking at this, it's going to be obviously recognizable to someone.



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  • Reply 2 of 14
    Eraserhead...that's what first came into mind. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 2 of 14
    burningwheelburningwheel Posts: 1,827member
    [quote]Originally posted by groverat:

    <strong>Looks like a baby in utero.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    that's what it is. i zoom in on it in photoshop
  • Reply 4 of 14
    jrcjrc Posts: 805member
    Living Human in Fetal form
  • Reply 5 of 14
    shetlineshetline Posts: 4,695member
    Oh, yeah! I zoomed in on it too, but it didn't help. I had somebody else look at the picture first too, just to verify that another person would be confused, and it wasn't just me.



    I feel better now.
  • Reply 6 of 14
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    Doesn't think belong in the late term abortion thread?



  • Reply 7 of 14
    thegeldingthegelding Posts: 3,230member
    just a fetus....lots of them around...



    coming soon to a uterus near you...



    g
  • Reply 8 of 14
    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    The problem with that image is that the color is not real. If it were a medical image it would be B&W. The flesh tone and the red cord were painted in some how.
  • Reply 9 of 14
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    [quote]Originally posted by shetline:

    <strong>Ever see an image that your brain just can't parse into meaningful content, yet you suspect from context it's supposed to be something obvious?



    I kept looking at it, but can't make any sense of it.

    </strong><hr></blockquote>

  • Reply 10 of 14
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    It looks like a fish with a red mask eating someones lower lip.
  • Reply 11 of 14
    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member
    wait, is that the preview of the "360-views of new cars"?
  • Reply 12 of 14
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    Groverat got it right. It's part of a photo contest MSNBC is running. My personal favorite is the one with the Indian patrol boats...
  • Reply 13 of 14
    toweltowel Posts: 1,479member
    When I zoomed in I could make it out ok. What's funny, though, is how our brains must be conditioned to find human faces in everything we see. Even after recognizing it as a fetus, my eyes would switch back and forth to seeing half a face. Like those vase-face drawings. The fetus's head and back outline the face, the chin cleft is an eye, there's a bit of fuzziness behind the back that looks like an ear, the stomach outlines a nose, the thigh cleft is half a mouth, and the back of the hip is a chin.
  • Reply 14 of 14
    [quote]Originally posted by Eugene:

    <strong>Groverat got it right. It's part of a photo contest MSNBC is running. My personal favorite is the one with the Indian patrol boats...</strong><hr></blockquote>



    ... Must have been hard getting that camera in there.
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