British Woman Gets Savior-Fresh Breath!
In the latest case of pareidolia -- a funny little trick of the brain that places important, often religious, symbolism on regular items -- a British woman claims that a piece of chewed gum she stuck on her mantel turned into the image of Christ.
On Good Friday, even!
Though the Noden family reportedly intends to keep the Jesus gum as a memento, previous pareidolia incidents have led to big cash.
A holy pierogi sold for $1,775 in 2005, and a grilled cheese with the Virgin Mary's visage brought $28,000 the year before. Both were purchased on eBay by an online casino. Because the Blessed Mother of Cheese and the Son of Holy Potatoes wants people to play Texas Hold 'Em.
The High Ridge, Missouri, woman who found a Cheeto shaped like Jesus on the cross in 2008 opted to keep it, because it brought joy to her family.
They named it "Cheesus." (No, really. They did.)
Even weirder? The following year someone else found a Jesus Cheeto. (Should that be a Jeeto?) No, really. They did!
And they named it Cheesus too! No, really! They did!