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From time to time a potato becomes newsworthy because it
resembles a famous person. This is a process of total serendipity,
Potatotraits can now offer it as a paid for service, for those who
desire to own a portrait of themselves as a genuine potato.
The process begins by the costumer
scanning and sending in two
views of their entire head; one front face and one side view.
Potatotraits digitises these by storing a set of key
points. This information is then sent to a number of potato
processing plants where millions of tubers speed along conveyor
belts and past a set of Potatotrait's cameras. The digitised key
are instantly compared to each potato as it zips past, with likely
matches being diverted into a separate storage area.
All likely matches are then examined in greater detail by a human
operator, and if the match is acceptable the customer eventually
receives their Potatotrait in a special presentation pack.
I'm sure there are better examples, but this is a start. [xenzag, Aug 14 2012]
||The world is better for having this idea.
||A good idea until a heavyset maritimer flops out of his rig and asks you wheres you wants the load of spuds shaped like yer 'ed.
||Could a parallel system employ carrot-analysing
||Not sure about carrots but turnips are definitely an option.
||I don't think Mr. Potato Head would be very happy about this!
||George W. served his two terms, he has no
grounds for complaint
||I wonder how many will end up being attributed as
the virgin mary.