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Potatotraits

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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, but 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 points 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.

xenzag, Aug 14 2012

Potatotrait example http://www.dailymai...nemy-Voldemort.html
I'm sure there are better examples, but this is a start. [xenzag, Aug 14 2012]

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       The world is better for having this idea.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 14 2012
  

       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.
rcarty, Aug 14 2012
  

       Could a parallel system employ carrot-analysing algorithms?
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 14 2012
  

       Not sure about carrots but turnips are definitely an option.
xenzag, Aug 14 2012
  

       I don't think Mr. Potato Head would be very happy about this!
xandram, Aug 14 2012
  

       George W. served his two terms, he has no grounds for complaint …
8th of 7, Aug 14 2012
  

       Very funny, 8th.
blissmiss, Aug 14 2012
  

       The eyes have it.   

       I wonder how many will end up being attributed as the virgin mary.
bob, Aug 15 2012
  
      
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